María Paula Caycedo, from EIT Urban Mobility: “We accelerate the startup ecosystem with programs like 5G Turbo”

There is no doubt that the Mobile World Congress is the event of the months of February and March in Barcelona. The 5GMED project organised a round table under the title “Europe and Spain facing the challenge of connected mobility” the second day of the event, on 28 February.

In the discussion questions such as What are the concepts of the future of mobility?, Who are the game changers?, What is needed to achieve the future of mobility?, and How is 5GMED contributing to disrupt future mobility? were answered by José López Luque, 5GMED Coordinator from CellnexMaría Paula Caycedo, Head of Innovation Hub South at EIT Urban Mobility; and Laura Sanz, CCAM Strategy Lead at i2CAT.

It was moderated by Marjorie Grassler, European Projects Communication Executive at Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation and introduced with a keynote by Federico Ruíz, National 5G Observatory Responsable at the same Foundation.

“Among the very different things that we do, one of them is accelerating the startup ecosystem. Within this vertical one of the topics that we have been working on is 5G, with the 5G Turbo Accelerator, where different products and services are enabled thanks to the 5G technology to change the mobility as we have it today”.

María Paula Caycedo

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EIT Urban Mobility, a European initiative for the future of urban mobility

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 they have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places.

They aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to €400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.