Futura Mobility, a collaborative innovation think tank for mobility
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Futura-Mobility, the innovation and foresight think tank for the mobility industry

Futura Mobility, a collaborative innovation think tank for mobility
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PostedJAN. 21, 2022
Words byKeolis, Barcelona, 08019
What will mobility look like in 2050? That’s the question Futura Mobility intends to answer. This French think tank for the mobility industry counts Keolis as one of its founding members. For Futura Mobility, we cannot imagine the mobility of the future by remaining in our silos. Instead, all players involved need to co-design mobility to share a vision of the breakthroughs and challenges – especially climate-related – while exploring innovation prospects together.

Context: Futura-Mobility, collaborative innovation to benefit mobility  

Many different factors are shaking up the mobility sector, including the energy transition, digital revolution, eco-design, new markets and uses, changing businesses and more. The think tank Futura-Mobility has made it possible for companies in the mobility ecosystem to share skills and resources in order to kickstart innovative solutions.  

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Innovation: a mobility think tank focused on people and climate challenges 

Futura-Mobility, through its workshops and brainstorming sessions, explores present challenges and innovation prospects to imagine the mobility solutions of the future, from two main angles: people and climate. Its members – SNCF, Air Liquide, Alstom, Bouygues, ADP Group, Keolis, Valeo and Safran – are all directly involved and aspire to reinvent the mobility sector by 2050 through disruptive and innovative projects. 

Among their principal convictions and ambitions are:  

Offer complete and sustainable mobility solutions by providing users with indicators on the socio-environmental impact of their travel 

Kickstart renewable energies, notably: batteries, accelerating the development of low-carbon fuels and improving the economic accessibility of hydrogen 

Improve intermodal solutions by optimizing travel in real time across all modes of transport and by creating a unique virtual mobility hub 

Promote non-motorized mobility with adapted infrastructure and regulations 


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What will mobility apply to in 2050?

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Benefits: Futura-Mobility, towards mobility centered on people and climate       

Futura-Mobility provides information not only for its indicators, but also to a number of external partners in academia, industry, finance and politics. Members of the think tank debate within their network with the aid of groundbreaking and complementary insight enabling them to step out of their usual intellectual comfort zones.

“Regular discussions between companies within Futura-Mobility help to create strong trust between the members. It’s this trust that allows each person to speak freely about their innovation priorities, both in terms of their successes and difficulties. In this way, the think tank encourages sharing and co-innovation among industrial companies,” says Joëlle Touré, General Delegate at Futura-Mobility. By sharing industrial know-how and tools, industry players will be better equipped and save time while responding to the global scale of mobility needs.  

Joëlle Touré

Joëlle Touré

General Delegate at Futura-Mobility

"The think tank encourages sharing and co-innovation among industrial companies."

Next step: aligning mobility with the European climate targets 

The next challenge for Futura-Mobility? The daily effort to create and promote new mobility solutions by 2050, the date by which Europe plans to achieve climate neutrality.