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High reach innovative mobility solutions to cope with transport poverty

Objective

HiReach aims to eliminate transport poverty by triggering new mobility solutions sustained by products scaling up on mixed needs, backed by mobile information technologies and social innovations, using open tools, technology transfer and startup development techniques to find and exploit new business ideas that reach low accessibility social groups and areas.
HiReach builds on the potential of bundling and mixing dispersed, special and non-coordinated/optimised trip requests and needs from different vulnerable user groups to favour inclusive and participated vs. exclusive/special and geographically-limited mobility. By combining different attributes of available transport concepts and bottom-up initiatives with new operational schemes and IT applications, HiReach will explore viable business models for small scale, modular and easily replicable mobility services (e.g. community transport services, ridesharing, minibus pooling, etc.) that can be provided at affordable prices and/or with minimum subsidies.
HiReach fosters social innovation processes through an in depth (micro)analysis of capabilities and attitudes of different social groups and their direct involvement as co-users and co-owners of the proposed solutions. Their involvement will be put in relation with the HiReach mechanism for exploring, generating and testing new solutions which is based on the creative work of startups and innovative entrepreneurs.
To secure the validation and scaling-up of new business models, HiReach will provide open source tools, guidance and targeted funding to developers as well as testbeds for new inclusive mobility solutions jointly prepared by startups, policy makers and local communities. The legislative and regulative adaptation of newly developed collaborative economy solutions will be also assessed in order to find the right balance between peer-to-peer/self-produced vs commercially operated services, including the role of marketplace providers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2017-SingleStage-INEA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TRT TRASPORTI E TERRITORIO SRL
Address
Via Rutilia 10/8
20141 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 800 500

Participants (8)

EUROPEAN PASSENGERS' FEDERATION IVZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 76 937,50
Address
Kortrijksesteenweg 304
9000 Gent
Activity type
Other
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 214 750
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2B
1253 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRU PROJECTS ASBL

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 73 319,90
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
LUXMOBILITY S.A.R.L.
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 170 750
Address
70, Boulevard De La Fraternite
L-1541 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OCEANSTRATEGY UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 128 750
Address
Rua Academia Das Ciencias 24 2 Frente
1200 004 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TIS PT, CONSULTORES EM TRANSPORTES, INOVACAO E SISTEMAS, SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 256 055,10
Address
Avenida Marques De Tomar 35-6D
1050-153 Lisbon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 812,50
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 83 000
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments