Rennes-Ghent Summer School 2023

Summer School 2023
01 January 2023 → 31 December 2023
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Urban and regional design
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Project description

The Inclusive Mobility Summer School will be held in Belgium and France, where EIT Urban Mobility students and external participants will attend Ghent University (UGent) and the University of Rennes 1 (UR1).

Through intensive Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) training, participants will identify challenges related to inclusion in intermodal mobility and design innovative solutions to improve not only physical accessibility but also affordability and accessible information. In the first week at UGent, participants will address inclusion mobility challenges provided by planning agencies, academic experts, industry partners, and vulnerable end users. In the second week at UR1, students will design potential business models, specifically through market and segment analysis, financial forecast technology, and I.P. issues.

The Summer School relies on key actors related to the consortium partners.
Among the organizations already collaborating with the consortium are:

    ID4CAR, the French hub in the field of urban mobility;
    the Rennes Metropole;
    Keolis, the company that manages the public transport in Rennes;
    De Lijn, the public transport operator for the Flanders region in Belgium;
    the City of Ghent.

Among the start-ups providing case studies from Rennes and Ghent ecosystems are Nielsen Concept, Okeenea, Hoop, Obuu, Poomba, Flit2go, Mpact, and Fietsambassade Gent.

Fully aligned with the Urban Mobility Challenge Area, called “Mobility for All”, and with the Strategic Objective named “Deploy and scale green, safe, and inclusive mobility solutions for people and goods”, our the Inclusive Mobility Summer School aims to ensure the fundamental right of mobility for all by:
– fostering the deployment of novel mobility solutions designed around people’s needs and more respectful of the environment;
– offering all citizens access to a new generation of clean, safe, affordable, and equitable travel options while reducing private car use (and ownership).