• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Founded2019

EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 they have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. They aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen. They create systemic solutions that will move more people around the city more efficiently and free up public space They bring all key players in urban mobility together to avoid fragmentation and achieve more They engage cities and citizens from the word go, giving them the opportunity to become true agents of change Their vision and mission Using our cities as living labs, their industry and university partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, freight and waste in smarter ways. Their programmes support their vision of creating more liveable urban spaces. By fostering innovation and transformation, they can improve people’s quality of life, decarbonise mobility and make Europe’s economy more competitive. This partnership is all about inspiring and enabling the move towards more liveable urban spaces, dedicated entrepreneurial talent and competitive mobility businesses. Together they aim to build a prosperous future for their cities. It will create an innovation community to educate and inspire mobility solutions for 21st century cities. They will avoid fragmentation by encouraging all urban mobility players to work together — with cities and citizens at its heart — and increase social inclusion and equality. Their approach Urban mobility is always under pressure. Future challenges ahead include growing urban populations, how to build and maintain infrastructure, the economic and environmental costs of congestion, demands for greater accessibility and safety, and the question of how to improve air quality. Based on a thorough analysis, EIT Urban Mobility will address eight societal and urban mobility challenges. They will meet these challenges through the activities of the City Club, Academy, Innovation, Business Creation and Factory.
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