26.11.2019

regiomove Honoured with the German Sustainability Award

Karlsruhe. regiomove was ranked among the top three at the German Sustainability Award. At the award ceremony in Düsseldorf, the jury ranked the mobility project as one of the top three for the special award "Digitalisation" in the category "Research". The project manager Dr. Frank Pagel from the Karlsruhe Transport Authority (KVV) accepted the award representatively for the whole team.

from left to right: Olaf Strotkötter (Karlsruhe Transport Authority), Maren Mayer de Groot (Regional Planning Association Middle Upper Rhine) and regiomove project manager Dr. Frank Pagel (left). Photo: KVV

"We are very proud that we made it to the finals of the best three projects. We would be pleased if regiomove would become even better known and accepted throughout Germany", states Pagel. With a view to the winning contribution from Leipzig, where the local transport company also develops a digital networking platform called "Leipzig 2.0", the project manager of regiomove feels reinforced in the work of his team. "The voting of the jury shows that we take the right path in the right direction and it also shows that the future of a more sustainable mobility lies in digital networking of various transport modes.

The German Sustainability Award is Europe's greatest award for ecological and social commitment. In cooperation with the German Federal Government, outstanding achievements in the sustainability of economy, municipalities and research were awarded for the eleventh time. The focus of the award ceremony was set on the actors and projects that support the change towards a sustainable society.

What does regiomove have to do with sustainability?

The jury statement for the German Sustainability Award states that "regiomove pursues a regional approach and combines digital and physical linking, in order to forward an efficient and climate-friendly form of mobility." regiomove relies on the large international development trends of digitalisation and sustainability. The app of the same name will be available as a demo version, offering alternatives to private passenger transport in Karlsruhe starting in spring 2020.

Who supports the project regiomove?

As a lighthouse project of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion, regiomove is funded by the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) over three years with around EUR 4.9 million. The future of mobility is redesigned in the entire region with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, raumobil GmbH, PTV Group, INIT GmbH, stadtmobil as well as the Regional Planning Association Middle Upper Rhine, the district of Rastatt and the city of Karlsruhe as partners.

Background information:

www.regiomove.de

https://www.nachhaltigkeitspreis.de/wettbewerbe/sonderpreis-digitalisierung/#pageWrap