The deployEMDS Innovation and Scaling Group (ISG) Kick-off workshop is happening online on Friday, June 7th

The deployEMDS Innovation and Scaling Group (ISG) Kick-off workshop is happening online between 10.00-12.30 CET Friday, June 7th.

Representatives from large corporations, SMEs, startups, or academia, are still welcome to apply. Registrations are still OPEN until Thursday, June 6th at 12:00h CET.

The deployEMDS Innovation and Scaling Group (ISG) aims to foster collaboration between deployEMDS stakeholders and external entities, mainly from the private sector.

Its objective is to develop innovative use cases, promote knowledge exchange, and ensure technical and governance developments meet private actors’ needs. By helping to shape a future common European mobility data space, ISG members will also benefit from the collaboration with leading European businesses and organisations via:

– Innovative solutions development
– Enhanced market visibility
– Policy and standards shaping
– Access to industry organisations and platforms
– Synergies with other pan-European innovation initiatives
– Engagement in project activities

Once registered, participants can choose between two of the following breakout rooms within the session:

1. Data Spaces, Data Tools & Analytics
2. Service/transit/traffic Data provision
3. Geospatial, safety and environmental data
4. Stakeholder and customer interfaces e.g. route planning

The deployEMDS project implements 9 local pilots across Barcelona, Budapest, Flanders, Île-de-France, Lisbon, Milan, Sofia, Stockholm, and Tampere, featuring 16 use cases focusing on data for mobility planning, public transport operation, multimodality, and specialty travel information.

To register please contact Iain Macbeth (i.macbeth@mail.ertico.com)

For further information on the scope, benefits for participants and more, please refer to the charter of the ISG here: https://bit.ly/3X3pZLd

Last chance to reserve your spot at the upcoming Innovation and Scaling Group webinar

Only TWO days left to reserve your spot at the upcoming Innovation and Scaling Group webinar on April 23rd, between 13:30 and 14:30 CEST! 

Don’t miss out on valuable insights—register now before it’s too late! 

Register to the ISG and webinar here!

What is ISG: The ISG will be established under the deployEMDS project, which supports the European Commission’s (EC) initiative for a common European mobility data space (EMDS). This initiative aims to streamline data access, pooling, and sharing to promote more efficient, safe and sustainable transport systems. The deployEMDS project implements 9 local pilots across Barcelona, Budapest, Flanders, Ile-de-France, Lisbon, Milan Sofia, Stockholm, and Tampere, featuring 16 use cases focusing on data for mobility planning, public transport, multimodality, and specialty travel information. 

Objectives: ISG fosters collaboration between deployEMDS stakeholders and external entities to develop innovative use cases, promote knowledge exchange, and ensure technical and governance developments meet private actors’ needs.

Benefits for ISG participants: 

  • Innovative solutions development
  • Enhanced market visibility
  • Policy and standards shaping
  • Access to industry organisations and platforms
  • Synergies with other pan-European innovation initiatives 
  • Engagement in project activities      

Scope and activities: ISG activities include training sessions, matchmaking, co-creation workshops, and biannual workshops aimed at identifying priority areas and challenges for solution development.

When: The launch of ISG is planned for the end of May or early June 2024.

If you are for looking further clarity and a deeper understanding, feel free to join the ISG  introductory webinar on April 23rd, between 13:30 and 14:30 CEST. This webinar will provide an overview of the ISG along with European mobility data space and the deployEMDS project. 

More info here https://lnkd.in/dBDRnNbs

Register to the deployEMDS Network of Follower Cities and Regions introductory webinar

Want to know more about how to join the deployEMDS Network of Follower Cities and Regions? 

Register to our introductory webinar on the 22nd of April at 2pm here.

The Network of Followers Cities is dedicated to engaging authorities of different sizes, experience levels, and stages of maturity, ensuring a diverse representation from various member states. It aims at supporting the development of the European mobility data space by integrating the needs of cities into the project activities and validating deployEMDS. 

The Network will establish a space for local and regional public authorities to engage in peer-learning with deployEMDS cities, facilitating knowledge exchange on EMDS developments. It will also foster collaboration with industry, academia, and other stakeholders represented in the Innovation and Scaling Group (ISG) by co-creating future use cases addressing real-life mobility challenges.

Benefits for the Followers Cities:

  • Have an impact in shaping future policies and standards within the EU.
  • Have direct access to insights and best practices from leading cities.
  • Build capacity within your teams on data governance and utilise mobility data effectively.
  • Collaborate with industry leaders on real-world mobility challenges.

How to be part of the Network: apply before April 28th here.

OASC Summit 2024

The Open & Agile Smart Cities & Communities (OASC) network is proud to host its annual Summit on the 3rd and 4th of June 2024 in Rotterdam! This year’s theme, connecting local digital ecosystems through interoperability, highlights our commitment to support cities and local communities to collaborate on digital transformation via the fluent sharing of data in and between cities and local communities. We’ll look into the strategies, processes and technologies that can help cities to do that.

The main goal is to align as many cities as possible into that philosophy and concept and help cities to overcome the hurdles that block them from interoperability. The essence of interoperability

Interoperability is the basic pillar for digital transition. It is not only about the mere technical capability of different systems to communicate, it reflects the organisational cooperation, a shared mindset for innovation and collaboration and the smooth exchange of information. It encompasses the conceptual aspect, the method and strategy and software & operational facets.

Global and local perspectives, from the strategic to the operational and technical level

Our Summit explores the different layers of interoperability and scrutinizes what is needed for a city or local community to take steps in the field of data and knowledge sharing and communicating systems.


What to expect:

  • General Assembly where we will formally approve the update version of the MIMs
  • Keynote speakers and demonstrations of practical use cases in the field of sustainable mobility, procurement strategies and health care
  • Interactive sessions where other tools such as a digital roadmap, digital assessment tool and much more will be discussed!
  • Endless networking opportunities!


Topics:

  • A dive into the global and European political landscape where legal frameworks and initiatives that shape the digital playing field are coined.
  • Dissection of the processes required at the local level to facilitate interoperability. It’s about a mindset, skills and transversal thinking that are essential for overcoming hurdles.
  • Explore the available technologies that can assist cities and local communities, regardless of their digital maturity, in advancing towards interoperability.
  • Highlight our Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs), as the minimal but sufficient ground for interoperability that cities, companies, researchers and governments can use when procuring and using digital tools and systems


Run for deputy coordinator of the Council of Cities

If you are a city member of the OASC network, you also get the opportunity to run for the election as the new deputy coordinator of the Council of Cities, which assembles the entire city members of OASC and is the main voice of our cities and local communities. Together with Rotterdam, the current Council of Cities coordinator, you will be able to set the course of direction for OASC in the next year, in close collaboration with the OASC Board of Directors.

Our two-day Summit coincides with the Urban Future Conference in Rotterdam. This allows us to make cross-links with other urban specialists and dive into the opportunities and digital solutions in the field of urban sustainable development.

Join us in Rotterdam

The OASC Summit is an open invitation to all OASC members, partners, stakeholders from government, academia, business and civil society interested in digital transformation to participate with us in Rotterdam. If you’re interested in running for deputy coordinator of the Council of Cities, register here.

Become a sponsor

Interested in becoming an official sponsor for the OASC Summit? Email us at contact@oascities.org to learn more about the sponsorship package.

AGENDA

Connecting Europe Days

Connecting Europe Days 2024, Europe’s mobility flagship event, took place on 2-5 April at the SQUARE in Brussels, Belgium.

The conference brought together more than 3,200 participants from over 80 countries. Participants included Ministers, politicians, financial institutions, industry representatives, transport stakeholders and the European Commission and related agencies. The topics discussed included concrete measures and exchange good practices on creating a sustainable, smart and resilient, transport and mobility network in Europe. It will take stock of the ambitious goals set out in the EU Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

Innovation and Scaling Group launch by deployEMDS

Join our Innovation and Scaling Group

We are happy to announce the establishment of the Innovation and Scaling Group (ISG). If you are a professional from large corporations, SMEs, startups or the academia, bringing diverse expertise across relevant sectors (see below) we welcome you to apply!

What is ISG: The ISG will be established under the deployEMDS project, which supports the European Commission (EC) initiative for a common European mobility data space (EMDS). The initiative aims to streamline data access, pooling, and sharing to promote more efficient, safe, and sustainable transport systems. The deployEMDS project implements 9 local pilots across Barcelona, Budapest, Flanders, Île-de-France, Lisbon, Milan, Sofia, Stockholm, and Tampere, featuring 16 use cases focusing on data for mobility planning, public transport operation, multimodality, and specialty travel information.

Objectives: ISG fosters collaboration between deployEDMS stakeholders and external entities to develop innovative use cases, promote knowledge exchange, and ensure technical and governance developments meet private actors’ needs.

Benefits for ISG participants: 

  • Innovative solutions development
  • Enhanced market visibility
  • Policy and standards shaping
  • Access to industry organizations and platforms
  • Synergies with other pan-European innovation initiatives
  • Engagement in project activities

Scope and activities: ISG activities include training sessions, matchmaking, co-creation workshops, and biannual workshops aimed at identifying priority areas and challenges for solution development.

When: The launch of ISG is planned for the end of May or early June 2024.

More info on the ISG here.

For any questions please contact Iain Macbeth at i.macbeth@mail.ertico.com

Join the deployEMDS Network of Follower Cities and Regions!

The deployEMDS Network of Follower Cities and Regions is a group designed to engage with external local and regional public entities interested in shaping the future of the common European mobility data space by supporting the development of the deployEMDS project. As we navigate the complexities of data-driven mobility, our network will offer a space for meaningful dialogue and cooperation among stakeholders, fostering the exchange of knowledge and building capacity for innovative data-driven solutions.

About our project

The deployEMDS project supports the European Commission’s (EC) initiative on a common European mobility data space (EMDS) that aims to facilitate data access, pooling and sharing for more efficient, safe, sustainable and resilient transport. It builds on initiatives and applications related to transport data and will be supported by initiatives to boost interoperability, security, and the availability and provision of data and services in the mobility domain. The EC outlined its proposed way forward in its Communication on the creation of a common European mobility data space

Aligned with the European data strategy and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, deployEMDS will support policymaking by enabling data sharing and reuse for efficient multimodal mobility and traffic management, as well as for measuring progress of sustainable urban mobility across Europe.  

Following a use case approach, deployEMDS supports the EMDS initiative through 9 local implementations in: Barcelona, Budapest, Flanders, Île -de-France, Lisbon, Milan, Sofia, Stockholm and Tampere. These locations will be the setting for 16 use cases which will focus on the following broad themes: 

  • Data for mobility planning
  • Public transport operation
  • Multimodality
  • Speciality travel information

 

Objectives of the deployEMDS Network of Follower Cities and Regions

The Network of Follower Cities aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Support the development of the European mobility data space by integrating the needs of cities into the project activities and validating deployEMDS solutions to ensure their wider relevance.
  • Establish a space for local and regional public authorities to engage in peer-learning with deployEMDS cities, facilitating knowledge exchange on EMDS developments.
  • Foster collaboration with industry, academia, and other stakeholders represented in the Innovation and Scaling Group (ISG) to create future use cases addressing real-life mobility challenges.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Network of Follower Cities and Regions welcomes European local and regional public entities dedicated to advancing transportation and mobility. Eligible participants include:

  • Local governments
  • Regional governments
  • Public transport authorities
  • Public transport operators

Our network seeks to engage authorities of various sizes, experience levels, and stages of maturity, ensuring representation from different member states. Whether you’re a seasoned transportation organisation or just beginning your journey in mobility management, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of European mobility.

What’s in it for Network members?

Joining the Network of Follower Cities and Regions offers numerous benefits:

  • Shaping the future European mobility data space: By participating in the project, follower cities and regions have a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of future policies and standards within the EU. This ensures that their interests and perspectives are considered in shaping the landscape of mobility data and the EMDS.
  • Learning opportunities from front-runner cities: Participants gain access to peer-learning workshops, insights, and best practices from leading cities in the implementation of mobility data solutions. This exchange of knowledge enables them to adopt innovative approaches and strategies tailored to their own contexts.
  • Capacity building on data spaces and data governance: Follower cities and regions benefit from targeted capacity-building activities focused on data spaces and governance, including trainings and workshops. These activities equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage and utilize mobility data, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions and drive sustainable urban development.
  • Collaboration with industry leaders: By collaborating with established industry players and platforms represented in the Innovation and Scaling Group (ISG), follower cities and regions have the opportunity to co-create future use cases addressing real-world mobility challenges. This collaboration showcases the practical value of leveraging data space building blocks for data sharing, fostering innovation, and driving positive outcomes for communities.

 

What’s expected of Network members?

Network members will be invited to several activities per year, allowing for flexibility as to which activities attend according to own member’s interests, needs and availability.  To ensure an active participation in the group, members will be asked to join at least 1 activity/year.

The aim is to develop activities that cater for different levels of expertise and maturity within the Network. The activities involving the Network of Follower Cities are expected to evolve and expand over the project’s duration, initially encompassing:

  • Bilateral interviews, joint workshops, and focus groups to gather requirements and needs from public entities outside the consortium and to validate the proposed deployEMDS solutions in terms of technical frameworks and governance mechanisms.
  • Training sessions covering the EMDS vision, the building blocks of mobility data space (technical, business, governance and legal) and how to overcome the challenges of deploying local mobility data spaces and use cases based on the foundations of the EMDS.
  • Peer-learning workshops with deployEMDS cities centred on deployment and use case implementation.
  • Co-creation workshops in collaboration with the ISG to develop future use cases addressing concrete mobility challenges.

Here is a
preliminary list of activities planned for the Network, subject to changes:

2024

May to December 2024: Governance
and legal issues Interviews & Workshops

Summer 2024: Data Space basics
Training

Autumn 2024: Data Spaces technical
building blocks Training & Workshop

2025

Early 2025: Peer-learning workshop
on use case implementation

Spring 2025: European legal frameworks
and legal mechanisms Training Session

Summer 2025: Governance Levels:
use case, data space and EMDS Training

Autumn 2025: Financial Resources
and Business Models Training

Autumn 2025: Co-Creation Workshop
on Future Use Cases

2026

Spring 2026: Public-Private
Governance Workshop

Summer 2026: Data Space
Implementation Plans Workshop

Autumn 2026: deployEMDS Final
Conference

 


Activities will have different formats, some will take place in a physical settings whilst others will take place in a hybrid format or exclusively online.

Participation in the Network is voluntary and without remuneration, any associated travel or subsistence costs must be covered by participants or their organisations.

 

How to apply?

Interested public entities are invited to apply to join the deployEMDS Network of Follower Cities and Regions by completing the application form before April 28th. Fill in the form here.

For those seeking more information about the project and the Network, we encourage participation in the introductory webinar scheduled for April 22nd, from 14 to 15h CET. During this webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to gain comprehensive insights into the project and address any questions they may have. Register here.

Successful applicants will be notified and onboarded in May.

deployEMDS at the Data Spaces Symposium

acatech’s Stefanie Federl represented deployEMDS at the Data Spaces Symposium on 12 March.

She presented the projects main features and took part in two sessions:

  • BDVA Workshop: Mobility Data Spaces and Digital Twins – Towards Smarter Decision-Making in Cities

The workshop focused on the integration of Mobility Data Spaces and Digital Twin technologies in urban environments. This event delved deep into the different aspects of digital mobility ecosystems, offering a comprehensive view of cutting-edge data collection, data-driven modeling, simulation techniques, and tangible use-cases. Through a series of expert-led keynotes, participants gained invaluable insights into how these technologies converge to support decision-making processes, driving efficiency and innovation in urban and regional mobility.

As our cities and infrastructures become increasingly complex and connected, the need for robust decision-support tools has never been greater. The event was a good occasion to explore how leveraging large-scale mobility data within secured, controlled and sovereign data spaces can inform and enrich Digital Twin platforms. In turn, these platforms can model and simulate real-world scenarios, enabling stakeholders to predict outcomes, plan interventions, respond to challenges in real-time, and also making smart decisions for the next generation mobility networks.

Stefanie Federl focused on Ongoing mobility data space initiatives: mobility data holds immense potential for urban and regional mobility. To leverage this potential and drive efficiency and innovation, Europe’s capabilities hinge on unlocking data silos. This is where data spaces can enhance discoverability, interoperability, and trust in data sharing. The keynote showcased EU projects and initiatives within the mobility and logistics sectors, such as PrepDSpace4Mobility and deployEMDS, along with operational data spaces like the Mobility Data Space in Germany. The presentation provided options for the architectural design and data governance of mobility data (spaces) as well as key challenges and opportunities for streamlining urban mobility data processes. Learn more about the vision for a common European European mobility data space (EMDS) and expect insights from real-life projects in cities and regions participating in deployEMDS.

 

 
  • Data Space Sustainability: Business Stories, Strategy & long-term Impact

Business Story: 

Transforming regional mobility: Advancing fleet management in the Barcelona metropolitan area and the role of deployEMDS

Stefanie Federl had the opportunity to give a 5-minute pitch about our Barcelona Use Case.

On 14 March, acatech’s Chris Newman also participated in a session titled: Crossing the chasm – paths for data spaces to work together.

Data Spaces Symposium 2024

Unite. Innovate. Adopt.

Sharing data is good. Good data sharing is quintessential for the digital revolution. Data spaces are the key because they enable data sovereignty. Now we need open-source software solutions and a wide market adoption. If you are a newbie or an expert, the Data Spaces Symposium is the right place to learn, connect and drive the future of the digital economy.

The Data Spaces Symposium, the world’s leading event on data spaces

The Data Spaces Symposium is set to reconvene at Darmstadtium (Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany), Frankfurt Region this year following its notable success in The Hague during the 2023 edition. Organized by the Data Spaces Support Centre (DSSC) and the Data Spaces Business Alliance (DSBA), this symposium is a pivotal gathering for those at the forefront of data space innovation and strategy. It serves as a platform to showcase the latest market-ready use cases, advanced technology solutions for existing and emerging data spaces, and the essential work done by the DSSC in crafting a foundational blueprint for common European data spaces, aligning with the European Data Strategy.