World's cities are changing. Contribution of research and academic institutions is vital to make the most of the change

Modern times call for modern solutions. Everyone living in a city can see, that the cities all around the world are changing. What can we do to make the most of the change and move forward to the much needed transformation of the cities into more liveable and less burdensome for the environment? One of the necessary things is collaboration with research and academic institutions, being open to their innovations and helping to put the revolutionary ideas into use. How is it done within the EIT Urban Mobility community? Let's find out in the second episode of the Urban Mobility Podcast!

The world is changing around us. The 21st century brings us many new things but also has us facing many new challenges. And it is up to the world's most innovative minds not only to overcome these challenges but also to make the most out of them. Especially in the cities. "Today’s urban planners and transport engineers face a range of challenges and are needed to take advantage of such transformations to help create urban environments that consume fewer resources, contribute less to climate change, and support more liveable neighborhoods," says Traian Urban, the director of EIT Urban Mobility Innovation Hub East. Urban also emphasises how crucial it is to collaborate with research institutions and universities and work together to find the best sollutions to achieve the desired goals. "These institutions are an essential part of our community. They are closely collaborating with cities, small and medium enterprises and industry on new technologies and business models improving and transforming our cities," adds Urban.

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How exactly does the collaboration between universities and the EIT Urban Mobility community work? You can listen to testimonials of the representatives of Technical University Braunschweig from Germany and Technion in Israel. You can also hear about the projects that are already helping out to make our cities a better place to live. So don't wait and listen to the whole podcast to find out all you need to know.

About EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), aims to accelerate solutions and the transition towards a user-centric, integrated, and truly multimodal transport system. As the leading European innovation community for urban mobility, EIT Urban Mobility works to avoid fragmentation by facilitating collaboration between cities, industry, academia, research, and innovation to solve the most pressing mobility challenges of cities. Using cities as living labs, its industry, research, and university partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, goods, and waste in smarter ways.

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