Top

Highlights

Third-year International Spatial Development students from Breda University of Applied Sciences (NL) went on a field trip to Barcelona between 20 and 24 April with the objective to explore the urban planning traditions of the city and visit companies operating in the domains of urban design, planning, and mobility. On 22 April, the students visited Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) (Campus North and South) where the offices of CARNET are located. Dr. Mónika Bachofner (Research...

The RideSafeUM project website has just launched. This online space will host all the key information about the project, goals, partners, and details about the upcoming pilot tests in Barcelona, Rome, and Thessaloniki, where micro-mobility users will be able to join the project. RideSafeUM is an initiative co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility, a European initiative supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and co-funded by the European Union. The solution designed within the project...

CARNET has built a strategic alliance with Tel Aviv and CityZone to facilitate agile innovation in cities and address current issues in the complex area of urban mobility. This collaboration starts with the launch of the Rapid Applications for Transport (RAPTOR) project, set for May 2022. RAPTOR is a competition funded by EIT Urban Mobility that seeks to create and test solutions to niche urban mobility challenges, where participants compete to provide the most innovative, feasible,...

During the celebration of International Women’s Day, CARNET conducted a small survey regarding the access of women to the technological and innovation sector in which up to 50 professionals and people who are interested in the mobility sector participated. The results showed that less than 20% of the participants knew where female entrepreneurs were more common, as well as in which country has the highest percentage of women in leading corporate roles.  In the survey outcome, we...

From 29 May to 1 April, Žilina will host the first edition of Citython 2022, a three-day hybrid hackathon is focused on smart mobility, in the context of climate-resilient cities, public engagement and extreme weather and humanitarian emergencies. During the hackathon days, multidisciplinary teams of students and professionals of different backgrounds and expertise from all over Europe will compete with the goal of coming up with the best solutions to urban mobility challenges faced by the...

Since March 2021, the MultiDEPART project consortium has been working on the development of three key planning and managing tools that will help Public Transport Authorities and operators to scale DRT (Demand Responsive Transit) Services in their areas. On 24 March, a final event was hosted in Barcelona by the project partner AMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Area) and coordinated by CARNET, where the consortium partners presented the project evolution and the strategy for past project implementations and where...

During the first weeks of March, the Barcelona Robot Lab has hosted pilot tests within the LogiSmile project. In this European project led by CARNET and co-funded by the EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, the consortium partners will demonstrate a fully autonomous delivery system for last-mile logistics in 3 different pilot cities with distinct social and urbanistic backgrounds (Esplugues de Llobregat...

On 14 and 15 March, Dr Nikolai Ardey, Executive Director at Volkswagen Group Innovation, visited Barcelona. During his two day visit, he held meetings at the SEAT S.A. factory in Martorell, CASA SEAT and SEAT:CODE in the Barcelona city centre and CARNET, at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) Campus Nord.  CARNET is a centre of excellence for the future of urban mobility, which started in 2015 as an initiative of Volkswagen Group Innovation,...

The UAM Plazza Accelerator Programme will look for the 10 Urban Air Mobility start-ups with the most potential to improve mobility in European cities The project is co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility and will be led by Toulouse Metropole, with the collaboration of Aerospace Valley, Ferrovial, and CARNET (initiative coordinated by CIT UPC) Call for applicants is open until 1 May 2022 The UAM Plazza Accelerator Programme aims to take the selected start-ups to the next...

Over the last four days, the latest edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC Barcelona 2022) has been held, bringing together companies related to the world of technological innovation. From world-leading companies to the latest disruptive start-ups, they are all looking to influence the future of connected technology and will shape tomorrow. The congress integrated once again the event 4YFN (Four Years From Now), which was the ideal place to connect with startups and discover which innovative...