About the project
Why? Responding to European mobility challenges
Mobility is changing. Urbanisation, climate change and digitalisation challenge how people and goods move from point A to point B. To cope with these ever-increasing challenges and meet European and global climate targets, urban and peri-urban areas need to become climate-resilient and connected, multimodal nodes for smart and clean mobility.
Despite the success of early pilot projects there is still a gap in terms of transferring innovative solutions to different contexts, cities and regions. These innovations are implemented based on specific needs and requirements of a city, district or area and transferring them to a different area is difficult. City planners and project developers often struggle to find effective ways to use results of mobility pilot projects to foster the implementation of their respective smart city strategies and community initiatives.
How? Innovative four-stage replication framework
The RECIPROCITY project aims at responding to this reality by equipping at least 20 cities across Europe, of varying size and mobility demand, with the necessary tools, knowledge, contacts and methods to accelerate the replication of existing innovative mobility solutions.To this end, RECIPROCITY will employ a four-stage replication framework, helping cities and municipalities to
The activities implemented by RECIPROCITY along these four stages will foster reciprocal knowledge exchange, matchmaking, partnerships and capacity-building between different cities. Replication projects will be initiated in the involved cities representing rural, peri-urban and urban areas. The learnings from the project will make innovative solutions more accessible for a wider set of cities and municipalities beyond the project’s scope.
Our city network
RECIPROCITY has several key messages, which emphasise the overarching objectives of the project:
The project, coordinated by R-Tech (Germany), involves 10 partners including clusters, innovation accelerators, mobility experts and research institutions with a balanced mix of expertise from across Europe.
European Region Research and Innovation Network
Istanbul Okan University
Business Upper Austria
Regionalni rozvojova agentura Plzenskeho kraje, o.p.s
Instituto Aragonés de Fomento
Uusimaa Regional Council