EIT Urban Mobility is excited to announce that 15 start-ups and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) have been awarded tailored mentoring and support plus €30 000 in funding through the RAPTOR programme, which focuses on developing agile solutions for cities.
The start-ups and SMEs are implementing their winning solutions between September and December.
They will work with the cities of Riga, Tallinn, Bratislava, Cluj-Napoca, Prague City District 6 and City District 7, as well as Tel Aviv, Istanbul, and Cascais, to design, test and refine their solutions to critical urban mobility issues.
Each of the cities identified specific challenges that can be addressed in a short period of time, to improve the reliability and experience users of public transport and make micromobility more attractive and safer.
The new round of projects have built on the success of the first four solutions developed in early 2022.
Tel Aviv, Israel
- Solutions to effectively prevent or reduce bicycle and scooter theft, and help their retrieval post-theft
MOSA Innovations Limited (UK)
- Managing sidewalks to prioritise pedestrians and accommodate other users
AD Knight (Israel)
- Making pedestrians’ journeys safer and encourage walkability
Cognata Lt. (Israel)
- Making taxi rides more accessible and inclusive for passengers
- Optimising and integrating the Sea Taxi System into the current public transport system
- Technological solutions to facilitate new or improved systems for taxi driver license inspection
- Assessing on-demand transport services that effectively serve the Parede commercial and service area
- Improving customer experiences at bus interchanges
- Incentivising parents to take their children to school using carpooling and shared transport app
Prague District 6, Czech Republic
- Making mobility in cities safer for supervised groups of children
Prague District 7, Czech Republic
- Regulating the increasing use of micromobility services
- Improving and promoting safer and more convenient micromobility solutions
- Encouraging greater uptake of micromobility users in winter
Social Tech Projects (Denmark)
- Making public transport more reliable and predictable using real-time data
X2 Mobile (Romania)
- Improving climate resilience by making active mobility more attractive
Source: EIT Urban Mobility I News (https://bit.ly/3rK9bI8)