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Climate-KIC course: Future of Transport - How do we deal with it?

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

About the course

This course is led by Trivector, but supported by Climate-KIC.

This course will be about how to manage the introduction of transport innovations from a public authority perspective. What mechanisms exist to test innovation, how can we evaluate the benefits of something that hasn’t been implemented yet, and what can public authorities do to support private companies in developing their innovations? This focuses very much on issues of governance and policy and understanding the role of the local authority in leading development in the right direction.

When and where?

The course takes part during two occasions at two different locations, one in the Netherlands (Amsterdam and Eindhoven) and one in Sweden (Lund), including lectures, workshops and study visits. The participants should attend both sessions to get the most out of the course and the specific workshop format. However, it is possible that two persons from one organization could go to one session each.

17th of September, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18th of September, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


22th of October, Lund, Sweden
23th of October, Lund, Sweden

Target group

Participants are expected to be people who are involved in implementation of transport systems and in the strategic thinking around future transport systems. This includes:

  • Public authority representatives (local, regional and national levels), particularly strategic planners, innovation managers, digitalization strategists, experts in innovative mobility systems etc.
  • Consultants who work in transport planning and strategy and who work closely with public authorities but also for other clients. Transport consultants can build their knowledge to better provide for their clients.
  • Researchers working in the fields of transport governance, transport innovation, change management.


Our employees Anna Clark and Malin Mårtensson are running the course and others will participate as lecturers.


Welcome to register!

More information and registration on Climate KIC:s website >>


Session 1

Day 1 - 17th of September, 08:30-16:30 in Amsterdam, NL

Common understanding

  • Introduction - Setting the scene 
    Getting common definitions of the Future of Transport 
  • Common understanding 
    Understanding the importance of transport planning for climate action
  • Climate-change and transport
  • Basics of decision making in complexity 
    How to see the big picture and make long term decisions in an uncertain future?
  • Workshop I, trends 
    Making sense of long term signals amidst complexity

Day 2 - 18th of September, 09:00-17:00 in Eindhoven, NL

How to take better informed decisions

  • Site visit at Brainport: Living labs and co-creation 
    The role of Public authority
  • Tools to regulate innovations
    How to steer to follow societal goals
  • Lecture: Tools to understand impacts of autonomous vehicles
    How to steer to follow societal goals

Session 2

Day 3 - 22nd of October, 09:00-17:00 in Lund, SWE

How to handle conflict of goals

  • Setting the scene
    Understanding systems perspective
  • Lecture: policy conflicts
  • Learning from own challenges
    Putting your own situation into perspective
  • Workshop II, planning: Designing a future transport system (Continuation of WS 1)

Day 4 - 23rd of October, 08:00-16:30 in Copenhagen, DK

Bringing it all together

  • Site visit and field work 
    Co-creation within transport planning
  • Workshop: Bring it all together
    How to make use of the course
  • Mapping your toolkit


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