Mobility Operator Call 2015
The deadline for applications for the Tekes Mobility Operator Call 2015 has been postponed to the 4th of June 2015.
Applications should be linked to the Mobility Operator Call 2015, so that they will find their way to the right place. This can be done when submitting the application. Applicants will be asked to fulfill basic information on the project, including information about possible links or connections to Tekes programs or themes: here you should choose MAAS2015.
By using modern digital solutions, Mobility Operators can provide us seamless and smooth door-to-door mobility services, comprising several travel modes. Mobility Operators offer a door-to-door service, for example, through a smart phone application, where users can see, book, pay, and follow the realization of the travel chain.
Mobility operators compete with each other and with other mobility solutions, such as car ownership. To succeed in this competition, mobility operators need to have a strong user orientation. User orientation will be underlined in the evaluation process.
The door-to-door services need to be scalable. It should scale to different user groups and to other cities and countries. From the users’ perspective, the multimodal door-to-door services should also include long-haul transportation between cities or countries. This way, users can meet all their mobility needs through a single mobility operator.
The open call for mobility operator business has two parts. The first part, the open call for prestudy projects, aims to fund ideas that will evolve into applications for the open call for consortium projects. The second part, the open call for consortium projects, will fund the demonstration of the mobility operator business. Applicants can also apply for the second open call only. Decisions on funding are made as applications are submitted.
Applicants can also apply for the second open call only. This means that also others can apply than the ones whose prestudy projects have been supported by Tekes.
Tekes will fund each member of the consortium according to their own project plan and their respective business targets. There are no predefined limits concerning the size of the projects, and the Tekes support (typically loan) is determined according to normal criteria.
The open call begins on Monday the 2nd February 2015 and applications should be submitted by Thursday the 4th June 2015.
- Description of the call (pdf)
- Tekes online application service.
- Tekes services for foreign companies (pdf)
Sonja Heikkilä, puh. +358 50 5577 694, sonja.heikkila(at)tekes.fi
Tom Warras, puh. +358 50 5577 839, tom.warras(at)tekes.fi