Testing the viability of innovative solutions in a Living Lab environment can be a vital step to demonstrate the economic, social and environmental viability of business and operational models. This is why the European project SOLUTIONSplus is launching a series of webinars intended for cities.

The “Summer and Autumn School” will first feature key aspects of the Living Lab concept and will then take a closer look at main components of urban electric mobility, the electrification of public transport and the provision of first and last mile connectivity by private sector operators. The implementation of the e-mobility pilots in participatory and sector integrating EcoZones will also be discussed.

This online programme will focus on an implementation-oriented perspective on sustainable mobility, focusing on the potential contribution of selected solutions to sustainable development, climate change and urban development, which includes four core modules:

  • Module 1: Holistic Framework and Tools for e-mobility (21 September ) & Impact Assessment and Data Collection for E-Mobility Demonstrations (28 September)
  • Module 2: Electrification of public transport, last-mile connectivity, operations and integration (5 & 12 October)
  • Module 3: E-mobility demonstrations and business plan (19 & 26 October)
  • Module 4: Integrated urban planning, policy, regulation, funding and finance (2 & 9 November)

​The Webinars are open to the wider mobility community to learn about the key elements of Living Lab planning and implementation. If you are interested in the Webinar Series please register here http://www.solutionsplus.eu/summer-school.html.

SOLUTIONSplus is an International Cooperation Flagship Innovation Action focusing on urban mobility and sustainable electrification ​in large urban areas ​in developing and emerging countries. Launched in early 2020 by a consortium of 44 global organisations including ERTICO and many of its Partners, the project will boost the availability of electric vehicles, foster the efficiency of operations and support the integration of different types of e-mobility in large urban areas and addressing user needs and local conditions in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. For more information, visit the website http://www.solutionsplus.eu/