The European Transport Innovation Challenge

Commission recognises twelve projects for keeping Europe moving sustainably

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Over 110 innovative solutions for decarbonising EU transport were submitted for the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017.

The 12 winners of the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017 offered solutions in a wide range of transport applications; futuristic systems for moving people and freight in cities, services for people with reduced mobility and emergency services, a robot platform, parking, railway and cycling. 

They are students, or working at start-ups or larger SMEs, aged between 18 and 35, from Sweden, Romania, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and the UK.

The awards were presented on 19 June by Maja Bakran (Deputy-Director General of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport) at the Winners' mentoring workshop held in conjunction with the European ITS Congress in Strasbourg.

The 12 winners will pitch their idea at the EC's stand at the European ITS Congress on 20 June at 12.30 – 14.00.

The 12 winning projects of the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017 are:

  • Smart, immediate & sustainable transportation for everyone
  • Carla Cargo heavy load bicycle trailer
  • Craft Bicycle
  • Accelerated Moving Walkways
  • CleanSquare Robotics: a Technology platform for autonomous street cleaning
  • Vivanoda: European multimodal travel search engine
  • Digital reliable railway
  • CycleSpex: Cycle and Spatial Context Experience Simulator (VR)
  • Unlock the sharing economy for the parking sector
  • Accessibility mapping: urban digital way-finding for people with reduced mobility
  • UPsET! Last mile deliveries go underground
  • Emergency Vehicles Coordination Using V2X Communication

Eight other very good proposals are also publicised:

  • iGoOn: innovative and sustainable urban mobility solutions
  • Tunnll
  • Helping Transport Professionals Prevent Fatigue Related Accidents
  • Trans-VA: A geospatial technology to assess vulnerability to vehicle restrictions
  • Truck Tinder: Making the Best Match in Heavy-Duty Road Transport
  • Rekola Bike Sharing: Solution for Large and Medium-Sized Cities

About The European Transport Innovation Challenge

The European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017 is organised by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport) to reward 12 young transport innovators with ideas for a cleaner and more efficient future in transport. A professional jury has selected the winners.

The 12 winners of the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017 received a free trip to Strasbourg on 19, 20 and 21 June 2017 to follow the European ITS Congress, to participate in a dedicated mentoring workshop to meet investors and EU policy makers and to receive personal coaching.

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Transport directly affects everyone in Europe. Whatever age we are, and whatever activities we undertake, transport and mobility play a fundamental role in today’s world. The aim of the Commission is to promote a mobility that is efficient, safe, secure and environmentally friendly and to create the conditions for a competitive industry generating growth and jobs. The issues and challenges connected to this require action at European or even international level; no national government can address them successfully alone. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport works in concert with the European Union Member States, European industry, citizens and stakeholders.

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