Two free and open...
This year's HUPMOBILE general assembly was supposed to be held in Hamburg. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we cannot organize it as a face-to-face event. Instead, we are organizing two short webinars on different days discussing the future of mobility in the Baltic Sea Region cities. During these two days, we will focus on the concept of Fusion Mobility and whether COVID-19 has an impact on the development of sustainable mobility. Fusion Mobility November 26, 10:00-12:00 (CET) During the first day, the focus will be on Fusion Mobility . The keynote speech will be provided by Mr. Manfred Neun , former chairman of the European Cyclists' Federation, who introduces the components of the Fusion Mobility. The theme will be further discussed with presentations of the best practices from similar projects. Mobility in times of Corona November 27, 10:00-12:00 (CET) The event on the second day discusses the effects of COVID-19 on mobility . The question "Censorship or Chance" will be discussed in Breakout rooms. Dr. Angela Francke from the University of Dresden, who was one of the first to conduct surveys on mobility behaviour in Corona times in Germany, will provide a keynote speech. Visit our event page for more details and to register.
Launch of ENTRANCE H2020...
Recently, as a consortium member in the project, BABLE had the pleasure to participate in the ENTRANCE project's Kick-Off meeting, launching a three-year EU-funded effort toward developing Europe's leading matchmaking platform for innovative transport and mobility tools and services. Read on to learn more about the project! Launch of ENTRANCE: Accelerating the market access and scale up of “first of a kind” zero emissions sustainable transport solutions. ……………………………………………………………………………………. How can Europe boost the uptake and upscaling of innovative transport and mobility solutions? On January 14th, 15 organisations from 7 different European countries, coordinated by PNO Consultants, met during an online Kick-Off-Meeting of the ENTRANCE project, which started its work on 1st January 2021. Their goal is to create a European matchmaking platform for innovative transport and mobility tools and services. The project is funded with a grant amount of 1.5 million euro by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The consortium will work together for 3 years to create the matchmaking platform aimed at propelling Europe's innovative transport and mobility solutions forward. Climate change and the resulting European climate protection measures are leading to major challenges in all areas of transport and mobility. ENTRANCE offers a legitimate European matchmaking platform and complementary off-line services designed to mobilise financial resources to accelerate the market access and scale up of “first of a kind” sustainable and zero emission transport solutions , thereby reducing the European CO2 emissions and pollutants caused by the transport and mobility sector. Are you building Europe's sustainable mobility system? Then ENTRANCE is where you need to be. The overall concept focus of the ENTRANCE project lies in the “supply-demand-finance” triangle that is envisaged for all transport and mobility modes and that aims at facilitating matchmaking between the providers of innovative technologies, products and services, buyers and investors. Through the ENTRANCE Matchmaking accelerator funnel workflow, first-of-a-kind zero, or near-to-zero, emission transport solutions will be identified, attracted and matched with potential buyers, and financing opportunities and knowledge on good practices on the deployment of innovative solutions, as well as European and national tenders and legislation will be exchanged through the online platform. Are you ready to bring your solution to market? ENTRANCE has got your back. Training and brokerage activities will be executed to increase the maturity of the ENTRANCE community and bridge the gap between innovative solutions and the market. In addition, to de-risk the uptake of innovative solutions, ENTRANCE will facilitate purchase aggregation through matchmaking activities and by setting up a neutral trustee for the orchestration of purchase aggregations . Access to finance will be supported through an online funding programme database and individual and personalised innovation finance advice and support will be offered. The funding advice will combine public funding, private investment opportunities, and the best mix of alternative finance models for solution providers. Finally, ENTRANCE will facilitate cross-fertilisation and clustering activities with European transport and mobility associations and initiatives to support critical mass and achieve a coordinated European effort to boost the uptake and upscaling of innovative transport and mobility solutions. Everybody is welcome to join ENTRANCE and help contribute to the ambitious goals envisaged by the European Commission for reducing the transport CO2 emissions by 2030 and 2050 and respond to the increasing mobility needs of people and goods thereby strengthening the European competitiveness and boosting growth and jobs. ENTRANCE has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 101006681. The consortium is looking forward to a successful cooperation so stay tuned for more updates on the activities of the ENTRANCE Matchmaking Platform, which will be established within the course of the project. Consortium information: The consortium consists of following organisations: - PNO Consultants, Spain, https://www.pnoconsultants.com - Innovation Engineering s.r.l., Italy, https://www.innovationengineering.eu/ - TRI-VIZOR nv, Belgium, www.trivizor.com - ITS Norge - Norsk Forening For Multimodale Intelligente Transport Systemer Og Tjenester, Norway, https://its-norway.no - Aerospace Valley, France, https://www.aerospace-valley.com/ - Instituto Tecnológico De Aragón, Spain, www.itainnova.es - Associacio Railgrup, Spain, www.railgrup.net - Vlaams Instituut Voor De Logistiek VZW, Belgium, www.vil.be - Alliance For Logistics Innovation Through Collaboration In Europe – ALICE, Belgium, www.etp-alice.eu - EurA AG, Germany, www.eura-ag.de/en/ - European Shippers´ Council, Belgium, https://www.europeanshippers.eu - CrowdfundingHub, Netherlands, www.crowdfundinghub.eu - EIT KIC Urban Mobility s.l., Spain, www.eiturbanmobility.eu - BABLE GmbH, Germany, www.bable-smartcities.eu - European Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) Platform, Germany, www.inlandwaterwaytransport.eu/
City of Tequila gears up for a...
Culture, heritage, and a unique national drink. The Mexican town of Tequila has already captured the world’s attention. But now it’s about to become famous for a completely different reason: the town is going digital. By 2040, it doesn’t just want to be a smart town, it wants to be a Smart City.
Three pipes circular sewer system
In the neighbourhood of Oceanhamnen, the traditional sewage pipe was transformed into three sewage pipes in order to separate municipal waste water. One pipe collects food waste, the second black water and the third grey water. Grey water is recovered for cooling before being treated
Greater Energy Flexibility with...
Denmark is using summer house swimming pools to provide grid flexibility and increase the share of wind energy in its power supply. The large thermal inertia of the pools allows heating to be shifted to times of high wind power production.
Better Energy Flexibility with...
Barcelona tested using the back up batteries of radio base stations to increase grid flexibility and provide greater stability. The stations can be disconnected from the grid on demand and instead use the batteries.
Distribution Systems Area Data...
A pilot project to develop, implement and test in field innovative devices to demonstrate the technical feasibility of increasing the monitoring of the distribution grid and the controllability of renewable energy sources connected at lower voltage levels.
'Living' Energy Efficient Apartment...
In response to worsening heatwaves in Torino, Italy, the 25 Verde building was built incorporating over 150 trees and plants along with energy efficiency measures to create a unique living space that both addresses climate change adaptation needs and represent mitigation potential.
chargeBIG charging infrastructure...
In the company car park of MAHLE, 100 AC charging points have been installed for employee and company cars in order to contribute to the reduction of air pollution in Stuttgart. The installation serves as a demonstrator and a real lab for further development of EV charging infrastructure.
Konya Bicycle Tram
The city of Konya has adapted one of their busiest tram lines to allow for an easier onboarding and more comfortable ride for bicycle owners. This project intends to promote the use of active modes of transport.
FloodCitiSense Crowdsourced Flood...
To improve cities’ resilience to floods, FloodCitiSense aimed at developing a pluvial flood early warning service for, but also by citizens and city authorities.
The NRGcoin mechanism replaces traditional high-risk renewable support policies with a novel blockchain-based Smart Contract, which better rewards green energy. For every 1kWh of green energy consumers pay 1 NRGcoin directly to the Smart Contract, protecting prosumers from policy changes.
Mobility and Lifestyles of...
A Maptionnaire survey called “Mobility in Turku region and future of the harbour area” was arranged in the Turku region. The results were used to create creating mobility personas to better connect participatory planning with city/traffic planning processes.
Counting Mask Wearers on Swiss...
Cameras placed at strategic points at train stations in Swiss Cities used Artificial Intelligence to assess how many people wore hygiene masks. The software evaluated on site whether masks were worn by commuters. The analysis was done before and after mask regulations were implemented.