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A new agreement has been reached to accelerate innovation in the smart cities and smart mobility industries in Europe.

Europcar Mobility Group, a key player in the field of mobility in Europe, announced the partnership between its Mobility Lab and smart city startup incubator Plug and Play Technology Center.

The partnership aims to identify and fund next-generation mobility solutions.

Solutions to be identified will be developed by some 30 startups set to participate in Plug and Play’s Pitch Day Smart Cities platform.

The three- month partnership will establish links between innovative start-ups working in the fields of mobility, IoT, construction and real estate with corporate partners looking to develop new services for their clients.

Nicolas Bailleux, head of the Paris based Mobility Lab, said: “This partnership is perfectly in tune with our ambitions for the Group, and especially for our mobility lab. Plug And Play Smart Cities will help us identify suitable start-ups all over the world. As such, we will be able to draw inspiration from their practices while guiding their development, and perhaps even incorporating them into our ecosystem.” 

Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug And Play, added: "The mobility industry is going through an incredible transformation as the journeys of passengers are being radically changed by shifting urban environments. Together with Europcar Mobility Group, we can lead innovation in mobility, bridging Europe, the US and China: right here in Paris.” 

This article was published on our sister website Smart Energy International.