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Re.Invent Air Mobility

Re.Invent Air Mobility

  • Under Implementation

Unlocking the Potential of the Urban Sky

Choose Paris Region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group are teaming up to think ahead and set in motion the safe, sustainable, and state-of-the-art integration of Urban Air Mobility in Paris Region.

We are seeking the creative minds and the right partners to help us structure the local ecosystem in order to facilitate the development of Urban Air Mobility and accelerate the maturity of both the ecosystem and the regulatory framework.

Fast-Forward to 2030...

There will be more than forty megacities spread throughout the globe. In this context of increasingly networked and connected cities, mobility is a key element in achieving a resilient, livable city capable of connecting people to their destinations in the swiftest, safest and most sustainable way.

Fast Forward to 2030…

There will be more than forty megacities spread throughout the globe. In this context of increasingly networked and connected cities, mobility is a key element in achieving a resilient, livable city capable of connecting people to their destinations in the swiftest, safest and most sustainable way.

Be Part of the Disruption

With the advances in electric propulsion, avionics, autonomous flight technology, artificial intelligence and 5G communication networks, Urban Air Mobility has the potential to ensure a breakthrough in urban mobility.

 

Re.Invent Air Mobility is a great opportunity for the Paris Region, the public authorities, the private sector and the research labs to come together and address the inherently complex challenges of integrating and scaling-up Urban Air Mobility in the Paris Region.

Look up for the future of transportation

Your Playground at a Glance

40M

Daily trips
in the Paris Region

12M

Inhabitants & 50M
tourists in 2019

#1

Tech & Business
Hub in Europe

€4B+

Value of the French smart mobility market

Application Categories

Vehicle Development

Vehicle Development

Aircrafts, aircraft and avionics equipment technologies, battery technologies, and composite materials

 

Ground Infrastructure

Ground Infrastructure

Vertiports planning & design, energy charging & infrastructure, passenger security, maintenance & repair

Airspace Integration

Airspace Integration

Cybersecurity, unmanned traffic management, Communications Navigation Surveillance systems, routing & scheduling

Operations

Operations

Digital platforms for operators and end users, intermodality with other mobility services, fleet management and air operations, communication networks

Public Acceptance

Public Acceptance

Noise and acoustic measurement, end-to-end carbon footprint, socio-economic impact, inclusion and community engagement, demand modeling

Show the world your solution
at the 2024 Olympics

What’s in It For You

If your company is selected, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Experiment with your solution in a sandbox setup, a real-life and secured environment on one of Groupe ADP's airfields in the Paris Region,

  • Connect and partner with all stakeholders in the ecosystem to build the future of urban air mobility,

  • Access one of the future largest smart mobility markets in Europe and take part in the discussions with urban air mobility regulators,

  • Showcase during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games (if the implementation is successful),

  • Gain operational support for international expansion,

  • Unlock funding via French and European calls for applications.

What’s in It For You

If your company is selected, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Experiment with your solution in a sandbox setup, a real-life and secured environment on one of Groupe ADP's airfields in the Paris Region,

  • Connect and partner with all stakeholders in the ecosystem to build the future of urban air mobility,

  • Access one of the future largest smart mobility markets in Europe and take part in the discussions with urban air mobility regulators,

  • Showcase during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games (if the implementation is successful),

  • Gain operational support for international expansion,

  • Unlock funding via French and European calls for applications.

You Should Apply If

You Are

Capable of self-financing your development in relation to the proposed framework and selected thematic, in the form of products, services or processes that are groundbreaking, in order to catalyze the development of urban air mobility.

You Have

The ability to bring knowledge and expertise into the selected thematic.
Differentiated innovative solutions, in the form of products, services, or processes, in order to catalyze the development of urban air mobility.

You Can

Demonstrate your solution or expertise in the next 2 years.

Milestones

Sep. 30, 2020

Applications
open

Nov. 13, 2020

Applications close

 

Dec. 18, 2020

Winners announced

 

2021 to 2024

Sandbox experiments

 

Jul-Aug 2024

Olympics Showcase

2024 to 2030

Project scale-up

 
Apply before March 26, 2021

Meet the Winners!

The winners chosen by the jury for the five categories are:

For Vehicle development:
  • Airbus (France): aircraft manufacturer;
  • Ascendance Flight Technologies (France): Hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft manufacturer;
  • Ehang (China): passenger electric VTOL manufacturer;
  • H3 Dynamics (Singapore): manufacturer and ultralight hydrogen electric systems developer;
  • Pipistrel (Slovenia): electric aircraft and logistics VTOL manufacturer;
  • Safran Electronics & Defense (France): manufacturer of the Patroller VTOL and optronics, avionics, electronics systems and critical software provider for civil and military applications;
  • Volocopter (Germany): manufacturer of the VoloCity electric VTOL;
  • Vertical Aerospace (United Kingdom): manufacturer of the VA-1X eVTOL;
  • Zipline (USA): logistics drone operator and manufacturer.

For Operations:
  • Air France (France): expected contribution in several areas, especially in aircraft maintenance and repair;
  • CAE (Canada): aviation training and simulation solutions provider;
  • Dassault Falcon Services (France): subsidiary of Dassault Aviation specialized in maintenance operations and other services for business aviation;
  • ESTACA (France): engineering school specialized in mobility and aeronautical techniques, including aircraft maintenance;
  • Helifirst (France): airline specialized in business aviation with helicopters;
  • Helipass (France): on-demand helicopter flight reservation platform.

For Urban Infrastructure:
  • Green Motion (Switzerland): charging systems designer and provider for electric vehicles;
  • IDEMIA I&S (France): specialist in digital security, biometrics and identification-authentication solutions;
  • Leosphere (France): Lidar equipment provider allowing remote sensing and precise weather forecasts;
  • Skyports (United Kingdom): vertiport designer & operator and logistics VTOL operator.

For Airspace integration:
  • Cergy University and ESSEC (France): university and school consortium, gathering 25 000 students, including the first junior company in Europe;
  • ENAC (France): engineering school specialized in civil aviation;
  • Internest (France): positioning systems allowing autonomous landing in complex environments;
  • M3 Systems (Belgium): high performance on-board geo-tracking applications developer;
  • Thales SIX (France): on-board anti-collision systems developer.

For Public Acceptance:
  • Bruitparif (France): noise environment technical assessment center in the Ile-de-France region;
  • Ecole Polytechnique (France): engineering school with an Executive Master's specializing on technological innovation and new business models;
  • Envirosuite (Australia): real-time and localized data collection technologies provider allowing industries to improve their environmental performance;
  • UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation studies, NEXTOR (USA): research university center in transport and new mobility;
  • ONERA (France): public research center in the aviation, space and defense industries;
  • Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (Netherlands): aviation expertise, consulting and research center.

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