Urban mobility faces several challenges. We need solutions accelerating the transformation towards a sustainable mobility ecosystem with a focus on securing and developing liveable urban spaces. This requires a systemic approach involving all key stakeholder groups and calls for change regarding what we do and how it is done.
A key element to manage this transformation is to close the knowledge and skills gap within the area of urban mobility in Europe. We need to make sure that the required capabilities and capacity are available to plan for and handle the transformation and to be relevant in a new context, a new urban mobility paradigm. These education and training needs can be summarised as the ability to implement and leverage on new technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and system transformation and change.
As a critical part of the strategy, we are now expanding our education activities within RIS regions with the aim to foster innovation and entrepreneurship skills of students in the RIS countries. We also would like to encourage them to further pursue their education in the urban mobility field by applying for one of the master programmes we offer. In this regard, we look for projects that can help us realise these goals and simultaneously, contribute to our strategic objectives and that can be repeated and scalable beyond 2023, including geographical coverage and volume.
Main features of the call
The winter school focuses on training in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) in the context of urban mobility. The winter school is a combination of a challenge-based course and a study trip. It should be organised in the winter of 2023/ 2024 and it should target the students who completed at least their 2nd year of bachelor education. The participants should come from the RIS countries. The desired academic background of the students is: Engineering, Information Science, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering Statistics, Geoinformation Technology, Urban Planning, Geography, Economics, Software Engineering.
The goal of the winter school is to provide the students with basic knowledge about entrepreneurship applied to urban mobility and incentivise them to apply for the EIT UM Master Programmes by raising awareness about EIT UM Master School. This winter school focuses on problem analysis and on potential solutions that should be possible to develop into a start-up.
|Type of contact||Team|
|For legal, financial and administrative procedures, including questions about PLAZA submission tool||Programme Management Office (PMO)||email@example.com|
|For content, topic-related related questions||Academy Teamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
EIT Urban Mobility will host an online information session on 10 May 2023 focused on the Call content, the challenges, and requirements, as well as on the general procedures, such as the submission and evaluation process and the PLAZA submission tool.
To register for the webinar, please visit the following website: https://eiturbanmobility-eu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lRs0ZzB4S6qbmEqzH8ww2g
|Call for Proposals Main Features|
|Key dates of the Call calendar[i]||Call opening: 24 April 2023|
Call closure: 24 May 2023 at 17:00 CET
Eligibility and admissibility check: end of May 2023
Evaluation of proposals: beginning of June 2023
Communication of results: mid-June2023
Tentative start of the projects: beginning of July 2023
|Total estimated EIT Funding allocated to this Call||85,000 EUR|
|Link to the submission portal||PLAZA platform will be available as of 26 April 2023|
|List of documents to be submitted||Application form is available on the PLAZA platform|
|List of documents to take into consideration||– Call Manual (Amended Version Updated in 4 May 2023) |
– Call Manual (Amended Version Updated in 15 May 2023)
– EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
– List of KPIs
– Guidelines for Applicants (available soon)
– Eligibility of expenditure
– Appeal procedure
– Project Implementation Handbook
– Financial Support Agreement template
– Horizon Europe Grant Agreement (specifically Articles 16 and 17)
|Short summary of the topics to be addressed||RIS Education Winter School for Bachelor Students |
A winter school organized for bachelor students coming from RIS countries with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the context of urban mobility.
|Evaluation criteria (1st stage)||The proposal will be evaluated based on the criteria listed below, as stated in section 5 Evaluation and selection process. |
• Strategic fit
• Excellence and novelty
• Impact and social, economic, financial, and general sustainability
• Quality and efficiency of the implementation
[i] Please note that this calendar is indicative. Dates might be subject to slight changes.