EIT Urban Mobility and Fira de Barcelona launch Tomorrow.Mobility promoting the mobility of the future
BARCELONA – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress (TMWC) is a new global event, co-organized by Fira de Barcelona and EIT Urban Mobility, focused on promoting the design and adoption of new models of sustainable urban mobility. TMWC is launched to create a global benchmark in the field of mobility and to go beyond a one-off event, as it will include an online knowledge platform that will be active throughout the year and a hub innovation designed to bring together the main players in the industry.
EIT Urban Mobility is the largest European initiative for the transformation of urban mobility, created by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. This European initiative benefits from the strategic partnership with Fira de Barcelona by increasing the impact of its European partnership and jointly reaching a wider audience globally on the mobility scene. Tomorrow.Mobility is the flagship event of EIT Urban Mobility 2021, showcasing its most promising innovation projects, results, demonstrations and supported start-ups.
TMWC will bring knowledge of the global mobility ecosystem together under one roof. Aware of the strong links that mobility maintains with other sectors, the event is co-located with the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC). Over 350 speakers will join hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees. Twelve inspiring congress sessions featuring high-level speakers from the public and private sectors will take place under the umbrella of Tomorrow.Mobility. Speakers include Maria Tsavachidis, CEO of EIT Urban Mobility and Chair of the Board of Tomorrow.Mobility; Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General of DG MOVE, European Commission; Mark Major, Senior Advisor to the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT); Carlos Moreno, scientific director of the Territory Innovation Entrepreneurship Chair, Panthéon Sorbonne University – IAE Paris; and Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General of Eurocities.
Dr. Maria Tsavachidis, CEO of EIT Urban Mobility and Chair of the Advisory Board of TMWC said that “our collaboration with Fira de Barcelona will help expand the innovation network for urban mobility in Europe and beyond. Our objective is to promote innovation and transformation towards sustainable mobility, to decarbonize mobility, to improve the quality of life of people and to make the European economy more competitive. Bringing together global leaders and pioneers in sustainable mobility under the umbrella of Tomorrow.Mobility is an important stepping stone towards this goal. It will inspire and create new opportunities for our partners, cities, startups and their innovations”.
Many start-ups supported by EIT Urban Mobility will present their high-tech solutions on their stands and demonstration spaces, such as: Bia Power (Autonomous Vehicles / Spain), BlockCity (Mobility Services / Hungary), Dashfactory Gmbh (Sensors & Training Data / Germany), Delivers.ai (Last Mile Delivery / Turkey), Vianova (Sensors Data / France) and SmartMonkey (Green Logistics / Spain).
Several innovation projects supported by EIT Urban Mobility will be presented at the central Agora during two different sessions. A session devoted to the management of shared public space and another to the practical application of mobility solutions as a service (MaaS). Among the projects supported by EIT Urban Mobility presented is FURNISH, which promotes the redesign of public spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Another notable project is HALLO, which creates urban consolidation and distribution centers shared through a series of pilots in Barcelona and Stockholm.
Tomorrow.Mobility, hosted with the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), a leading smart city trade fair and congress, has the initial support of over 100 global companies and trusted institutions including the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, Microsoft, Mastercard, ADP (Aéroports de Paris), the International Association of Ports and Havens, the Port of Barcelona, Moventia, the RACC and Social Car. The event aims to address the future challenges of mobility, an industry that will be one of the main engines of future growth, with a market volume of 60,000 million euros in 2027.
The new event, which will include a congress and exhibition space, will organize a first pilot edition in November and again in 2022. It will address current mobility issues such as micromobility (electric scooters, bicycles), active mobility and the public domain, public transport, mobility providers (car sharing, air taxis), automotive industry (electric, connected and autonomous cars), last mile logistics (e-commerce delivery, delivery drones), smart infrastructure (fleet management, geolocation and payment systems)), the energy transition towards carbon neutrality and digitization.
The goal of Tomorrow.Mobility is to go beyond a simple event. The launch of the new show will be accompanied by the creation of a digital content platform with global reach operating 365 days a year, making it the essential world stage for urban, sustainable and smart mobility. This platform will provide access to both live events and à la carte content divided into themes with the aim of facilitating knowledge transfer, training and networking.
- Appointment: November 16, 17 & 18, 2021
- Opening hours: Tue & Wed: 9.00-19.00 CET | Thu: 9.00-17.00 CET
Site: Fira de Barcelona Gran Via – Halls 1 & 2 –
Un V. Joan Carles I, 64 – 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
- EIT @ Tomorrow.Mobility urban mobility stand: Rue D, Booth 174
- Event website: www.tomorrowmobility.com
About the EIT Urban Mobility
EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, aims to accelerate solutions and the transition to a user-centered, integrated and truly multimodal. As the leading European innovation community for urban mobility, EIT Urban Mobility strives to avoid fragmentation by facilitating collaboration between cities, industry, universities, research and innovation to solve challenges most urgent mobility issues in cities. Using cities as living laboratories, its industrial, research and academic partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, goods and waste in smarter ways.
For more information visit www.eiturbanmobility.eu.
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