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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...

How can we re-imagine our cities to make them safer, more sustainable, and ready for new models of mobility and social interaction? That is the question that participants faced during the 2020 Citython editions, which took our urban mobility hackathon to the cities of Barcelona (Spain), Lublin (Poland), and Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Organised by CARNET (an initiative coordinated by CIT UPC) with the support of EIT Urban Mobility, the three Citython editions brought together a total of...

FutureMob was proposed with the intention of generating changes in mobility habits through monthly programmes that reward users and companies that get involved in this initiative. The reward programmes, from now on called ‘challenges’, were based on 2 specific strategies each one. The first challenge, called ‘Be Healthy’, promoted the change of transport modes towards active ones such as cycling and walking. The second one, called‘Move Smart’, proposed the change of commuting schedules to avoiding peak...

For the sixth consecutive year, CARNET is organising the Symposium on “Urban Mobility Challenges”. CARNET will bring together speakers from the industrial sector and the academic world, to present their knowledge of new technologies and the latest innovations related to mobility. In recent years, the mobility industry has undergone very rapid changes. The vertiginous speed at which key technologies are advancing in areas of the sector, such as connected autonomous vehicles, electrification, and new mobility services, creates...

CARNET plays a key role boosting selected mobility start-ups to further develop innovative ideas to improve urban mobility. During the past months, CARNET gave the right tools to the start-ups and scale-ups participating in several programs funded by the EIT Urban Mobility on the field of Business Creation. Preselected scale-ups partook in a Bootcamp that was held on 26 and 27 May 2020. In an online context, representatives of 21 scale-ups participated in intense training sessions led...