Microsoft and EIT Urban Mobility: an alliance to boost innovation in urban mobility

Barcelona, Nov 2023 – In a significant move towards advancing the future of urban mobility, EIT Urban Mobility Innovation Hub South has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft, marking the beginning of a strategic collaboration between the two entities.

Under the agreement, EIT Urban Mobility and Microsoft will leverage their expertise to accelerate innovation in urban mobility solutions, addressing the evolving challenges cities face in Europe.

The MoU outlines several areas of collaboration by combining EIT Urban Mobility’s deep knowledge of urban mobility challenges with Microsoft’s technological prowess, aiming to create sustainable, efficient, and inclusive mobility solutions for urban environments. The agreement means a massive step towards fostering collaboration and its potential impact on urban mobility, highlighting the importance of harnessing technology to address the complexities of urban transportation, improve sustainability, and enhance city residents’ overall quality of life.

The EIT Urban Mobility and Microsoft association is a testament to the power of collaboration between academia, industry, and technology leaders. The MoU sets the stage for a new era of innovation in urban mobility, where data-driven solutions and advanced technologies pave the way for more innovative, more sustainable cities.

EIT Urban Mobility and Transport Malta reinforce their collaboration with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

  • The agreement formalises the mutual interaction and strengthens the existing relationship between EIT Urban Mobility and Transport Malta at the strategic and working levels.

Barcelona, December 2022 – EIT Urban Mobility and Transport Malta have announced a new cooperation accord to develop and implement long-term sustainable urban mobility solutions in the country. The agreement formalises the mutual interaction and strengthens the existing relationship between EIT Urban Mobility and Transport Malta at the strategic and working levels.
Thanks to this newly established collaboration, Transport Malta could enjoy new opportunities for potential partnerships and joint ventures, facilitating the business expansion in the country. It will also encourage participation and co-creation in events and gain visibility by meeting and communicating with potential clients and knowledge triangle partners of the EIT Urban Mobility community.
Even when the two organisations’ relationship precedes their formal acknowledgement, it is crucial to establish an MoU through a joint public announcement. The pursuit of the public interest unites the two organisations

About Transport Malta

Transport Malta is the transport regulator in Malta and is responsible for the overall transport strategy across all sectors of internal transport, namely active, road ferry transport, and external transport links by sea and air.
Transport Malta’s mission is to promote and develop the transport sector in Malta through proper regulation and by promoting and developing related services, businesses, and other interests both locally and internationally.

Malta’s National Transport Strategy 2050 and Transport Master Plan 2025

Malta’s National Transport Strategy 2050 and Transport Master Plan 2025 were just released. This master plan takes the shape of a hybrid national transportation plan and a sustainable national urban mobility plan, due to the country’s size and urbanisation level. Additionally, it establishes the structure for any future regional or municipal mobility plans that might be created.
The Transport Master Plan prioritises active mobility while considering public transportation, ferries, and freight transportation. Apart from commuters living there, Malta considers the mobility requirements of occasional users like visitors.
The plan is the first 10-year plan of an expected series of Transport Master Plans that will strive to achieve the goals established in the National Transport Strategy for 2050.

The Custom Course on Cycling Infrastructure for Transport Malta – EIT Urban Mobility Academy

In spring 2022, the EIT Urban Mobility Academy delivered the course Cycling Infrastructure: From Concept to Design and Implementation in Malta, with the support of the EIT Urban Mobility RIS Hub Malta and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Malta.
Imparted by cycling experts, the training was designed to support Transport Malta’s commitment to making Malta’s road infrastructure more cycle-friendly. It focused on bicycle infrastructure design to promote leadership in developing sustainable mobility options for Malta, with specific attention to road safety in shared spaces and particular solutions for the Maltese context, building on good practices from other countries and cities.
EIT Urban Mobility Academy created this innovative blended training programme to help Malta become more liveable and sustainable by building on best practices from leading European cities/experts and by making the most of a wide variety of learning methodologies and formats.