EIT KIC Good Practices

Yet, despite numerous signs of progress, especially regarding collaboration, as the last Research and Innovation analysis in the European Semester 2020 Country Reports suggest, technology transfer and commercialisation of research results remain at a low level in many European countries.

In a context that calls for rapid local action to face numerous and diverse global challenges, fruitful collaboration to lead ambitious urban mobility change is needed more than ever. Too often, impactful innovative solutions do not make it beyond pilot stage, or mobility transformations remain circumscribed to a district. To overcome such hurdles, it is crucial to accelerate knowledge and experience sharing between all actors and shapers of the urban mobility ecosystem, both direct and indirect ones.

In this report we review research and statistics that illustrate how e-micromobility has become an integral part of urban mobility systems. E-micromobility should be seen as a new mode of transportation, that responds to a widespread demand for multimodal urban transport. This conclusion points to a need for conceptualizing perspectives and possible regulative frameworks, which could enable micromobility to become a significant part of an open-to-public multimodal system.

Nowadays,many cities around the world have to deal with high levels of air pollution coming from different sources, such as industry or road transport. This has a significant negative impact on people health.Heart disease, lung cancer or chronic and acute respiratory diseases are examples of sickness that are enhanced by alow air quality (AQ) in the cities. Even recent studies indicate that high levels of air pollution increase the mortality rate from COVID-19. Therefore, specific action measures need to be taken in order for to maintain a healthy level of ambient AQ.

Each year, a topic that is high on the European health agenda is selected for deeper exploration in meetings that take place at Round Tables across the EIT Health regions, drawing on the experience, knowledge and skills of subject matter experts from EIT Health’s broader community. The 2019 Think Thank Round Table Series focussed on ‘Optimising Innovation Pathways: Future Proofing for Success’.

One of the key goals of the MOTION project is to develop a community of practice and enhance capacity building in relation to monitoring, learning and evaluation (MEL) for transformative change. With that goal in mind, we implemented an online training session focused on sharing some of the key learnings of the MOTION project during the International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) 2020.

Health’s High Value Care Forum supports health and care professionals and health care providers drive transformation in health care systems. Our resources help them to understand and adopt the measurable patient-focused approach HVC demands. Having identified a lack of adequate training opportunities around the implementation of HVC, the HVC Forum is addressing this need by:

• providing education and training for health care professionals, patients, families and carers, decision makers, and policymakers

• sharing best practice about how to implement HVC.