Transforming European cities into smart, zero-emission mobility and logistics hubs


MOVE21 is a four year’s innovation project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, coordinated by the City of Oslo. It aims to transform European cities and their surrounding areas into smart, zero-emission mobility and logistics hubs. The project helps participating cities to achieve a 30% reduction in transport-related emissions by 2030 through the implementation of 15 transport-related innovations. MOVE21 is a collaboration between twenty-four cities and functional urban areas, technology and service providers, industry and SMEs, research organisations and universities and network organisations.

MOVE21 uses an innovative, agile, and interactive innovation and co-creation model which involves quadruple helix partners in the innovation process. The Living Labs (Oslo, Gothenburg, Hamburg) are based on an open innovation model in which (local) quadruple helix partners co-create, tailor, deploy, and upscale technological and non-technological mobility innovations, under real-life conditions. End-user involvement allows for stakeholders and end-users to cooperatively influence experimentation in order to increase the acceptance of developed innovative solutions and their subsequent uptake.

New solutions on local, regional, and corridor (TEN-T) level are being tested and those that are proven to pave the way toward a zero-emission future will be implemented, upscaled, and replicated.

All three Living Labs are working with many organisations and businesses from government, industry, academia and civil society beyond the project consortium, and that this is part of the work trying to establish proper Living Labs that will outlive the project period.


  1. Cargo-hitching: Oslo‘s Mobility on Demand service for senior citizens efficiently combines passenger and freight transport to reduce traffic. Seniors have access to affordable door-ot-door transport services that also deliver parcels to and from key hotspots in an effort to reduce overall vehicle traffic.
  2. Living Lab Hamburg‘s Neighbourhood Hub: Converts an empty building into a multi-functional space for commercial and public use and offers integrated solutions for transporting people and goods, including electric cargo bikes for zero-emission deliveries. Provides social services, financial advice and support for residents, as well as food and supplies for those in need.
  3. Lindholmen Micro Terminal in Gothenburg: Developing and evaluating a concept for B2B parcel boxes to reduce motorised traffic and emissions. Focus on business and service innovation, with potential for further transport reduction through the outbound function of the parcel boxes.
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