EIT Digital, Digital Cities is organising a European roundtable in a plenary session on 14 March on intelligent mobility with the theme ‘towards a European market for new mobility’ at the in-Out Rennes 2018.
The innovation of smart cities in one of the pillars of EIT Digital, the European agency for digital transformation in Europe. EIT Digital wants to enhance its intelligent mobility commitment in the Brittany region by participating in the in-Out Rennes 2018 event.
Guillaume Toublanc, Managing Director of EIT Digital France said: “The Brittany region, and in particular the Rennes metropolitan area and its ecosystem, are precious for EIT Digital. We have been working with the University of Rennes 1 for several years as part of our Master School and Doctoral School programmes as well as with the Competitive Cluster Images & Reseaux as part of our European Open Innovation Programme.
“We also have some Rennes scaleups such as Smartviser who have joined our European acceleration programme. Therefore, it seemed important to us to invest more and demonstrate our presence in the context of in-Out with our European roundtable on new mobilities in which I will participate, and our training session on CivicTechs of our professional school.”
EIT Digital roundtable
The event will be held in Rennes (Couvent des Jacobins) with a focus on intelligent mobility and ‘towards a European Market for new mobility’.
- Stéphane Péan, Head of EIT Digital Digital Cities Action Line;
- Sami Sahala, ITS expert at Forum Virium, Finland;
- Marco Pistore, Business Unit Director at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy;
- François Bodin, teacher-researcher at IRISA and holder of the chair “Mobility in a sustainable city” at the University of Rennes 1; and
- Maximilian Venhofen, Director of Business Development at Cleverciti Systems GmbH, Germany.
Stéphane Péan, Head of the Digital Cities action line at EIT Digital said: “I am delighted that Brittany will become a focal point for European discussions on the issues of new mobility. The European market is rather fragmented because of the diversity of national regulations, cultural and historical contexts. Moving towards a European market requires a strong commitment from nation-states to the regulatory and normative framework.
“Regions and cities, increasingly powerful, are also called upon to implement solutions more openly to facilitate their deployment. As for mobility, we must stop considering it in silos. It is not based solely on transport systems but on human activities that are themselves increasingly connected. With the advent of connected objects and 5G, urban mobility will be fully integrated into the digital city. Citizens should also have their word to tell in these developments.”