40 Belgian companies join forces for tomorrow’s mobility
Co-working specialist Co.Station is bringing forty corporations and start-ups together to innovate on what will construct tomorrow’s mobility. Participants will share their resources, ideas, talents, and expertise to resolve the current challenges of mobility.
In this current lockdown situation, companies are already thinking about how mobility could be enhanced after the virus outbreak. Co-working structure Co.Station (financed by BNP Paribas Fortis, Proximus, SD Worx, and USG) has decided to gather corporations, start-ups, and experts in their ‘co.mobility’ project.
“All participants will share their resources, talents, and expertise around one common social project, that of mobility, by developing and testing innovative solutions. The aim is to resolve the current challenges of mobility, and render it more efficient and more durable at the same time,” explains Grégoire Talbot, ‘co.mobility’ project manager.
The co-working structure can already count on major actors in mobility, such as AG, BNP Paribas, Brussels Airport Company, SNCB/NMBS, Stib/Mivb, and Touring. Start-ups and selected companies, as well as universities and research center’s experts, complete the group.
Eight mobility themes
During the first phase, all actors will work on eight themes related to mobility. This includes smart apps based on the use of mobility data, the future of fleet with electrification, autonomy and connected mobility, new micro, and on-demand mobility services, and many more. Each theme will be based on a detailed business model.
“Our choice is to create innovation ecosystems on themes that have real societal impact, that is to say, that affect everyone. We already managed that with energy, now is the turn of mobility,” notes Béatrice de Mahieu, CEO of Co.Station.