june, 2024

tue04jun(jun 4)12:00wed05(jun 5)18:00EIT Urban Mobility North Summit 2024Explore, discuss and shape the future of public transport and shared mobility in cities12:00 - 18:00 (5)

Event Details

Taking place on 4-5 June 2024, the EIT Urban Mobility North Summit in Helsinki and Espoo, Finland, will bring together decision-makers, solution providers and thought leaders from across the Nordic and Baltic region to discuss the future of public transport and shared mobility in cities.

As the Nordics pioneer the mainstreaming of environmental and social sustainability within urban mobility policy and practice, the EIT Urban Mobility North Summit explores the trends, challenges, and solutions that will define urban mobility in the coming years – ranging from the role of data analytics in public transport networks to multimodality and last-mile solutions promoting active mobility, from electric and driverless bus fleets and ferries to MaaS and the seamless integration of shared mobility.

By connecting city officials, public transport authorities and operators, shared-mobility companies, researchers, experts and innovators from across the Nordic and Baltic region, the summit will be an exclusive forum to hear from leading innovators, get insights from cutting-edge research, engage in workshops and spark new project ideas and collaborations with peers from across the sector.

Join the EIT Urban Mobility North Summit on 4-5 June 2024 to explore, discuss and shape the future of public transport and shared mobility in cities.

The event is co-hosted by EIT Urban Mobility, Aalto University, City of Helsinki and Forum Virium Helsinki.


Due to limited capacity, this event is invitation-only. However, you can express your interest in participating by sending an email to thomas.delrive@eiturbanmobility.eu.


Tuesday: 12.00-20.00 (Helsinki)
Theme: Trends and challenges

  • 12.00: Lunch
  • 13.30: Keynotes and talks
    • Opening remarks by Daniel Serra, Director of Ecosystem & Stakeholders at EIT Urban Mobility
    • Keynote by Milos Mladenovic, Associate Professor at Aalto University: “Trends and challenges in transforming urban mobility systems centred on public transport”
    • Keynote by Claes Kanold, Leader of Radical Innovations at Ruter: “The future of mobility – A shared autonomous on-demand service”
    • Presentation by Siri von Krogh, Head of Digital Product Development at Kolumbus
    • Interactive Q&A panel
    • Presentation by Leena-Maija Kimari and Niko Setälä, Project Managers at City of Helsinki: “Climate-neutral cities – Helsinki’s action plan for sustainable urban mobility”
  • 16.00: Site visits in Helsinki
  • 18.00: Cocktail dinner

Wednesday: 09.00-18.00 (Espoo)
Theme: Innovations and future solutions

  • 09.00: Keynotes and talks
    • Welcome by Janne Laine, Vice President for Innovation at Aalto University
    • Keynote by Mari Flink, Director of Markets at HSL: “Data integration and customer segmentation – Passenger growth in a post-pandemic world”
    • Presentation by Alexander Høst Frederiksen, Co-founder and VP of Commercial Market Development at Donkey Republic and Member of the Danish Transport Ministry’s Expert Council for Collective Mobility: “Bike-sharing – Enhancing connectivity and reducing pressure on public transport”
    • Solution Talks from EIT Urban Mobility innovation projects and startups
      • Kasper Dam Mikkelsen, Co-founder and Chief Sales Officer of Nabogo
      • Peik Lehtonen, Co-founder of Bout
      • Johan C. Haveland, CEO of Asistobe
    • Knowledge Talks from Aalto University
      • Philine Schiewe, Assistant Professor at Aalto University: “Optimising timetables for public transport – The value of integrating routing decisions”
      • Charalampos Sipetas, Postdoctoral Researcher at Aalto University: “The role of traditional and emerging data sources in advanced multimodal transport networks”
  • 11.00: Workshop (part 1) – Horizon scanning and key phenomena affecting the future of public transport and shared mobility
  • 12.00: Lunch
  • 13.00: Workshop (part 2) – Potential impacts, actions and must-win battles for the future of public transport and shared mobility
  • 15.00: Presentation by Thomas Geier, Policy Advisor at EMTA (European Metropolitan Transport Authorities): “Policy recommendations on public transport from the European Commission’s Expert Group on Urban Mobility”
  • 15.15: Panel discussion and reflections on the future of public transport and shared mobility
    • Elina Bürkland, Country Manager Finland at TIER-Dott
    • Tiina Honkanen, Senior Business Manager at VR Group
    • Adam Laurell, CEO at Mobility Services and representative for Västtrafik
  • 16.00: Networking drinks

Master of ceremony: Anders Bengtsson, Head of Innovation Hub North at EIT Urban Mobility


4 (Tuesday) 12:00 - 5 (Wednesday) 18:00 EET (Helsinki)