Innovactory partner in MaaS framework agreement

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The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has selected 24 parties/consortia within a framework agreement to learn how MaaS works in 7 regional MaaS pilots over the next few years. The aim of the MaaS project is that in the future, travelers will plan, book and pay for their trips completely digitally using all means of transport. For example, the shared car, shared bike, (water) cab, bus, metro and train. In order to gain insight into the effects and operation of MaaS, seven pilots were chosen that can be rolled out nationwide. Together with carriers, market parties and governments, experience will be gained. The pilots will start in the regions Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen-Drenthe and Limburg, Utrecht-Leidsche Rijn, Twente and Rotterdam-The Hague.

Innovactory (now Gaiyo) has bid jointly for the Framework Agreement with Monotch, MAPtm and Syndesmo. The strong partnership already has extensive experience in the mobility world and covers various areas; from behavior change projects, consumer services, platform development (including for parking and Talking Traffic), multi-modal traffic management to employer approaches. The combination enables a strong MaaS proposition bringing together the parties’ knowledge, assets and networks.

Director Lucien Groenhuijzen of Innovactory said, “We are very happy with the selection in the framework agreement. Since our foundation, we have been developing and offering smart services to make travel easier, especially for motorists. That is where we see the opportunity in particular to make MaaS successful and be able to scale it up. With the pilots in the Netherlands we are taking a first step in this, after which we can start applying our experiences abroad.”

The total incentive subsidy of a total of 20 million euros is for 2-3 years. The co-financing from the state and region is intended to give private companies a boost in the development of apps, among other things. Tenders for the first pilots in Amsterdam and Rotterdam-The Hague will start in early 2019. The other pilots will follow in the following months.