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18 February 2021 - 25 February 2021
EIT Urban Mobility - Innovation Days

Active Mobility

February 23rd, 13:30 - 15:30

Active mobility, when physical activity doubles as a form of transport, can create health benefits and reduce demand for motorised transport. Given the benefits, cities are generally eager to boost active mobility, but it comes with challenges in respect to infrastructure and safety, as well as potential organisational and cultural barriers to overcome. How to promote a shift towards active mobility, while mitigating any barriers, is one of EIT Urban Mobility's key challenge areas.   

This session will include an opening by the EIT Urban Mobility, followed by city speakers who will give their insights on working with EIT Urban Mobility, thought leaders will speak on key innovations within active mobility and will be followed by private sector innovation pitches.

Please find below the agenda of presentations and speakers for the session:


Gareth Macnaughton, Director of Innovation, EIT Urban Mobility ​

Manuel Crespo, Innovation Transport Officer, EIT Urban Mobility​

City Presenters

Silvia Casorran, Minister of Mobility and Accessibility Sant Martí district, Barcelona City Council​

Joni Baboci, Senior Advisor – Urban Planning, Municipality of Tirana​

Thought Leaders

Dr Lucy Mahoney, Senior Manager - Walking and Cycling Network, C40 Cities​

Robin Forrest, Princpal Analyst and Tom Adams, Analyst, Transport for London​

Pitch Presentations

Gregorio Magno, CEO & Founder, Ciclogreen​

Antoine Laporte, Development Director, GeoVelo​

Luke Redfern, Partnerships Manager, Moovit​

Tony Pearce, Vice President City Wayfinding, T-Kartor​

Holger Haubold, Director - Intellectual Property & Data Collection, European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF)​

Fabien Sauthier, COO and Managing Director, MOTIONTAG​

Irene McAleese, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, See.Sense​

Jim Walker, Founder, Walk21​

Jan-Niklas Willing, Project Manager, VMZ Berlin​

Prof Tiit Tammaru, Professor of Urban and Population Geography and Head of the Centre for Migration and Urban Research, University of Tartu​


Closed since 26 February 2021

Organised by


Angola 1
Austria 9
Belgium 69
Brazil 3
Bulgaria 3
Canada 4
Chile 1
China 1
Colombia 1
Croatia 4
Cyprus 3
Czech Republic 28
Denmark 17
Egypt 1
Estonia 6
Finland 19
France 43
Germany 114
Greece 14
Hungary 15
India 12
Indonesia 1
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 2
Ireland 4
Israel 1
Italy 70
Jordan 1
Latvia 1
Lithuania 4
Luxembourg 3
North Macedonia 1
Malta 11
Mexico 1
Netherlands 57
Norway 4
Poland 14
Portugal 32
Reunion 1
Romania 23
Russia 2
Saudi Arabia 1
Serbia 4
Slovakia 4
Slovenia 11
South Africa 2
Spain 203
Sweden 17
Switzerland 9
Tunisia 1
Turkey 33
Ukraine 4
United Kingdom 26
United States 5
Total 921


Business 144
Business - SME 97
Business - Start-ups 95
Higher Education 152
Research 167
Cities 67
Regions 25
NGOs 44
Other 130
Total 921