During the last months, MEISTER partners have organised local workshops in Berlin, Gothenburg and Malaga in order to better define the business models and solutions that will be demonstrated in those respective cities.
The 23rd and 24th of January, Spanish MEISTER partners met in Málaga in order to work on the definition of the business models and solutions that will be implemented in the Málaga pilot site: e-Car Sharing in Municipal Fleet, City e-Logistics for Ultra-Low Emissions Hubs, Smart Park + Charge, and Smart Charging.
This two-day visit allowed ETRA, Novadays and the Málaga City Council to discuss in detail the 4 business models mentioned above and to make a complete diagnosis of the current situation of Málaga and the needs of the city, its stakeholders and its citizens.
In this sense, a workshop was organized with logistics companies, public entities and commerce sector representatives, in which more than 20 participants were able to discuss and highlight their needs, requirements and objectives in relation to the electrification of logistics activities and how to achieve a cleaner and less congested operation.
Participants, such as SEUR or ADISABES, shared and exposed the existing barriers and the challenges faced in their daily operation, and they agreed on the fact that collaboration between the different public and private entities is the only way to achieve an effective and sustainable design and implementation of solutions.
During January and beginning of February the project partners of the Berlin pilot site met three times in order to discuss the business models and use cases to be applied in the city such as E-Carsharing as a Housing Service, Smart Park & Charge as well as Smart Charging.
In the first full-day workshop held in VMZ premises on the 11th of January, the Berlin-based partners Gewobag, IKEM, E.ON and VMZ Berlin as well as representatives of the city administration discussed the business models of E-Carsharing as a Housing Service and Smart Park & Charge to define what measures and solutions will be implemented and tested during the project´s piloting phase. These two business models and the needed technical solutions will be primarily implemented in the residential area called WATERKANT which is currently developed and built by Gewobag in the west of Berlin.
On the 25th of January E.ON invited the Berlin partners to a second workshop in order to talk about the business model of Smart Charging. The main questions discussed were which smart charging solutions will be locally available in the pilot site and how the will be connected to the other MEISTER business models and integrated in MEISTER services and applications. In a third full-day workshop in the offices of Gewobag on the 14th of February the Berlin partners wrapped up the discussions on the three business models from the previous workshops and agreed on the next steps towards the specification of the technical and administrative measures and solutions.