A strong foothold in the French mobility ecosystem drives business development
Partnerships are a foundational part of the innovation cycle at Nokia Bell Labs. The collaborations take on different forms and with different partners: from startups to industrial partners, public authorities or research/entrepreneurship driven organizations, we push collectively for new innovative solutions and develop new expertise for Bell Labs and its trusted partners.
The motivations and the objectives for engaging in any collaborations and partnerships are consistently the same:
- Identify and solve the difficult technical challenges facing tomorrow and beyond
- Co-create to build innovative solutions that address real-world problems
- Validate and test solutions in live partner or customer environments
- Bridge the maturity gap between lab research and proof of concept and customer trials
- Drive industry thought leadership and position Nokia as a trusted partner
The NBL Global Innovation Ecosystem and Partnerships team in France is managed to co-create a national and global mobility ecosystem that includes tier 1 and 2 carriers, industrial, technology, academic and consulting partners. Its focus is innovative real time technologies that help governments, cities and service providers optimize mobility efficiently and sustainably.
We are grateful for our existing network of partners, and are looking forward to developing new partnerships to create value for society at large.
Mobility Ecosystem partnership
The steady increase of traffic in urban areas has created significant socio/economic/ecological/safety challenges:
In many suburban areas, heavy traffic congestion and saturated public transportation are notable challenges. This leads to an increase in pollution and has a direct impact on the quality of life for citizens, students and employees, as well as on the attractiveness of the territory. Local Transportation Authorities want to solve these problems but lack the technological tools & the live-precise data to take make informed decisions and evaluate them. The rise of multiple private mobility players has also diminished their influence channel, causing a loss of control over meeting citizen’s needs.
These challenges call for more automation, a process well developed in railways but less so in urban and road environments because of the need for digital transformation.
Several experiments have been conducted to address these pressing challenges in mobile services.