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Connected & Sustainable Urban Mobility

The consequences of both current pace of urbanization and extensive use of various mobility systems require new solutions and concepts to make up for a viable future in emerging countries. Collaborate with Bosch to transform the mobility sector and solve one of the most relevant challenges of our time to ensure a sustainable urban development around the globe.

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  • ✅ Challenge completed
  • 🏁 Winner
    Congrats to DASHFACTORY for winning the Challenge!
  • 🏆  Rewards
    EUR 3,000 per Challenge + funding programs with Bosch, BMZ digilab and Make-IT Alliance + joint publication | For more see Tab “Rewards”
  • 🌎 Scope

    Open to participants from all over the world

Important details



Sustainable urban mobility systems

One of the biggest challenges for climate change mitigation is to enable emerging economies to continue delivering economic growth while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Transport is a major enabler of economic development. But it is also a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.To shape a sustainable future we need to transform today's urban mobility systems in emerging countries in an emission-free and resource-efficient way.

New opportunities to create accessible, cross-sectoral, and shared digital infrastructure needs to be exploited as a crucial element to address the interrelated nature of the many challenges of urban mobility.

To achieve this, we need to develop sustainable urban mobility solutions combining environmentally friendly and digital technologies.

Such a solution requires a detailed analysis of the stakeholders involved and associated unique problems.

Thereby, it is important to consider that different regions and cities in the world have widely divergent preexisting conditions like resources, social and environmental structures, and many other individual factors. Whereas in already more developed countries, for example, the need is more for innovative use cases based on existing digital infrastructure, in less developed countries it is often necessary to consider how a sufficient digital infrastructure can be built up as part of a solution. 


Bosch encourages you to develop or apply existing innovative digital solutions that enable the transition to more connected and sustainable mobility in urban environments.

To integrate new models for urban mobility, we need to deploy digital technology solutions in many different areas and identify the stakeholders affected:

How can digital solutions accelerate the transition to sustainable urban mobility in emerging countries?

  • Which stakeholders involved in urban mobility among users and providers are to be considered in the analysis?
  • Which digital solutions can contribute to improving the urban mobility infrastructure?
  • Which use cases that have been proven successful in industrialized countries can also be adapted to bring progress in emerging countries?

The scope of this project is deliberately broad, and you have a vast playing field to answer the key questions above. It is therefore important that you start with a profound analysis:


Identify specific problems in the cities of a BMZ partner country based on the analysis of specific target groups in the context of the following urban areas:

  • Mobility as a Service
  • Health and Security
  • Connected Infrastructure
  • Sharing Community
  • Be creative and tackle the key question in your way

More inspiring input can be found in the tab “Important details” as well as “Submission”.


Innovate2030 – SDG11

This Challenge is part of the Innovate2030-SDG11 Innovation Program. The program is jointly initialized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and its new lab for digital innovations – digilab – in collaboration with the Make-IT Alliance.

Questions or looking for support?

If you want to talk to someone from our team about your approaches, you need more information or questions arise, you are welcome to book a Q&A call with our project manager Nico or write to us anytime via the chat on this platform to your right.


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