Urban Mobility went through unexpected and momentous changes in 2020 and 2021. COVID-19 ripped through our nations and cities bringing individual, community and societal upheaval and turmoil. Density and proximity, the very two things that make our cities the economic, cultural, intellectual, political, and innovative beating hearts of our society, were also the weakest points when faced with a new and deadly threat.
It has been an unforgettable couple of years that have shaped our thinking on where EIT Urban Mobility needs to go. We learned we could move fast and innovate at pace. We learned that the right thinkers and doers are out there – they just need to be found. We learned that innovation can be financially beneficial and contribute to sustainable growth.
In 2022, we want to provide momentum and support innovators further into the early stages of market uptake, and simultaneously help cities address their sustainability challenges in mobility with innovative approaches. Reducing the time-to-market of successfully piloted innovations and overcoming market-entry barriers is at the core of the objectives of this call for solutions. The post-covid urban mobility landscape leaves us limited time to reach our collective 2030 goals, and a true decade of action is needed to implement change in cities.
We look forward to receiving your applications!
Main features of the call (aim and challenges)
The overall purpose of the Factory programme is to resolve challenges facing European cities to improve citizens’ lives, by taking innovative ideas and putting them to the test in real life.
The Factory programmes helps all type and size of enterprises grow their successful business ventures and scale up their products and services. It does so by providing co-funding and opportunities for networking.
This #ChallengeMyCity call aims at resolving mobility-related challenges faced by European cities in their urban environment with market-ready innovative solutions. This year’s issue of the call is dedicated to the city of Madrid and project proposals are invited to address at least one of these 3 different Challenges:
- Challenge A – in Madrid: Logistics hub for green last mile delivery
- Challenge B – in Madrid: Safety for bicycle paths & monitoring of cyclist flows
- Challenge C – in Madrid: Monitoring active mobility flows in new urban spaces
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|Legal, financial, administrative, and technical email@example.com|
|Content of the Callfirstname.lastname@example.org|
You can check here the presentation used in the Info Day webinar.
Call for Proposals for Factory for #ChallengeMyCity Madrid: Main Features
Call opening: 20 April 2022
Call closing: 20 June 2022 at 17:00 CEST
Eligibility and admissibility check: End of June 2022
Evaluation of proposals: July 2022
Communication of results: End of July – Beginning of August 2022
Total EIT funding allocated to this call
|Up to 160,000 EUR|
Total EIT funding allocation per challenge
|Challenge A: Up to 60,000 EUR |
Challenge B: Up to 50,000 EUR
Challenge C: Up to 50,000 EUR
Link to the submission portal
|The PLAZA platform will be available from 20 April 2022|
|List of documents to be submitted|
Application form (available on the website)
At least one letter of recommendation from the city or client where a prior pilot was carried out
The SME registration certificate
The Pitch Deck
|List of documents to take into consideration|
Call Manual 2021-2022 Factory #ChallengeMyCity
EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
List of KPIs for Factory
Guidelines for Applicants
Eligibility of expenditure
Handbook for subgrantees (Available soon)
Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement
|Short summary of the topics to be addressed|
#ChallengeMyCity Madrid The #ChallengeMyCity call provides innovative mobility solutions with the opportunity to perform a pilot in a city’s urban environment in real conditions. The challenges of this call are located in the city of Madrid (Spain). EIT Urban Mobility and Madrid City Council have developed the mobility challenges that need to be addressed and Madrid will be hosting the pilots to tackle these challenges. During the implementation of the activities, the pilots will take place in parallel. The pilot implementation will be co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility and administratively supported by the city (and public service providers, where applicable). The impact of the pilots will be evaluated to assess the potential success of a long-term implementation of the tested solutions.
For the Quality evaluation: Three External Expert Evaluators (EEEs) and two internal evaluation experts will assess the team capability, impact, excellence, and the implementation of the proposals.
For the Pitch: The Selection Committee members will assess the quality of the pitch presentation that includes compliance with the financial sustainability principles and knowledge triangle integration.