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The new office spaces of CARNET were officially inaugurated on Monday, 19 September 2022, at the new location at the Nexus II building on c/ Jordi Girona, 29. CARNET’S industrial partners, CARNET’s academic committee, partners from public transportation agencies, sector companies, as well as city representatives, came to celebrate this important step for CARNET in a casual ambiance at the new office. Dr. Lluis Jofre-Roca, academic director of CARNET, expressed his gratitude for the space provided by...

The RideSafeUM project is entering the final phase of its first year of progress in which pilots will be conducted in three European cities The pilots will test a micromobility app and dashboard to improve rider safety and prevent accidents The project, led by CARNET, is co-financed by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union During the months of September to December, both...

From 30 September to 2 October 2022 the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz will host the first New European Bauhaus (NEB) Citython 2022, a global competition where students, innovators and enthusiasts from different fields are invited to participate in close teamwork to develop creative solutions, innovative ideas and contribute to a sustainable future of the city. Citython aims to bring together multidisciplinary teams of students and professionals of different backgrounds to develop solutions that address the challenges in...

A consortium of European partners led by CARNET launched the third edition of FURNISH (https://furnish.tech/), our ground-breaking project dedicated to building new social spaces in European streets. This third edition, named FURNISH-KIDS, is focused on the co-creation of urban elements with children, aiming to incorporate the capacity of kids to envision the future by using a diverse sample of design techniques. Indeed, children naturally interact with the space whenever they feel instigated by it. These spaces,...

Within the framework of LogiSmile, the autonomous delivery device called Ona was tested in the city of Esplugues de Llobregat (Spain) between 7 and 10 June. This project is 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 robot was piloted on a 750-meter track that mixed roads and pedestrian areas. The pilot scope included the validation of the autonomous navigation system,...

The Scale-up Programme, financed by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, identifies the 12 most promising startups with solutions for sustainable urban mobility. The programme aims to take the selected startups to the next level by helping them find funding and partnerships through attendance to major European events, giving them visibility to potential investors and bringing them closer to implementing their solutions...

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...

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...

The virtual kick-off for the e-mobility project ECOSWAP, co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) a body of the European Union, took place on 31 January. Even though electric motorbikes have shown to be a sustainable and agile vehicle in urban spaces, they still face some barriers that prevent their breakthrough in the market. Therefore, this initiative intends to overcome two of their main obstacles: high initial...