june, 2023

mon26jun(jun 26)08:00fri07jul(jul 7)18:00Summer School - Inclusive MobilityEIT Urban Mobility's master's programmes(june 26) 08:00 - (july 7) 18:00

Event Details

Summer Schools are part of EIT Urban Mobility master’s programmes and take place between the first and second year of the programmes. They consist of a two-week curriculum in two European cities, giving the students yet another opportunity to visit places with critical urban mobility challenges. The students participate in workshops, work in groups to bring innovative solutions to concrete future-oriented business challenges, and attend inspiring conferences held by key stakeholders from industry and research. 

Inclusive Mobility

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).

Dates & Locations

Inclusive Mobility Summer School will take place from June 26 to July 7, 2023, in Ghent (Belgium) and Rennes (France).

June 26 to July 1: Ghent University
July 1: night in Saint Malo
July 2: visit of Mont-Saint-Michel (weekend activity)
July 2 to July 7: University of Rennes 1


Preliminary schedule below:

Contacts & Website

Ghent University

University of Rennes

Website: available soon.


  • EIT Urban Mobility students, please state your preference of Summer School here.
  • External participants, please fill in this form.




June 26 (Monday) 08:00 - July 7 (Friday) 18:00