UCL’s Bartlett & Engineering part of winning consortium in major EU drive to improve urban mobility
4 January 2019
The MOBiLus consortium has been tasked by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) with transforming the future of transport in cities. The Energy Institute is representing The Bartlett alongside UCL's Faculty of Engineering.
On 5 December 2018, it was announced that the MOBiLus network would become EIT’s ‘Innovation Community on Urban Mobility’ (EIT Urban Mobility).
Mobilus fought off stiff competition to win the tender, relying on the strength of its 48 core partners. Alongside UCL, these included top academic institutions such as the Technical University of Denmark, partnered with major cities and businesses such as Siemens and BMW.
As a core partner in the EIT Urban Mobility, we are ensuring that UCL is at the forefront of developing new mobility services and technologies to achieve liveable places, said Dr Kamargianni
The partnership will run for seven years, with a total economic volume of €1.6 billion, up to a quarter of which (€400 million) will come from the EIT. The first results are expected in 2020.
EIT Urban Mobility: Mobility for Liveable Urban Spaces
EIT Urban Mobility aims to tackle the major transport challenges of the future by investing heavily across Europe and beyond, setting up and supporting initiatives to create sustainable transport solutions and communities.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology set up EIT Urban Mobility with the objective of rethinking urban spaces and bringing stakeholders together, increasing community inclusion and equality, as well as stimulating the economy. It has five strategic objectives:
- Being Europe’s driver for knowledge and innovation in mobility
- Training the next generation of urban mobility practitioners
- Leveraging and upgrading ideas for deployment
- Accelerating tomorrow’s mobility services and solutions to the market
- Replicating and scaling new mobility solutions to Europe and beyond
- Download the press release from EIT (PDF, 340KB)
- Download the EIT Urban Mobility factsheet (PDF, 570KB)
- Visit the EIT website
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