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For too long, passenger mobility, freight and logistics have been allowed to live separate existences in which policies, infrastructure, vehicles and energy sources are not integrated or assessed jointly. This separation has several drawbacks such as lack of data, interoperability and collaboration between key actors, which in turn impedes urban nodes in their efforts to increase efficiency, capacity utilisation and accessibility across all modes of transport and for the benefit of society at large. An effective and swift transition to zero emissions and climate resilient transport systems in Europe requires that passenger and freight transport no longer are addressed separately and in isolation from one another. In MOVE21 this integration will take place on the following levels:

  • Policy and governance: MOVE21 supports the ability of decision makers to design, deploy and monitor policies and governance models that enhance synergies between different policy and planning domains.
  • Technology: MOVE21 covers a large scope of mobility solutions, which need to be adapted, combined and developed on a system level to achieve MOVE21 objectives.
  • Infrastructure: MOVE21 seeks to find solutions that facilitate collaboration between actors across transport sectors, leveraging new services and business models.
  • Vehicles and energy sources: MOVE21 supports the use of zero emission electric vehicles and sustainable biofuel based vehicles (heavy duty, light duty vehicles, bikes, cargo bikes, taxis, and buses) and seeks to establish and promote shared charging infrastructure.


The overall innovation methodology is based on a user-centric and dynamic open innovation process. The three Living Labs will, under real-life conditions, co-create, test, deploy, and upscale (combinations of) technological and non-technological mobility innovations. Oslo, Gothenburg and Hamburg commit to maintain the Living Labs beyond the lifetime of the Project. Maintaining a Living Lab and its results is a known challenge. In MOVE21, specific activities are developed to maximise the sustainability of the Living Labs in the cities: (i) by uptake of new knowledge and skills within city governments, (ii) by strengthening local innovation ecosystems and networks through specific Innovation Co-Creation Partnerships, and (iii) by exploring and evaluating sustainable business models for the Living Labs as part of MOVE21. The following activities are deployed to maximise the impact and sustainability of the Living Labs:

  • Increasing policy coherence between different planning mechanisms to support innovations for passenger and goods transport
  • Improving innovation capacity
  • Establishing and nurturing self-sustaining Innovation Co-creation Partnerships
  • Organising smooth knowledge brokerage processes to support the Living labs


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