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On 12 May, at 5:00 p.m. CET, the ‘Mobility Patterns from a Gender Perspective’ meetup organized by CARNET and the UPC was held in Barcelona at Cal l’Alier and streamed online. Over 50 online attendees listened to the presentations of several specialists in urban mobility who discussed ideas, challenges, and contributions to gender equality in urban mobility (UM) made from their areas of expertise (academia, industry, and public administration). Silvia Casorrán, Counsellor of Mobility and Accessibility for...

After reviewing almost 100 applications, Europe's 15 most promising emerging companies in the field of urban mobility have been selected as the next participants in the ScaleTHENGlobal Programme, financed by the EIT Urban Mobility. For the next months, they will benefit from financial support, mentoring, coaching, expert workshops, access to local ecosystems, participation at key European events, and services valued at more than €20,000 provided by the programme partners, such as access to the 5GLabBraWo Lab...

A six-day online hackathon, 60 participants, and three challenges focused on optimization of mobility, traffic safety and healthy future of cities. During the first edition of Citython Eindhoven, the Netherlands, which took place from 28 May to 2 June, multidisciplinary teams of young professionals put their creativity to the test, finding innovative mobility solutions to make 21st century cities more liveable. Organized by CARNET (coordinated by CIT UPC) in collaboration with the City of Eindhoven, the Breda...

MOBINNO-EXPERIENCES has been launched in April in Spain, France, and Hungary to close the knowledge gap between education and business creation in the mobility field. The project is financed by EIT Urban Mobility, an innovation community supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. MOBINNO-EXPERIENCES will create high-quality audiovisual materials focused on real experiences from the most cutting-edge startups, corporates, industry players, and cities, which will be disseminated...

Elisa Sayrol, Ph.D. holder in Telecommunications Engineering, is a researcher specializing in image and video processing.  She is an associate professor at the UPC Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB), where she was the director for six years. Currently, she coordinates the master’s degree in Urban Mobility. Since 2017, she has formed part of the academic management of CARNET, the mobility hub promoted by the UPC, SEAT, and Volkswagen. She arrived at CARNET in 2017 thanks to...

The first edition of Citython for 2021 is about to begin. Eindhoven Citython is looking for innovative young professionals – from architects and urban planners to data scientists and engineers – to solve mobility challenges in cities. This year's event takes place online and focuses on the optimization of mobility, traffic safety and a healthy future of cities. The event is part of a larger project financed by EIT Urban Mobility, a body supported by European...

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...