EIT Urban Mobility

A European initiative to create liveable urban spaces

EIT Urban Mobility team

MOBiLus – winner of EIT Urban Mobility – is a consortium of 48 partners from 15 countries, including BMW GroupCzech Technical UniversityCity of CopenhagenTomTomBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsAutomotive Technology Centre of Galicia and Siemens. Lluis Gomez from the City of Barcelona, the key coordinating partner, said: ‘Absolutely delighted! As EIT Urban Mobility, we will reimagine collective and individual mobility, shaping it according to local needs, supporting communities and stimulating the economy.’

Goals & Impact

EIT Urban Mobility is dedicated to accelerating solutions that improve our collective use of urban spaces, while ensuring accessible, convenient, safe, efficient, sustainable and affordable multimodal mobility.

EIT Urban Mobility’s objective is to rethink urban spaces, overcoming fragmentation by integrating all urban mobility players – including cities and citizens – and increasing social inclusion and equality.

By accelerating the products, services and processes for cities, EIT Urban Mobility will reimagine collective and individual mobility, shaping it according to local needs, supporting communities and stimulating the economy.

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EIT Urban Mobility has five strategic objectives:

  1. Enhance the value of urban spaces for the quality of life by re-shaping mobility: create liveable urban spaces by anchoring a mobility transition in citizen engagement and co-creation to respond to real mobility needs and explore innovative solutions together.
  2. Promote innovation performance through education and training: create lifelong learning education and training programmes that are intersectoral, international, entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary.
  3. Integrate user-centric mobility services and products: accelerate the development and deployment of novel and data-driven mobility services and products, while ensuring their integration.
  4. Foster the competitiveness of the European urban mobility business sector by accelerating market opportunities: target and stimulate the entrepreneurial ecosystem to accelerate new business ideas, models and players.  
  5. Stimulate markets and behavioural change through regulation and stakeholder engagement: enable and stimulate an active approach to regulation, removing barriers for innovation in cities and setting a favourable framework for all.  

EIT Urban Mobility infographic

This will be achieved by:

  1. Enabling change: address the challenges of urban sustainable growth as well as transportation network decongestion, for more liveable urban spaces by creating a platform and network of high-ranking European and global cities for collaboration, best practice sharing as well as up-scaling and deployment of solutions.
  2. Building capacities: train the next generation of urban mobility practitioners. Through various formats, all target groups are addressed, enabling a holistic understanding of urban mobility and aiming to overcome fragmentation in the education system.
  3. Creating options: leveraging and upgrading ideas for deployment through innovation projects. EIT Urban Mobility’s innovation projects will be challenge-driven, market-based and solution oriented. They will contribute to overcoming the challenges of eco-efficient and safe urban transport, data exploitation and regulatory and behavioural change.
  4. Delivering solutions: enable and activate the brightest European start-up teams considering new applications, business model systems, and data for the advancement of the urban mobility world. EIT Urban Mobility will develop a start-up friendly environment, which gives access to customers, partners and infrastructure.

EIT Urban Mobility across Europe

EIT Urban Mobility map

EIT Urban Mobility has formed five Innovation Hubs (Co-location Centres) across Europe:

  • Copenhagen – CLC North (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands)
  • Munich – CLC Central (Germany, Italy, Turkey)
  • Helmond – CLC West (Belgium, France, The Netherlands, United Kingdom)
  • Prague – CLC East (Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel)
  • Barcelona – CLC South (Spain, Switzerland)

Partners per Country

EIT Urban Mobility brings together 48 leading partners from business, education, research as well as cities and regions.

  • Belgium: Colruyt, Tractebel
  • Czech Republic: Prague, Czech Technical University, UTIA, Skoda Auto
  • Denmark: Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, E-ON
  • Finland: Helsinki, Aalto University
  • France: Altran
  • Germany: Hamburg, Munich, TU Munich, NFF, Fraunhofer Society, BMW Group, Siemens, Unternehmer TUM, Volkswagen Truck & Bus
  • Hungary: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, MOL Group, Zone Cluster
  • Israel: Tel Aviv, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • Italy: Milan, ENEA
  • Spain: Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia, Amadeus, CARNET, SEAT
  • Sweden: Stockholm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Switzerland: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • The Netherlands: TomTom, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Helmond, Eindhoven University of Technology, AMS Institute, Achmea, Oracle, TASS International
  • Turkey: Istanbul
  • United Kingdom: University College London

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