Prague will be centre for project MOBILus - better urban mobility

Published: 27.12.2018 Related countries:  Indonesia Indonesia

European Institute of Innovation and Technology finances project "Mobility for Liveable Urban Spaces".

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) will to give to the consortium CZK 10.3 billion. EIT has chosen Czech capital city Prague as the centre for the MOBILus consortium project focused on urban mobility. The project "Mobility for Liveable Urban Spaces" is planned for seven years. The total financial volume
is EUR 1.6bn (approx. CZK 41.3bn). The EIT will fund 25% directly (approx. CZK 10.3bn). The first results should be available in 2020.

What is MOBiLus

It is a winner of EIT Urban Mobility – is a consortium of 48 partners from 15 countries, including BMW Group, Czech Technical University, City of Copenhagen, TomTom, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Automotive 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.

EIT Urban Mobility has five strategic objectives:

  • 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.
  • Promote innovation performance through education and training: create lifelong learning education and training programmes that are intersectoral, international, entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.