Softeco Sismat joins programme for new mobility services in Europe

Softeco Sismat joined the Programme promoted by the Action Cluster “Sustainable Urban Mobility” of the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) (http://ec.europa.eu/eip/smartcities/, https://eu-smartcities.eu/) within the New Mobility Services action (https://eu-smartcities.eu/content/new-mobility-services) promoted by the POLIS network (http://www.polisnetwork.eu/).

Softeco Sismat subscribed the “Scaling-up new mobility services in Europe” manifest, launched by 10 European cities involved in a programme for developing and promoting new mobility services and associated business eco-systems (public administration, ICT tecnology provider, SMEs, start-up, ecc.).

“First actions will tackle the adoption of common models to ease the implementation of Open Data/Open Service infrastructures to support multimodal mobility” says Marco Boero, Head of Research and Innovation “Softeco Sismat boasts a renown expertise in this sector, thanks to the participation in several European research projects (InTimehttp://www.research.softeco.it/in-time.aspx, Co-Citieshttp://www.research.softeco.it/cooperative-cities.aspx, MyWayhttp://www.research.softeco.it/myway.aspx)“.

The European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities combines Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), energy management and transport management to come up with innovative solutions to the major environmental, societal and health challenges facing European cities today.

With the aim of coming up with scalable and transferable solutions to contribute to the EU’s 20/20/20 climate action goals, it looks to reduce high energy consumption, green-house-gas emissions, bad air quality and congestion of roads.

The Partnership aims to overcome bottlenecks impeding the changeover to smart cities, to co-fund demonstration projects and to help coordinate existing city initiatives and projects, by pooling its resources together.

It ultimately looks to establish strategic partnerships between industry and European cities to develop the urban systems and infrastructures of tomorrow.

The Partnership follows the Smart Cities and Communities Initiative which was launched in 2011. This initiative initially only covered energy and had a budget of € 81 Million, which grew to € 365 Million and extended to include the transport and ICT sector with the launch of the Partnership in July 2012. To find out more, please view the timeline.