Innovative City Convention 2013
Nice·18 & 19 juin 2013
Présentation de Carlo MOL
- Etudes: Directeur du Programme, Proeftuin Elektrische Voertuigen du Gouvernement Flamand, Belgique / Program Office Manager for the Flemish Living Lab Electric Vehicles
- Carlo MOL
Carlo Mol graduated as engineer on electricity-electronics in 1991.
He has always been active in different research institutes in Belgium (Sirris, Flanders’ DRIVE and VITO), respectively as a technological advisor, account manager and project developer. Setting up new projects and making “the bridge” between research and industry has always been the main driver. Innovations in e-mobility is his main interest by looking at this domain from a broad perspective : electric vehicles, new mobility concepts, smart grids and smart cities.
He worked for 7 years in the Flemish Competence Centre for the vehicle industry, supporting the local OEM’s and supplier in their innovation process toward new innovative products. One of the main research topics was clean powertrains.
Since 2009, he started working at VITO as project developer on smart grids and e-mobility. Within this function he has been working in different national, European and international projects on e-mobility like in e.g. :
- Smart Grids Flanders Platform : as thematical group coordinator “Grid Connected Vehicles”
- EIT KIC InnoEnergy : as project coordinator of the project EVCITY “Business & service models to support the roll-out of electric vehicles in cities”
- ENEVATE : European Network of Electric Vehicles and Transferring Expertise
- IEA IA Hybrid and Electric Vehicles : as ExCo representative for Belgium and as Operating Agent of Task XII on “heavy-duty hybrid vehicles”
Since September 2011 he became the coordinator of the Programme Office for the Flemish Living Lab Electric Vehicles.
- The Flemish government launched this Living Lab Electric Vehicles program to facilitate and accelerate the innovation and adoption of electric vehicles in the Flemish region.
- A call for proposals was launched with the aim of setting up a structured real-life environment in which EV-related innovations can be tested by representative end users in their own living and working environments.
- Five different platforms were approved in 2011 with a total funding of €16.25 million. Investments will be made in more than 600 electric vehicles and 600 charging points.
- In total, more than 70 companies, organizations, and research partners are working together.
For the next 3 years, he will be responsible to follow-up and support the activities within the “Flemish Living Lab Electric Vehicles” and will be a first point-of-contact for other interested stakeholders.
Other ongoing activities :
- Member of Steering group for the Belgian “National Masterplan for Electric Mobility”
- Co-chair of the Green eMotion “External Stakeholder Forum”