co.mobility 2 starts in September 2021
Mobility is a big challenge in Belgium
The mobility issues our society faces today are too complex for a single company to solve. By assembling the ecosystem around a common co-creation program, co.mobility discovers and develops concrete mobility solutions throughout the course of a year.
Rise of cycling in in the Brussels Region in 2020
of the mobility industry’s revenue will most likely be disrupted by 2030
The global demand for passenger mobility in urbanized areas is set to double by 2050
More parcels delivered in 2020 because of an e-commerce boom
Belgians could benefit from a mobility budget, instead of giving 500 000 people a salary car
Improving mobility for its users is a major challenge our society has faced for the past century. Climate change, urbanization, fiscal advantages for company cars, the general inefficiency of the public transportation system …, are just some of the causes that are putting massive stress on the Belgian mobility system.
And then the pandemic had completely change the playing field. People worked from home, public transport on a massive decline, biking becoming very popular, yet shared micro mobility suffered immensely.
We are looking at new technology and novel mobility models to answer to these changing circumstances. It is up to us to take these formidable opportunities into our own hands and construct new ways of mobility, which are accessible, durable, intermodal, economically viable and answers to citizen’s needs.
co.mobility assembles the industry around a common interest with the aim of developing citizen-centric solutions for today’s mobility challenges. By using the complexity of the industry as an asset, we are able to develop solutions that just one single company could not create.
Our program guides a group of about 40 corporates, start-ups, scales ups, but also academics and industry experts, throughout a journey that leads to concrete POCs.
Our result-oriented program leads to concrete mobility solutions
The program starts from existing problems in the market, leads to novel ideas of which are then built and implemented, with extensive market validation. At the end of the program, the ecosystem launches start-ups, joint ventures or IP on the market. The 8-month co.mobility program follows Co.Station’s proven methodology inspired by open innovation, co-creation and scrum methodology.
to members & challenges
From a challenge
to a business case
to validation & implementation
to large scale testing
From Founders to members & challenges
co.mobility coaches the founding partners in to describing the innovation challenge they want to solve and then meticulously searches for the perfect start-ups, scale ups and corporates to join the program.
- Scouted a complementary team of 4-6 companies per challenge
- A strong ecosystem of 30 members
From challenges to solutions
During 6 days of facilitated ideation workshops over a period of two months, these multi-company teams will generate ideas and validate them on different levels
- Detailed value proposition & business model
- Feasibility checked: market, business and technical assumptions tested
- Return for stakeholders thoroughly estimated
- Reviewed by a panel of industry and academic experts
- Thorough view on how to leverage ecosystem assets to realize the use-case
- Marketable value estimated & ready for prototyping development
From solutions to validation & implementation
The cross-company teams that continue will further develop their business case into a PoC during 3 to 6 months of development cycles. A skilled scrum coach guides the group throughout the process.
- Validated hypotheses about the market, business and technical aspects
- Minimal viable product or service that passed through multiple development iterations
- Built using the Agile approach
- Prototype teams are prepared for an investor pitch
- IP scenario where each participating company of a team is respected
From prototype to large scale testing
Once the technology and the consumer value is proven, a large scale test will be started. During this demonstration the new product or service is delivered to the market under specific conditions for a period of 12 to 18 months.
- Validation by the larger market
- Identify subsidy opportunities to support prototypes
- Regulatory framework adapted if necessary