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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...

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...

Organized by CARNET (coordinated by CIT UPC) in collaboration with BIT Habitat, with the involvement of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the support of EIT Urban Mobility, Citython 2020 brought together 66 international students and experts from different areas—from data scientists and developers to urban planners— to design the solutions that will help to shape the future of our cities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all three editions of this year’s Citythons will...

Citython is the new type of hackathon in which multidisciplinary teams of students from different backgrounds and expertise compete to propose the best solutions to urban mobility challenges. EIT Urban Mobility is a European initiative, bringing together cities, universities, research centres and industry, to work jointly on mobility innovations and make cities more liveable. As part of EIT Urban Mobility’s core activities, three Citythons will be organised in 2020 across Europe. The first, in July, will...

Gentrification, lack of accessibility, air pollution, environmental degradation and waste-disposal problems are exacerbated by the increasing population density and demands of urban areas. Cities today face many challenges, and the cities of tomorrow will deal with more if we do not take action to prevent them. How can cities properly respond to today’s challenges and perhaps tomorrow’s challenges too? Citython 2019, an opportunity for citizens, students and experts to dream up original ideas and unconventional solutions to tackle...

Hackathon Mobility Barcelona was held at UPC on 18th, 23rd and 24th of March. 60 participants who were mainly students with different background took part in this event organized by CARNET with the collaboration of SEAT. The participants of the Hackathon were divided in small groups and faced one of the two challenges proposed by the organization. On one hand, the students had to solve the problem with the sound of Electric Vehicles. They had to create...

CARNET, in collaboration with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF), organised the symposium Challenges for Urban Mobility 2018, held on 12 November. The event brought together international experts who shared their views of Connectivity and 5G, Mobility as a Service and Data&Mobility.  The speakers addressed how to deal with global challenges in urban mobility. The audience gained deeper insight into the emerging opportunities of 5G technologies and could exchange ideas...

As part of Smart City week, a three-day hackathon took place in Barcelona bringing together creative and inquisitive minds to find solutions and tools for the gentrification problem that affects the historic and tourist centres of Barcelona. The event was an initiative by the Barcelona City Council and BIT, and was organized by CARNET.   The Citython is an event at which small groups of young professionals search for innovative and creative solutions. It is an opportunity for...