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5321 - LISITT: Integrated Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and Technologies of Traffic Information

Main sector: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility
Action clusters: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility, Integrated Infrastructures & Processes (including Open Data), Knowledge Sharing
Priority area: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility
Basic description: 

The University of Valencia(UVEG) is a multidisciplinary public university which conducts its research in several areas of knowledge offering a number of Singular Resources or Structures giving support services to R&D taking place in public or private entities. One of its research institute is IRTIC(Institute on Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies) which mostly develops activities of applied research and development of tailored solutions, promoting the action lines which provide benefits to society being one of their research and development groups called LISITT(Integrated Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and Technologies of Traffic Information) which has specialised in the study and development of intelligent traffic systems including technological, organisational and strategic aspects UVEG Science Park(PCUV) strength ties between the scientific potential of the university and the production system, creating knowledge, encouraging innovation processes, promoting the creation of science and technology based companies, and thereby, contributing to the economic and social development of our environment.It has a scientific area that includes six research institutes, two centres and a major infrastructure of services and facilities for research and business area ClimateKIC is Europe’s largest publicprivate innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector integrating education, entrepreneurship and innovation resulting in connected, creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into economically viable products or services that help to mitigate climate change.

Burjassot City council(with 38150 population and 3,4 km2), Paterna City council(with 67200 population and 35,85 km2) and (foreseen) Godella City council(with 13225 population and 8,4 km2) are three surrounding urban areas which offers mobility services to their citizens and promote their sustainability.

Focus area: 

Primary

Sustainable Urban Mobility

Additional

Integrated Infrastructures and Processess across Energy, ICT, and Transport, Knowledge Sharing

Expected contribution: 

UVEG and PCUV started in 2012 "EVOMOBILE livinglab" initiative focused on electromobility to analyse the possibilities of new business models and the potential users of Electric vehicles as a way to achieve new ways of commercialisation for the exploitation of electric mobility.

During 2014 it will cover a holistic approach of mobility by promoting the sustainable mobility between the three different UVEG campuses using the university community as a test bed platform (with near of 70.000 people distributed in all campuses around the metropolitan area including Paterna, Burjassot and Valencia) and being able to check/evaluate/develop new technologies that could be used as new solutions for sustainable transport and stimulating communities of knowledge and user in order to better understand the territory and to think its future in the perspective of a sustainable city. Transport means such as Electricbikes, ElectricScooters and Electriccars will be compose the fleet available for whole university community and it will be described a special mobility plan for the University staff. It is also worth mentioning the Support of ClimateKIC to this livinglab since it is partially funded by them within the project 'Sustainable Campuses' and with the philosophy of 'Low carbon transition' In addition to the actions aimed at the promotion of electromobility, a carpooling platform will be implemented in order to facilitate the practice of sustainable mobility to the entire University community. With this initiative we hope to promote sustainable mobility among the groups that have less availability to use the fleet of Electric vehicles.

This initiative will inspire three different cities (BurjassotPaternaGodella) to transfer the experience and knowledge to their urban areas. Besides, these three cities forms a geographical triangle with almost a 48Km2 serving almost 120.000 population with frequent movements between all them (Paterna has a technological and Industrial park, Burjassot has the Scientific University of Valencia campus and Godella (which is foreseen to take part by end 2014) is a bed city). This special situation leads to carry out a common Mobility Plan emphasazing the sustainability and integration planning.

This commitment falls within Priority Area 1 'Sustainable Urban Mobility' on Potential action 6 "Promote sustainable and integrated mobility planning " and Potential action 7 "Promote use of cleaner vehicles" It will also broad Priority Area 7 'Knowledge Sharing' on Potential action 5 "Bilateral Mayoral Exchange" and Potential action 6 "Study visits; Peer reviews; Mentoring".

Contribution to the EIP: 

Engagement

The initial partnership (which could be increased during the initiative execution) is formed by academic entity (University), Research and Innovation entity (Scientific park), Cities (Burjassot, Paterna and (foresee) Godella), SMEs (from UVEG Science park) and the ClimateKIC.

The main goal (promoting Urban Sustainable mobility and Integrated Urban mobility planning) is completely in line with SmartCities EIP objectives (to bring together cities, industry and citizens to improve urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions).

This initiative will also strongly support initiatives like the Action Plan on Urban Mobility (COM (2009) 490), since actions and methodologies implemented for University communities are "living labs" which should be further transferred to the rest of the city. In that way, the project will be developed in close connection with municipalities and public transport companies being both the main actors for such action plans.

Inclusiveness and Partnership

The initial consortium stablishes the starting point to reach an agreement on a common and integrated sustainable mobility strategy in a geographically connected area. All relevant actors take part in this initiative: Citizens, Public administrations, SMEs and Researches being also worth mentioning Policy makers as a future potential participant actor. The livinglab is the catalyst within the innovation chain which will start from a controlled environment leaded by a public entity and linked to the committed cities. It will be carried out focusing on fulfilling the outgoing identified needs and adapting (or deploying) the infrastructure according user requests. At the end, private sector should have the chance to develop, manufacture, deploy and manage the future infrastructure required by the sustainable integrated solution achieved.

Is the commitment potentially open to additional partners and if so, in which priority area (please tick the relevant options)?

Integrated Infrastructures and Processes across Energy, ICT, and Transport Policy and Regulation Delivery

As stated in succinct description of this proposed commitment, the livinglab will inspire three cities (BurjassotPaternaGodella) to transfer the experience and knowledge to their urban areas covering the geographical triangle with almost a 48Km2 serving almost 120.000 population with frequent movements between all them. The livinglab is initially centered on University Staff movements between campuses and it will be defined during 2014 the mobility strategy as well as the acquisition of electric fleet (bikes, scooters and cars) and services of pooling and sharing. During 2015 the ‘service’ will be constantly being monitored and the results and experiences will be constantly reported to the committed cities and ClimateKIC holding also regulars meetings in order to get the feedback and improvements on their development mobility plans.By 2016 and beyond it is expected to shape the integrated mobility plan including theIntegrated mobility strategy in commited cities.

 

Results expected in

2014 Mobility strategy in Valencia University. Knowledge transfer to committed cities.

2015 Mobility strategy in Valencia University consolidation. Settingup

Integrated mobility strategy in commited cities.

2016 and beyond Consolidation of Integrated mobility strategy in commited cities. Infrastructure deployment.

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Pedro Alfonso
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LISITT - University of Valencia