On Thursday 5th of November, the Albacete Business Market brought together investors, entrepreneurs, startups and companies around a programme made up of different round tables, conferences and business rounds with the aim of promoting the city’s entrepreneurial and economic fabric. The Business Market network was responsible for promoting the event, which was backed by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Albacete City Council and was attended by more than a hundred guests from different parts of Spain, more than 70 companies, and more than 40 meetings.
During the event, different alliance alternatives for the startup, entrepreneur and business ecosystem were presented. The Finnova Foundation was one of the institutions invited to the Albacete Business Market where it had the opportunity to present the CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID-19 project, financed by the COVID-19 call launched by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in Urban Mobility (EIT Urban Mobility). This was one of the 11 projects approved by EIT Urban Mobility in the extraordinary call for proposals for 5 million euros against the COVID-19 pandemic. CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID-19 is an innovative, environmental, scalable and inspiring solution for mobility infrastructures such as bus, metro, airport and train stations.
The main objective of the CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID-19 project is to demonstrate the application of an aqueous solution with maximum antiseptic effect for the disinfection and protection of surfaces in public spaces, reducing the use of conventional cleaning products whose chemical residues are concentrated in the wastewater and the environment. Led by the global corporation Ferrovial, through its subsidiary Ditecpesa, the project involves companies and organisations from Spain, Belgium and Poland such as Ferrovial, Barcelona City Council, the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB), Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) and the Finnova Foundation in Brussels.
This solid partnership, with the support of EIT Urban Mobility, will present the project online on Wednesday 25 November from 17:00 to 19:00, together with other expert speakers on the subject of reducing chemical waste in the environment, within the framework of European Waste Reduction Week (EWWR). Waste reduction is an emergency for the European Union, this is why a space has been given to actions such as those carried out by the CD-Clean Urban mobility COVID-19 project to raise awareness of the prevention of chemical waste in water. The speakers will share the challenges of chemical waste management in the COVID-19 era, as well as the European funding tools devoted to innovations such as this project.
The commitment of the members of this project is both to the health crisis, urban mobility, as well as to the climate emergency. This is why the CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID19 project is committed to the 2030 Programme for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: 3 (Good Health and Well-being); 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation); 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy); 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure); 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
To view the project presentation, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uapl1kqHWqs&t=1s
Who are we?
EIT Urban Mobility
EIT Urban Mobility aims to accelerate solutions and the transition to an integrated, user-centred and truly multimodal transport system. As Europe’s leading urban mobility innovation community, EIT Urban Mobility aims to avoid fragmentation by encouraging collaboration between cities, businesses, education, research and innovation to solve the most urgent challenges facing cities. Universities, companies and research centres in this community work hand in hand with cities, which serve as testing grounds to demonstrate how new technologies can solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, goods and waste intelligently.
Last May EIT Urban Mobility launched a 5 million European call for proposals to fund 11 innovation projects related to COVID-19.
For more information: www.eiturbanmobility.eu
It is one of the leading global infrastructure operators, committed to the development of sustainable solutions. The company is listed on the IBEX 35, forms part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good, and applies the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, signed by the company in 2002, to all its operations. Ditecpesa, leads this innovative project and is the one who has joined the efforts of Startups through its open promotion.
Belgian foundation that supports the financing of innovation in companies, regions and municipalities. Its areas of expertise are technology transfer and innovation in sustainable development, the circular economy, water and waste management, employment and youth, ICT and tourism. In this project Finnovaregio is in charge of the communication and legal dimension.
Intelligent Infrastructure Innovation Centre (CI3):
Non-profit foundation that develops innovation projects and consultancies in cities, highways, buildings, airports, water and environment. It has extensive experience in national and European subsidised projects.
Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB):
It is the public administration of the metropolis of Barcelona, a large urban conurbation formed by a total of 36 municipalities. It designs and plans metropolitan mobility and manages metropolitan public transport services. Among the main services, the MAB plans and manages the Metropolitan Bus and the Metro. It is precisely in these two services that the MAB is coordinating, together with MTB, its own direct management operator, the pilot tests of the European CD-Clean project. www.amb.cat/s/es/
Metropolitan Transports of Barcelona (TMB):
It is the main public transport operator in Catalonia and a true benchmark for transport and citizen mobility companies in Europe and around the world. Together with the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, it coordinates the pilot tests of CD-Clean, providing its own facilities and means of transport for the first tests outside the laboratory. https://www.tmb.cat/es/home