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Mobility Tech Green launches a Mobility Club

At inOut 2019, MaaS, or Mobility as a Service, was the subject of much discussion. It's the holy grail on which many mobility players have been positioning themselves for some years now with a view of proposing, in a single application, a set of complementary transport offers for a given region (carpooling, buses, bicycles, scooters, and similar). While most initiatives are directed at the general public, the Rennes company Mobility Tech Green (MTG) is creating a 'MaaS concept for businesses' based on its experience in fleet car-sharing management for companies and local authorities. It was in a spirit of openness and exchanging ideas that MTG launched its 'Mobility Club' in May 2019.

Aiming to stimulate a region already committed to new mobility solutions

In addition to inOut, the Ille-et-Vilaine department is home to a large number of local authorities, universities, companies, and associations at the forefront of intelligent and ecological mobility. This was evidenced by the fact that in 2018 no fewer than 40 partners took part in the TIGA (Territoires d’Innovation de Grande Ambition) project, which made it possible to fund eight studies and develop the exchange of information between the various players. Mobility Tech Green was involved in this collaborative project that was completed at the end of 2018. For Alexandre Fournier, marketing and communication manager, the idea of the Mobility Club took hold with the completion of the TIGA project “so that this synergy could be kept alive all year long”.

A successful start

The first meetings were held in May and September, with MTG aiming to bring together participants from a wide range of backgrounds and enable the various local players to get to know each other. This was achieved hands down. Major groups, startups, academics, and students were able to discuss issues they were currently facing and already identify joint business opportunities. Alexandre Fournier, one of the academics present, mentioned discussions with LOUSTIC (Laboratoire d’Observation des Usages des TIC): “We were able to talk to them within the context of the club. This enabled us to agree on a research project for our future product!”

A regular event

The club meets quarterly in Mabilais at the premises of Poool (the FrenchTech Rennes Saint-Malo). The coordinating team relies on participants to work together to compile the programme for the next workshop and decide how it should be organised. After a short presentation of the challenges related to issues chosen by the group, each participant can opt for the themed workshop that corresponds to their questions. For instance, the two workshops proposed at the meeting of September 17 focused on information about public and private support available for setting up a mobility plan within an organisation and how to integrate multimodal solutions in a company. Stay up to date with the community’s latest news on MTG’s website or come to a meetup. As Alexandre Fournier insists, “The club is not a closed group. On the contrary, anyone can come along to discuss the topic of mobility solutions.”

Publié le 19 September 2019

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