Meep, Vianova and Dashfactory will launch a pilot project in three European cities

After being part of the acceleration program ScaleTHENGlobal and present their startup at Smart City Expo World Congress 2021, Meep, Vianova and Dashfactory have been the three selected startups that will receive the financing and the necessary tools to be able to develop a pilot of their project in a city: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Istanbul and Milan, respectively.

ScaleTHENGlobal is an acceleration program funded by the EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology funded by the European Union, and led by LICENSE, the mobility research hub of the future.

Meep presents an innovative solution that connects the different forms of transport in a city through a multimodal mobility platform. They have an internal team of developers made up of 30 professionals and their proposal is fully scalable and adaptable to any city, being able to perfectly adapt to the transport offer of each territory. Meep is currently present in nine European cities: Barcelona, ​​Seville, Asturias, Zaragoza, Cyprus, Malta, Valencia, Malaga, Lisbon and soon in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria thanks to the ScaleTHENGlobal program.

On the other hand, Vianova launches a solution that provides cities a web-based dashboard and the API that offers analysis tools to understand mobility services and their impacts and thus build more efficient and sustainable transport systems for people and goods. The startup has been selected to develop its pilot project in Istanbul in Turkey.

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Finally, Dashfactory presents a device that is installed on the bicycle and that fully automatically calculates the distance that overtaking vehicles pass and records video sequences including all relevant data in accordance with the data protection regulations. In case of damage, the recordings can be used as valid evidence in a court of law. The start-up has been selected to carry out its pilot project in the city of Milano, in Italy.

A city, a challenge

ScaleTHENGlobal, which is supported and funded by EIT Urban Mobility, selected the 15 most promising startups in the European ecosystem to, among other benefits of the program, be present at SCEWC 2021 and thus achieve visibility among investors and the necessary financing to scale their projects. Within this program, start-ups presented solutions that responded to different challenges launched by various cities for the subsequent execution of a pilot.

The challenge proposed by Las Palmas de Gran Canaria consisted of the implementation of a tool to help automate the logistics of the public bicycle system in the city that included a map with the distribution of bicycles and an alert system with empty or complete stations.

On the other hand, the challenge posed by Istanbul It consisted of helping the city develop appropriate mobility policies and direct urban mobility to encourage better use of public transport.

Finally, the challenge launched by Milan set the objective of making urban traffic safer, as well as having an improved cycling infrastructure that encourages more people to use this type of transport.

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