Today (Dec 11th) Voi announced the launch of their City Innovation Fund, a $3-million USD commitment to support cities as they embrace safe, inclusive micro-mobility. The fund seeks to expand and grow promising private- and public-sector projects that improve road safety, parking, and the sustainability of micro-mobility vehicles and operations. The fund will prioritise engaging in solutions to micro-mobility’s biggest challenges: expanding parking options that reduce pavement clutter to make cities more accessible; road safety innovations focusing on novel approaches to infrastructure, rider education, and vehicle technology; and projects that improve the sustainability of operations, including support for research and advocacy. Projects they have already engaged in include:
- MaaSLab at University College London, which will use the funding to further research in net-zero-carbon, on-demand transport.
- Nortical, a software company that collects and analyses battery usage, which will support Voi in improving lithium-ion battery circularity (second-life applications and recycling) through a pilot program.
Are you part of a non-profit, university, or business with the next great innovation in road safety, parking, or sustainability? Voi want to hear from you! Send proposals or expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org