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EIT Urban Mobility #ChallengeMyCity Call for Proposals

EIT Urban Mobility launches a call for the Factory programme 2022 focused on different challenges that two of its Core Partners’ cities have developed to find solutions to improve their mobility systems and stations.

Looking forward to receiving your applications for inclusion in the Business Plan 2022!

Urban mobility has gone through unexpected and momentous changes in 2020. COVID-19 ripped through our nations and cities bringing individual, community, and societal upheaval and turmoil. Density and proximity, the very two things that make our cities the economic, cultural, intellectual, political, and innovative beating hearts of our society.

It has been an unforgettable year that has shaped our thinking on where EIT Urban Mobility needs to go. We learned we could move fast and innovate at a pace. We learned that the right thinkers and doers are there – you just need to find them. We learned that innovation can be financially beneficial and contribute to sustainable growth and sustainability in cities and territories.

Main features of the call 

The overall purpose of the Factory programme is to resolve challenges facing European cities to improve citizens lives, by taking innovative ideas and putting them to the test in real life.

The Factory programmes helps all type and size of enterprises grow their successful business ventures and scale up their products and services. It does so by providing co-funding and opportunities for networking.


Call opening: 9 December 2021
Call closing: 8 February 2022 at 17:00 CET
Eligibility and admissibility check: Beginning of February 2022
Evaluation of proposals: February-March 2022
Communication of results: End of April 2022

Total EIT funding allocated to this call

 Up to EUR 150,000

Total EIT funding allocation per challenge

Challenge A (Toulouse): Up to EUR 60,000 Challenge B (Milan): Up to EUR 60,000 Challenge C (Milan): Up to EUR 30,000 

Link to the submission portal

The PLAZA platform will be available as of 9 December 2021

List of documents to be submitted

Application form template
At least one letter of recommendation from the city or client where a prior pilot was carried out (To be attached to the Application Form in PDF)
A note of load descent and load distribution (showing an overload <20 KN/m2) (only for challenge A) (To be attached to the Application Form in PDF)

List of documents to take into consideration    

Appeal procedure
Application form
Eligibility of expenditure
Guidelines for applicants
List of KPIs
EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
Implementation Handbook (To be published in the following days)
Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement

Short summary of the topics to be addressed

#ChallengeMyCity The #ChallengeMyCity call provides innovative mobility solutions with the opportunity to perform a pilot in a city’s urban environment in real conditions. For the first release of this call, the cities of Toulouse and Milan are participating. They present specific mobility challenges that need to be addressed and will be hosting the pilots to tackle these challenges. During the implementation of the activities, the pilots will take place in parallel. The pilot implementation will be co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility and administratively supported by the cities (and public service providers, where applicable). The impact of the pilots will be evaluated to assess the potential success of a long-term implementation of the tested solutions.

Evaluation criteria

For the Strategic Fit Evaluation: The proposal fits and is aligned with one of the specific challenges defined in section 3The Lead Partner can demonstrate market readiness documented by at least one previous successfully implemented pilot of the same proposed solutionThe proposal is in line with the Vision and Mission of the EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda and the SO1  

For the Full proposal evaluation: Excellence: novelty and results-focusImpact and financial sustainabilityQuality and efficiency of the implementation, including sound financial management