Launched: Malta’s first Mobility Ecosystem Map
The EIT Urban Mobility Malta RIS Hub, which is supported by EIT Urban Mobility,an initiative of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, has published Malta’s first Mobility Ecosystem Map, following intensive consultation with local stakeholders from various sectors, including academia, industry experts, start-ups, NGOs, and Government.
The Malta Mobility Ecosystem Map aims at identifying all actors in Malta’s mobility sector, and outlines their role in a clear and easily understandable manner which is accessible to all. In particular,persons who would not have access to such information without this initiative are set to benefit from a heightened knowledge of mobility in Malta.
Classified in groups, namely, Providers, Enablers, and of course, Users, Malta’s movers and shakers in the mobility sector are all mapped out in a simple infographic which provides essential, at-a-glance information.
While the Mobility Ecosystem Map remains a work in progress due to the ever-changing mobility landscape, the current version was made possible through a mapping workshop, moderated by members of the EIT Urban Mobility Malta RIS Hub, which brought together representatives from entities such as Transport Malta, MCAST, the University of Malta, the Foundation for Transport, Malta Public Transport, the Debono Group and,GreenRoads Malta. The workshop drew knowledge from the so-called quadruple helix in innovation: science,policy,industry,and society, with participants being given a space to air challenges and opportunities in this sector.
The Mobility Ecosystem Map itself is a first step in this innovative collaborative effort in Malta. In the coming months, the conversation on a collaborative vision for Malta’s transport system will continue, promoting sustainable mobility through innovation and education.
The Mobility Ecosystem Map, created for the EIT Urban Mobility Malta RIS Hub by I+A design studio,is now available and accessible to the general public on https://paf.mt/eit-urban-mobility-ris-hub-malta/
The Hub in Malta is supported by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. It has been set up as part of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS), the EIT Community’s outreach scheme, introduced in 2014 to make information and expertise from its unique approach available to others. It allows EIT Urban Mobility to share good practice and experiences and to widen participation across Europe. The Hub in Malta is led by Project Aegle Foundation (PAF, a non-profit promoting sustainable mobility), the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) and the Valletta Design Cluster (part of the Valletta Cultural Agency) with the aim to nurture sustainable visions for better urban mobility in the Maltese Islands. Find out more here.