6 - 19 April

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How might we improve sustainable mobility after covid-19?

This is the challenge of the MUV Datathon, an event open to developers, data scientists, designers and whoever possess the knowledge to leverage data and develop ideas, insights and novel services for the sustainable mobility of the future.

The MUV datasets (together with many other open datasets) will be the starting points to work on and start this reflection.

The event is free, entirely online and open to individuals or teams.

The Datathon, organized by MUV Consortium, represents the last event of the participatory and co-design activities that have involved communities of citizens and mobility stakeholders, in more than 12 countries, with the goal to find ways to foster better mobility behaviours, gather personal sustainable data to ideate greener solutions and push better urban policies.

At this point of the project the last thing we could have thought of was that a global pandemia would have turned (temporarily) everything upside-down. But in this historic moment on earth where the best mobility choice is "don't move", how this experience is going to impact urban mobility in the future when the global crisis will be over?

MUV dataset about sustainable mobility in 21 cities around the world can help to better address this question (and help you trigger new ones).

If you haven't download the app yet (shame on you!) you can fix it here

What's MUV?

MUV is an innovation project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, which aims to encourage citizens to adopt more sustainable mobility behaviour and, at the same time, help decision makers to co-design and plan urban policies centred on people (and not cars).

If you would like to learn more about the project please find them here


The challenge calls for the design of data analytic tools, data visualization, apps and services using MUV datasets. The data provided shall be linked and enriched with other open datasets or service APIs deemed relevant.

The challenge is open to all ideas aiming at easing information sharing and data collection between citizens, city users, and local decision makers; stimulating more sustainable behaviours among citizens; providing effective tools for local business activities; supplying public administrations with innovative monitoring systems.

March 16th - April 12th

Team registration

April 5th

Access to dataset and documentation

6 - 19 April

Online Dathaton

16 - 18 April

MUV learning sessions

Go to webinars
20 - 26 April

Jury's evaluation of the proposals

April 28th

Winners announcement



A prize worth 1000€ will be awarded to the team that will be most voted by the jury of experts.

1st prize 1000€

2nd prize 500€


Giuseppe Colistra

Giuseppe is an engineer with a background in IoT, Smart Mobility and Smart Cities. I got a PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering. He's founder and CEO of GreenShare SRL which designs and develops ICT solutions for smart and sustainable mobility. He holds a curriculum strongly oriented to implement R&D projects, business strategies and strategic direction. Always watchful to the tech and social innovation that could enhance our world. Also a rugby addicted!

Luca Studer

Luca is a researcher and professor of Circulation and Road Safety at the Politecnico di Milano. Since 2006 he has been in charge of the Mobility and Transport Laboratory and coordinator of several projects of national and European relevance in the field of mobility. Among the most active MUVers in the city of Milan, he is also one of the first ambassadors of the project. Curious and interested in the hidden potential behind the collected mobility data, he is curious to discover the innovative practices that will emerge during this datathon!

Joran Van Daele

Joran is a dedicated Open Data Manager for the City of Ghent with a successful track record of using city data for open innovation. Through projects, such as PoliVisu and MUV, and events, Joran helps to maximize the potential of open data in Ghent and make its possibilities known to as many people as possible. As organizer of the annual Apps For Ghent hackathon and the open data portal for Ghent, Joran is committed to exploiting the interface between data science and social good.

Andrea Vesco

Andrea holds is an M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer and System Engineering. In 2010, he joined the Networking Lab at the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB). Today, he is with the LINKS Foundation a non-profit institution promoting, conducting and strengthening innovation, research processes and the technology transfer. His research effort is currently spent on digital transformation and cybersecurity applied to Internet of Thing (IoT) networks and connected, critical Infrastructures.

Josep Escrig

Dr. Josep Escrig is the Director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence research area of I2CAT. He is an Industrial Engineer and MEng in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency by the University Jaume I (Spain); MEng in Mechanical Engineering by the INSA Toulouse (France) and PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering by the University of Nottingham (UK). He did research and consultancy in AI for manufacturing industry at the UoN (Innovate UK program).

Francesco Ferrero

Pragmatic and hands-on innovator with entrepreneurial approach. Demonstrated ability to imagine, build and execute applied research & innovation projects in the ICT domain, especially in the transport, logistics and Smart Cities sector. Editor of an international Handbook of Research on Smart Cities. Research management experience, with special focus on technological and process innovation in an international environment. Multi-year experience in the field of grassroots policy with specific focus on EU policy matters.