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

  • Managing sidewalks to prioritise pedestrians and accommodate other users
    AD Knight (Israel)

Istanbul, Türkiye

  • Optimising and integrating the Sea Taxi System into the current public transport system
    MEEP (Spain)
  • Technological solutions to facilitate new or improved systems for taxi driver license inspection
    TEXINSIGHT (Turkey)

Cascais, Portugal

  • Assessing on-demand transport services that effectively serve the Parede commercial and service area
    OpenMove (Italy)
  • Incentivising parents to take their children to school using carpooling and shared transport app
    CHILDFY (Spain)

Prague District 6, Czech Republic

  • Making mobility in cities safer for supervised groups of children
    Flare (Slovenia)

Prague District 7, Czech Republic

Riga, Latvia

  • Improving and promoting safer and more convenient micromobility solutions
    Novality (Spain)

Tallinn, Estonia

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Making public transport more reliable and predictable using real-time data
    X2 Mobile (Romania)

Bratislava, Slovakia

Learn more about the RAPTOR programme here, and visit the site for more details on the new city pilot schemes.

Source: EIT Urban Mobility I News (https://bit.ly/3rK9bI8)