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The Business Creation programmes developed by EIT Urban Mobility, in which CARNET has a strong participation, have just opened their call for applications. All of them aim to become a powerful platform for transforming innovative mobility start-ups into successful companies through the acceleration of their business models. To achieve so, throughout the programmes we engage them in training events and networking events for them to get in contact with potential investors, but also be prepared to deliver...

The EIT Urban Mobility promotes the use of shared vehicles to reduce traffic in large cities and to protect the environment. Shared vehicles usually face hygiene issues due to poor treatment from their users, leaving garbage and causing damages in its interior. The behaviours result on an increase in the operating and maintenance costs. The project AntiTrash thus arises from the need to improve the cleanliness of shared vehicles, trains, and trams, and to increase the comfort...

Estanislau Roca’s passion in considered to be Barcelona’s urban planning, to which he has dedicated much of his professional life: He has been during various decades a lecturer at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), where he al was the vice-dean for Infrastructure and Architecture. Moreover, he has had a productive research career that led to his activity in CARNET. He considers that the city has evolved considerably since Cerda’s Plan (1859), followed by the...

A consortium conformed by CARNET, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), BABLE, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), and CTAG carried out a study about the impact that COVID-19 has had on the urban mobility systems of our cities. The consortium, supported by the EIT Urban Mobility, designed a survey to learn more about the effects of the pandemic on urban mobility systems, which was answered by 16 cities. The survey aimed...

One of the projects in which CARNET will be involved in this 2021 is WUM, “Women in Urban Mobility”. This project, funded by the EIT Urban Mobility, aims to create a unique network of urban mobility professionals across Europe focusing on female empowerment and raising awareness about gender equality in the urban mobility sector.   WUM was proposed with the intention of filling a gap in the lack of networks where women who are dedicated to urban mobility...

Molière officially kicked-off on December 9. For the past months, the consortium has been working on the early development and future steps for the project, which will have a duration of 24 months and has been awarded 1,9M € in funding by the European GNSS Agency. The goal is to promote more sustainable, affordable, equitable, and accessible mobility, where micromobility and shared mobility services increasingly complement public transport. Molière’s main outcome will be the development of the world's...

Our new partner, Eurecat, is the largest cross-sectorial and trans-national RTO in Catalonia, Spain. It provides the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise to boost their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment. Covering all technological specialties to deliver added value to companies and society, the RTO brings together the expertise of more than 700 professionals and generates a volume of income of 51M€ per year, serving more than 1,600 companies globally. Some of the...

FURNISH is redesigning the world’s streets and reconfiguring public spaces through the use of temporary Mobile Urban Elements (MUE) to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. CARNET, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Barcelona Tech (UPC), Elisava, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the City of Milan, and AMAT are the partners of this project.  The project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an innovation community bringing together academia, research, businesses, and cities to work on...

CARNET organized the VI edition of the Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges: Boosting Mobility Innovation with COVID-19, held on 16 November in an online format, in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). The annual event leading mobility innovation, brought together renowned international experts who shared their perspective on how the pandemic is affecting mobility and the opportunities that arise for stakeholders to design innovative solutions that can...