EIT Urban Mobility (represented by Innovation Hub South) and the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) back in May 2022. They'll use this as the basis for a promising set of new projects in 2023.
The MoU provides the framework for collaborative initiatives to tackle current and future urban mobility challenges in Spanish cities.
Activities so far
- An event in Madrid on Mobility Data Spaces (11 October 2022) organised by EIT Urban Mobility and co-hosted by Rocío Báguena, Director of the Transport Studies and Technology Division of MITMA. Ms. Báguena set the scene on state-of-the-art data sharing in the Spanish mobility and transport sectors, highlighting the lighthouse projects lead by the MITMA (EDIM, NAP, etc.). The event was an opportunity to get into the main obstacles to sharing data with stakeholders outside the public sector, and discuss possible solutions with attendees.
- The second workshop of the Working Group on Mobility of Gaia-X Spain, organised back-to-back with the Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress (15 November 2022). The workshop was an opportunity to further discuss the potential of Mobility Data Spaces for the Spanish market, and to co-create use cases with experts from the quadruple-helix of innovation. The output of this session will be transferred to a second edition of the brand-new study on this topic by the i2CAT Foundation, FACTUAL, and EIT Urban Mobility.
The standing committee – with representatives from the MITMA and EIT Urban Mobility – met on 22 December 2022 to assess their progress and agree on their priorities for 2023. They prioritised action in the fields of digitalisation, data sharing, data economy, demand responsive transit (DRT), and the transition towards carbon-neutral cities. These actions will focus on capacity building, training mobility practitioners, knowledge transfers (through conferences, thematic sessions, and workshops), raising public awareness, and testing and piloting innovative solutions.
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming initiatives co-organized by MITMA and EIT Urban Mobility.