Urban mobility has gone through unexpected and momentous changes in the last couple of years. 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.
The last year has been unforgettable and has shaped thinking on where EIT Urban Mobility needs to go. They learned they could move fast and innovate at a pace. They learned that the right thinkers and doers are there – you just need to find them. They learned that innovation can be financially beneficial and contribute to sustainable growth and sustainability in cities and territories.
Call for proposals for the Factory for #Challengemycity 2022
On 9 December 2021, EIT Urban Mobility launched a call for the Factory programme 2022, focused on different challenges that two of the Core Partners’ cities have developed and proposed to find solutions to improve their mobility systems, and especially their mobility hubs such as stations.
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 help all types and sizes 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.
They look forward to receiving your applications for inclusion in the Business Plan 2022. The call closes on 8 February 2022 at 17:00 CET.
Summary of the topics to be addressed
The #ChallengeMyCity call provides innovative mobility solutions with the opportunity to perform a pilot in a city’s urban environment in real conditions. For the first release of this call, the cities of Toulouse and Milan are participating. They present specific mobility challenges that need to be addressed and 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 cities (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.
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To view the information webinar that took place on 17 December, see here (passcode: Rx3!0^RD).