Oslo, Gothenburg, and Hamburg officially launch innovative Living Labs in the framework of the EU project MOVE21
The innovation project MOVE21, funded by the European Commission, aims at transforming European cities and their surroundings into climate-neutral centres for smart and clean mobility and logistics.
Through an open innovation process called Living Lab, MOVE21 will strengthen the power of innovation and cooperation in the Oslo region, Gothenburg, and Hamburg, involving actors from the public administration, business, research, and citizens. The Living Labs will, under real-life conditions, co-create, test, deploy, and upscale (combinations of) technological and non-technological mobility innovations.
The Living Labs have been officially launched at local level on the 27 of October 2021. Once completed during the second half of the project implementation, solutions will be upscaled in three replicator cities along the TEN-T Scandinavian – Mediterranean (Scan-Med) Corridor in a two-way replication process: Munich, Bologna and Rome. More details about the three Living Labs are highlighted below.
The innovative solutions implemented in the capital of Norway focus on passenger and goods transport, aiming at both increasing efficiency, accessibility, and capacity utilisation.
Access to land for transport use is limited in Oslo and a challenge that is noticed by both public and private actors. Therefore, the project will explore how it is possible to optimise the use of existing infrastructure and transport solutions through new measures, hubs and new collaboration and business models that will both reduce traffic in the city, reduce climate emissions and meet the user’s needs.
Oslo Living Lab will develop a partnership of public and private actors to co-create, test, and scale up various solutions related to key challenges for mobility, such as increased traffic and increased greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector.
Oslo Living Lab consists of three test areas in the Oslo region: Filipstad, the upcoming zero-emission zone in central Oslo, and the Ski station in Viken.
Key stakeholders include the City of Oslo, RUTER, Transport Economics Institute, ICT Norway, MIXMOVE, Urban Sharing and Viken County Municipality.
In the second Swedish largest city, the goal is to make sure that residents, travellers, and freight actors are offered with integrated and seamless transport solutions. The three zones selected as test areas all have great potential to develop smart solutions for both freight and passenger traffic, however starting from different situations.
In and around Nordstan, the main issue is congestion, partly due to extensive construction. Solutions to improve accessibility for all users are targeted. On the other hand, in Klippan there is a lot of space available, while the area’s potential as a hub for travel and transport is quite untapped today. Lindholmen is a dynamic and growing area where a groupage solution for waste, goods, and packages, which already exists in the area, is going to be implemented further.
The identified stakeholders include the City of Gothenburg, recycling and water companies, Business Region Gothenburg, Göteborgs Stads Parkering AB, Renova AB, Volvo Technology AB and RISE.
The implementation of the activities is planned in the core area of Altona as a district with high traffic and population density. In the framework of MOVE21, a locally adapted micro hub will be developed integrating mobility and logistic solutions and adding additional services. Furthermore, the intra-hub traffic between existing and planned Hubs will be considered. In this way, the city’s transport related emissions will be reduced and a contribution to reaching Hamburg’s goals regarding climate protection will be reached.
In addition to Altona, also further suburban districts will be considered for the implementation of solutions. A broad co-creation process will ensure that citizens can raise their needs and wishes and contribute to the development of the solutions.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is involved with the Senate Chancellery, the Ministry of Economy and Innovation and the Borough of Altona, and collaborates closely with the HafenCity University and the DB Station& Service AG/ Smart City | DB.
For more information
For more information about MOVE21, visit the project website.