The IMOVE project has chosen its Innovation Pathfinders! After publishing an Open Call
last month, we are happy to announce that Greece-based CERTH (Centre for Research & Technology) and Bologna Airport have been selected as Innovation Pathfinders.
The open call for Innovation Pathfinders was published to ensure that the innovations tested by the IMOVE project are transferred effectively and EU-wide. The selected companies will be advised in their future implementation of Mobility as a Service schemes and will learn from experiences carried out in IMOVE's Living Labs.
Find out a bit more about our winners:
Research center CERTH
in Thessaloniki developed an IT platform providing matchmaking and optimisation of itineraries for commuters willing to share taxis. Technically not a MaaS scheme yet - but a very interesting service nevertheless, as it involves stakeholders from the whole spectrum: the taxi company, local decision makers, and commuters employed in two industrial districts in the city.
The Bologna Airport
district is located in the international airport of the city and hosts about 3000 workers. The airport had a strong growth in last years and this, besides positive impacts for the city, brings some criticalities that the company managing this transport infrastructure is currently dealing with. The idea is to launch a MaaS offer initially for employees and then to extend it to travellers; the offer would combine several public transport and sharing mobility services and will be supported by Mobility Management practices.
In both cases IMOVE analysed the current situation and is carrying out transferability exercises, by training personnel in both site for identifying drivers and barriers and finally outline a roadmap for the MaaS implementation in the medium term. The transferability handbook will be then generalised and made publicly available by the project.