The Warsaw E‐Mobil Cluster is a platfrm for cooperation between 18 mobility stakeholders working in the greater Warsaw area: local administration, science and research institutions, industries and companies. It was established in July 2011 aiming to promote sustainable mobility, mainly e‐mobility, in Warsaw metropolitan area.
Detailed Solution description
The E‐Mobil members are committed to develop innovative, environmental friendly and energy efficient electric and hybrid vehicles technologies and systems, and transfer these advances from laboratory to marketplace (development of high‐tech companies).
The Cluster members finance its activities and operation. The cluster also tries to take advantage of available funding opportunities. Recently, it applied for a grant from the National Centre for Research and Development to fund projects related to the building and testing of electric vehicles (both passenger and utility vehicles) suitable for municipal fleets.
Key success factors
- Participation of all local mobility stakeholders: local authorities, industries, companies, scientific and research institutions.
- The local government supports technological innovation in energy and transport.
Launch DateImplementation began on
City administration; National centre for research and development
Weak points for Solution deployment
• The cluster should set strict membership criteria.
• A membership fee should be applied, since the beginning.
• It is better to establish the cluster as legal entity.
• It is more practical to focus on the joint development of tangible products (‘hard projects’), and not only on joint
communication and networking activities (‘soft projects’: workshops, conferences etc.) to strengthen the collaboration between cluster members.
Key figures illustrating Solution deployment and results
The Warsaw E‐Mobil Cluster is expected to:
• enable the exchange of knowledge and experience on electric and hybrid electric vehicles’ (E&HEVs) technologies and e‐mobility infrastructure through mentoring programmes;
• implement electric vehicle (EV) fleet demonstration projects in cooperation with the Warsaw City Hall and power companies;
• strengthen the collaboration between Warsaw City Hall, local car industries and power and natural gas companies;
• promote implementation of E&HEV and other green‐technology (e.g. CNG, biofuels) transport projects through
relevant research and education programmes;
• facilitate access to finance, including EU and operational programmes’ funds;
• contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport in Warsaw (transport accounts for
15% of the GHG emissions of the City of Warsaw).
Press ContactRose Montgomery