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Replication of innovative concepts for peri-urban, rural or inner-city mobility

Project description

Accelerating replication for smarter and cleaner mobility

The EU-funded RECIPROCITY project will initiate innovative mobility solutions in at least 20 European cities and municipalities to tackle the challenges of urbanisation, climate change and digitalisation - megatrends that make a rethink of mobility inevitable. Areas that differ in size, location, degree of urbanisation and mobility needs will be equipped with tools, knowledge and contacts to accelerate the development process of innovative mobility solutions. Workshops, webinars and matchmaking events will help form new partnerships and local exchange to strengthen networking and knowledge sharing. Successful examples are then to be replicated in other partner regions to make innovative mobility solutions quickly and easily accessible to a larger circle of cities and municipalities.


Mobility is changing. Urbanization, climate change and digitalisation challenge how people and goods move from A to B. To cope with these challenges and to meet global climate targets, urban and inter-urban areas need to become well-connected multimodal and multi-usage nodes for smart and clean mobility. Despite the success of early pilot projects, there is still a gap when it comes to transferring innovations to different contexts, cities or regions. One the one hand, living labs, testbeds, demonstration pilots do not always reflect urban reality as they were designed specifically for testing purposes. On the other hand, these solutions were implemented based on the requirements and needs of one particular city, district or area. City planners and project developers, therefore, face the question how the results of mobility pilot projects can be used in order to implement smart city strategies and community initiatives more efficiently, faster and on a larger geographic scale?

RECIPROCITY will provide answers. The project’s goal is to initiate and support replication projects in at least 20 cities and municipalities varying in size, location, degree of urbanization and mobility demand. They will be equipped with the tools, knowledge and contacts to accelerate the process of replicating innovative mobility solutions. The consortium will organize coordination and support actions along the process from idea to implementation to nurture replication. Using a four-staged replication framework, the project will help cities and municipalities to:

• IDENTIFY the right innovative mobility solutions together with all relevant mobility stakeholders and citizens;
• LEARN about requirements, processes and skills needed to put these innovative mobility solutions into action;
• ACCELERATE the implementation of these solutions through guidance and matchmaking for business and finance;
• SHARE and build upon lessons learned and best practices to enable fast replication on a wid

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Net EU contribution
€ 253 812,50
93053 Regensburg

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Bayern Oberpfalz Regensburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 253 812,50

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