SME Hub programme identifies the promising urban mobility small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and supports them in implementing their solutions with joint pilots with industries, cities and regions across Europe, boosting market penetration for their disruptive urban mobility solution. The participants are expected to increase their enterprise value by widening their stakeholder’s networks, gaining experience with pilot projects and be more visible and recognized across Europe for both customers, clients, partners, and future employees. The EIT Urban Mobility community will benefit from a pool of disruptive solutions from the SME’s that contribute to solving their specific challenges or for cooperation or to invest in them.
NFF will provide among other things business coaching to the selected start-ups.
The 5G mobile telecommunications standard is considered a key technology for applications in the mobility industry, the transport system, Smart City or Smart Region and many other domains. In addition to low latency and high bandwidth, 5G promises secure and reliable communication connections and guaranteed bandwidths (network slicing). The new generation of mobile communications is intended to make the "right" data available at the "right" time and in the "right" place. This is expected to produce new user- and demand-oriented solutions for applications in a wide range of fields.
In the open 5G living-lab in the mobility region Braunschweig-Wolfsburg, these new technology impulses and possibilities are to be researched, further developed, implemented, demonstrated and evaluated in a publicity-effective manner using use cases from the fields of mobility (road, rail, air), eHealth and smart construction. In addition, there are further cross-sectional activities in the areas of background systems (digital network twin, 5G service architectures and 5G background services), technology assessment and business model formation. In these fields of action, a total of 12 research projects based on the technology-specific functionalities of 5G have been developed together with potential application partners from industry and local authorities.
The results of the projects are intended to show new possibilities in/with 5G technology, to demonstrate its performance or performance spectrum, to give an outlook on the scalability of solutions and to provide a scientific basis for the assessment and evaluation of 5G technology both in itself and in comparison with other communication technologies. The latter are, for example, ITS G5 or GSM-R (train telecommunication). With the "Testfeld Niedersachsen" and the "Anwendungsplattform Intelligente Mobilität (AIM)", continuously expanded, established and powerful test infrastructures have been available in the areas of Hannover, Braunschweig, Wolfsburg and Hildesheim since 2009.
The open 5G living-lab is designed as a living showcase for the region, enabling companies (from DAX corporations to SMEs and start-ups), administrations, citizens and research institutions to gain essential experience with 5G technologies.
The ReTraSON project is building a regional network in which the key players from politics, administration, business and science, as well as trade unions, associations and chambers, are developing a joint transformation strategy for the mobility economy. This will actively shape the transformation and sustainably secure the future viability of the "SüdOstNiedersachsen"-Region. The overarching goals of the project are the establishment of the regional transformation network SüdOstNiedersachsen, the development of a regional transformation strategy, the substantial collection of an analysis of the current situation and an analysis of strengths and weaknesses, and the initiation of needs-based transformation projects. Within the project stream "transformation of business models", the AIP develops transformation strategies on the basis of empirical analysis, e.g. of mobility behavior, and on this basis develops a cooperation model for establishing a real laboratory for the region.
The primary goal of the MIAMy transformation hub is to accelerate the market launch of future vehicle concepts in the field of connected and safe autonomous driving and innovative mobility services by systematically preparing methods and tools through scientific findings and providing relevant data and services.