TICER

By combining our best experience into one course, TICER aims to educate start-ups and innovators on how to scale in cities. The objective is to develop an education service that provides innovators and start-ups with the right entrepreneurial skills and a clearer picture of the position of their innovation on the market by delivering a better understanding of the functioning, law-making and challenges faced by the participating city.

It also gives innovators the opportunity to further develop their product or service using a citizen-focused user experience to understand the motivations of citizens. This will lead to innovative solutions that are viable, scalable, and both meet the citizens’ needs and city regulations.

The training will consist of separate modules with the following themes:

  • entrepreneurial knowledge and skills;
  • user experience;
  • city regulations;
  • citizen behaviour.

The theoretical section will be primarily available online but will also be extended with face-to-face workshops to acquire practical knowledge. Representatives from the participating cities will contribute to the law-making session. After finishing the development and pilot, we plan to take TICER to other cities in the EU through the EIT Urban Mobility network.

SummerSchoolUM

This project aims to close the knowledge gap and to raise awareness about safe, green, and inclusive mobility solutions for people and goods through summer schools and other training courses for students, young specialists, and academics in the fields of city logistics and urban mobility. More specifically the objectives are:

  • to raise awareness of the EIT Urban Mobility education activities and services;
  • to attract a large number of students to education activities, with a focus on the Master School and raise interest and attract participants from Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) countries to the EIT Urban Mobility´s labelled programmes;
  • to provide education and training with a focus on innovation in cities and urban challenges to assist in the training of specialists capable of the after-war restoration of Ukrainian cities in accordance with the European Union policy and vision.

The general idea is to provide summer schools and training courses presenting innovative urban mobility solutions and EU implementations. Additionally, Polish and Ukrainian case studies will be developed to raise awareness of the conflict among urban mobility stakeholders and arouse interest in finding possible urban mobility solutions. To strengthen the practical approach of the Summer Schools, speakers from businesses and city authorities are invited to present real urban mobility projects  in lectures and workshops. This will enable the analysis of real urban mobility problems and proposed solutions.

TRAILS

TRAILS fosters innovation in electromobility education in Bulgaria and Malta. The objective is to ignite and expand the education and future work capacity in these two countries from the regional innovation scheme. The project began with an assessment of the local needs in electromobility and new vehicle technologies. A specifically developed training for teachers programme will enable the transfer of knowledge from the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) and Cleantech Bulgaria (CTBG) to industry, local schools and higher education institutions, enabling educators to develop new methodologies to teach skills that are needed for the future of mobility. To address the specific needs of industry partners, the project also includes a strong collaboration between local educational institutions and industry partners.

MICLC

While cities in Europe strive to accelerate the shift towards cleaner transport, urban mobility sector operators, simultaneously, face many obstacles when deploying, testing, or scaling their products. Companies frequently lack a clear roadmap for deployment or required resources for product testing. In many European cities, the process from prototype to deployment and testing can take up to 18-22 months. This unnecessarily impedes innovation and decreases the competitive edge of businesses.

The project demonstrates how synchronised urban mobility product and service deployment and testing procedures in the public sector save resources for municipal and private sector stakeholders alike while accelerating innovation and product time to market rates in the urban mobility and smart city context, in general. All the project activities rely on a user-centric perspective obtained from start-ups and other leading private sector urban mobility operators.

Designing the Cycling City 

This five-week course aims to improve the knowledge and skills of Slovakian traffic and urban planning professionals in designing and implementing integrated and sustainable cycling infrastructure. The original English version of Designing the Cycling City (DtCC) course will be translated to Slovakian and customised to reflect specific Slovakian experiences. 

The course includes both online and face-to-face components and will be created by Dutch urban design consultancy Humankind and Slovak NGO Smart Cities Klub. Topics will include citizen participation, road safety, and cycling infrastructure design, and the final project will ask students to create and present a plan that transforms the street they live on.

Participants will have the opportunity to take an online tour in a Dutch city to learn about the cycling infrastructure and its integration into urban design. Dutch experts will also present potential solutions and ideas and exchange knowledge about best practices of designing and implementing cycling infrastructure in The Netherlands. 

MOBINNO-EXPERIENCES 

MOBINNO-EXPERIENCES creates high-quality audiovisual material that showcases real-life experiences from leading start-ups, corporations, industry players, and cities in the field of environmentally sustainable mobility, particularly those based in Malta and the south-east European region.   

Content covering entrepreneurship, innovation and mobility is being produced for potential entrepreneurs, professionals, and citizens interested in mobility challenges in Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) countries. 

The multimedia materials will be uploaded to a massive open online course (MooC) to maximise free and open access.  

INNOMOTION

Innomotion aims to create an Urban Mobility Scale-up Program in Istanbul and will provide support for innovative mobility solutions from all the cities of Turkey. By integrating the program with other EIT Urban Mobility accelerator programs, business creation services and Urban Mobility Living Lab in Istanbul, Innomotion will provide scaling up services for startups. The consortium will run a competion program for mobility startups, especially addressing the challenges defined by the city club members of EIT Urban Mobility. This competion program will enable the consortium to reach to the best mobility startups with high potential of scalability in the region, increase the visibility of EIT Urban Mobility and in the long run support the sustainability of EIT Urban Mobility. 

MeHUB

MeHUB helps to organise public space within the urban environment as well as lower operational costs for service providers and create a better MaaS(Mobility as a Service) experience for users with a connected and universal micro-mobility charging infrastructure. 

The project  

  • creates alternative solutions for efficient and electric personal mobility. 
  • integrates last-kilometre solutions with existing public transportation hubs. 
  • ensures vehicles are supported by smart and connected locking against vandalism. 
  • measures the scalable benefits of the infrastructure. 
  • minimises operational needs and supports reducing and measuring carbon emissions. 

SUMBooST2

SUMBooST2 develops universally applicable data science methodology which extracts key urban mobility parameters and origin/destination matrix from the anonymised big data set gathered from telecom operator. 

The algorithms which separate relevant mobility data from the overall dataset are the unique part of the toolbox. The algorithms to identify passenger car trips are developed in 2020 project SUMBooST, and they are being upgraded in the 2021 to detect trips made by active mobility modes and public transport. 

SUMBooST2 is a follow up of SUMBooST 2020 project where the methodology of the toolbox was based on the identification of passenger car trips only. The project plans to further improve the methodology and will mainly be focused on identifying sustainable transport modes and their strengthening, but personal car trips will also be analyzed as an additional validation of the first version of toolbox. 

For the methodology to be valid, it must be implemented in representative number of cities. SUMBooST included implementation and validation in the City of Rijeka, and SUMBooST2 continues with two other cities, Zagreb and Dubrovnik. 

Innovative methodology (toolbox) is based on big data science further enhanced and validated through traditional traffic research. The most creative and innovative part is the extraction of the mobility parameters from the big data set gathered from telecom operators. 

Urban MoVators

Urban MoVators is a dedicated RIS entrepreneurship program, that will scale the process of mobilizing the innovation and entrepreneurial potential of the urban mobility eco-system in Bulgaria through a specialized service and access provision to EIT Urban Mobility expertise, programs and opportunities. 

The Programme will source and nourish the most promising start-ups able to bring transformative and innovative mobility solutions, impactng the local ecosystem, enriching the RIS network and contributing to EU recognized mobility city challenges. 

It will provide a unique combination of features and resources that will deliver high value and impact, by blending the needs, entrepreneurial and industrial experse on a national level with EIT Urban Mobility Business Creation Programs and will prepare Bulgarian innovators for market immersion and deployment of successful mobility solutions. 

urbanDRONEscheduler

The project urbanDRONEscheduler aims to deliver a real-time digital platform for drone operation in urban areas based on an approved predefined flight route strategy. The platform consists of a Drone Flight Control Centre (DFCC) supervised by the city authorities on the server-side and an app/https-based application on the client side. 

Through the client app, a drone user requests a ride defining the time, start & final destination and the cargo. DFCCapproves corridor routes in real-time based on risk analysis, cargo and drone performance as well as external factors such as weather conditions. During the flight, the DFCC monitors the drone ride with the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) involving continuous flight auditing and management on a possible enforcement interface. 

This pan-EU project is being realized by a team of higher education institutions and four business partners from three different RIS countries and two different EIT Urban Mobility hubs, and by testing in three living lab RIS cities.