Sustainbuilt

The Sustainability in the Built Environment programme is an innovative eight-week learning journey presented by RMIT Europe with RMIT Online. This dynamic initiative is designed to empower individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to drive meaningful change in urban mobility practices.

Learners will spend the first two weeks completing an intensive on the selected specialisation, with the remaining six weeks focused on an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and project aligned with the learner’s chosen specialisation.

By empowering mobility professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle sustainability challenges, promoting economic growth and job opportunities, and fostering inclusivity and professional development, the project is set to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the field of urban mobility and its positive impact on the environment and society.

Spot the Bias

We all want mobility services to work well. However, people have very different mobility needs and movement patterns which are often not taken into account when planning mobility solutions. This is precisely where the Inclusive Mobility Academy comes in. This course imparts the necessary knowledge to enable learners to take the necessary steps to utilise the full potential of their solutions. Our first Spot the Bias course leads the way towards more inclusive and successful solutions.

The Spot the Bias course puts the research findings into practice and enables a wide range of perspectives to make solutions usable for different target groups. Because for a successful mobility transition, everyone needs to be involved!

Within the course participants will learn which factors shape movement patterns and mobility behaviour and the potential of inclusive and needs-orientated mobility solutions. Additionally, they will discover concrete options for action to overcome existing gender gaps and biases in their mobility solution through an application-oriented approach with access to many best and worst practice examples.

MobilityLead

The EIT Urban Mobility Leadership Programme aspires to be an agent of change in urban mobility by transforming the leadership landscape. It seeks to foster the growth of high-potential leaders within the public sector, equipping them with the skills and perspective to effectively manage and innovate in an increasingly complex landscape.

Emerging leaders, nominated by city mayors (or senior officials depending on the city scale) in cities selected by EIT Urban Mobility, will undertake a six-month development journey.

Each cohort will comprise 8-10 emerging leaders from the public sector (cities and public transport authorities).

DigitMob

The ‘Digitalizing Mobility: Practices, Trends, Solutions’ professional course aims to equip industry stakeholders, such as public transport operators, city entities, policy makers, NGOs and mobility companies, with the insights and understandings required to address the challenges of information communication technologies (ICT) and digitalisation in the transport industry with a cutting edge, innovative mindset. The course aims to foster innovation and new mindsets within industry that will help transport providers and policy makers transition to more sustainable models of transport through digitalisation. The course will offer problem-based training and teaching, providing real-world context from experts in the field, and hands-on experience in individual projects. This framework aims to cultivate creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and an “outside-the-box” lens when addressing the mobility challenges associated with ICT in the transport industry. The main objective of the course is to close the knowledge gap while also promoting effective policies and behavioural change.

The blended format of the course combines online and in-person elements, offering in-depth learning with opportunities for networking and an exchange of ideas. The individual project work stimulates higher engagement through participation and offers a better learning experience, while also creating a significant marketing appeal: the chance to develop their own project, shaped around their own interests, challenges and opportunities for their organisations and cities.

LEZ Courses

Low Emission Zones (LEZs) significantly reduce accidents, pollution, and other negative externalities derived from urban traffic. Moreover, the implementation of LEZs has been mandated by the Climate Change and Energy Transition Law in Spain in 2023.

This project is related to a face-to-face course originally launched in 2021 and scaled in 2022. The aim of the first edition of this course was to provide attendees with the technical knowledge needed to deploy LEZs in municipalities near Barcelona, by learning about existing technologies in the field. In 2021 the course began with an introductory workshop, followed by three face-to-face sessions. It was deemed a success for the target audience, municipalities’ technical staff. Based on the lessons learned from these previous experiences, the third edition is intended to also scale the concept internationally, readapting the course to the Portuguese needs.

RealEstate MOOC

RMIT Europe and EIT Urban Mobility offer an innovative real estate and urban mobility massive open online course (MOOC), hosted on online learning platform FutureLearn. The course is tailored for professionals from city authorities, public institutions, companies, and NGOs looking to enhance their expertise in urban mobility.

Real estate and urban mobility play a crucial role in shaping social aspects, such as public health, social equity, and community cohesion. The course will address these dimensions, empowering professionals to develop solutions thatpromote accessibility, safety, and inclusivity in urban areas. Learners will explore topics like real estate development, public transportation, and community engagement, understanding the profound social benefits of well-designed urban mobility systems.

Participants will explore the essential elements that contribute to real estate and urban mobility and gain an understanding of the key factors that contribute to fostering efficient and inclusive urban transportation systems, including infrastructure, connectivity, accessibility, and land use planning.

Through active learning and practical application, learners will engage in interactive activities, analyse real-life case studies, and gain insights from expert interviews, enabling them to apply their knowledge effectively. This course aims to equip professionals with the necessary skills to drive positive changes in real estate and urban mobility practices

This fully online asynchronous and self-directed course aims to provide a well-balanced and engaging learning experience for learners.

Walkability SOC

RMIT Europe and EIT Urban Mobility offer an innovative walkability short online course (SOC), hosted on online learning platform FutureLearn. The course is specifically designed for professionals from city authorities, public institutions, companies, and NGOs seeking to advance their knowledge in urban mobility. The course will address the challenges faced by cities in developing walkable environments, including inadequate infrastructure, safety concerns, urban sprawl, and the prioritisation of motorised transportation. Through the examination of successful examples of walkable cities and neighbourhoods from around the world, learners will have the opportunity to analyse case studies and derive effective strategies for promoting and enhancing walkability in diverse urban contexts. Participants will delve into the crucial aspects contributing to the development of walkable cities, including infrastructure, connectivity, safety, and accessibility. The course emphasises the numerous benefits associated with walkability, ranging from improved public health, to reduced congestion, and enhanced sustainability.

To add depth and credibility, the course will feature video interviews with subject matter experts and industry professionals, providing diverse perspectives and valuable insights. Following the Competence Hub’s freemium model, learners will have access to core content for free, with the option to avail premium services, such as certification, for additional benefits.

Urban Mobility Summer School

From 26 June to 7 July, 2023 the Urban Mobility Summer School was held in both Belgium and France.  The two  adjacent countries hosted  students of the EIT Urban Mobility Master School, as well as external participants, at  Ghent University and the University of Rennes 1 for two weeks. Through an intensive Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) training, participants identified  challenges related to inclusion in intermodal mobility and designed innovative solutions to improve not only physical accessibility, but also information accessibility and affordability. In the first week, participants at Ghent University addressed inclusion mobility challenges provided by planning agencies, academic experts, industry partners and vulnerable end users. In the second week, at the University of Rennes 1, students designed potential business models through market and segment analysis, financial forecast technology, and Intellectual Property issues. The Urban Mobility Summer School  counted on key actors within  the consortium. These partners include, but are not limited to:  ID4MOBILITY (previously known as ID4CAR), a major player in French urban mobility; the Rennes Metropole; Keolis, Rennes’ public transport management  company; De Lijn, Flanders’  public transport operator; and the City of Ghent.

EIT Urban Mobility Summer School  aimed 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; and offering all citizens access to a new generation of clean, safe, affordable, and equitable travel options while reducing private car use (and ownership).

Innov4Mobility

Even though innovation in urban mobility in Europe has grown in the most recent years, driven by a growing emphasis on sustainability, real challenges persist in this scenario. Thus, European and Portuguese cities offer fertile ground for innovation and entrepreneurship in the urban mobility sector.


In this context, the EIT Urban Mobility Innov4Mobility Winter School is an immersive and dynamic learning experience that empowers students to tackle the pressing challenges of urban mobility through an entrepreneurial lens. With a focus on urban mobility, our Winter School will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the complexities and opportunities within this rapidly evolving field. Through a challenge-based approach, students engage in hands-on learning, applying entrepreneurial principles to identify, analyse, and propose innovative solutions to real-world urban mobility issues faced by European cities today.


This school will be held in person in Aveiro (Portugal), from the 12th to the 16th of February 2024.
Aveiro, an European Rising Innovative city and the third most innovative district in Portugal, offers an entrepreneurial spirit. We aim to leverage this mindset to revolutionise mobility locally, nationally, and across Europe.

EXCEL

EXCEL Winter School offers a transformative journey in sustainable urban mobility and bridges the knowledge gap by empowering students to shape the future of transportation. Through immersive experiences, participants will learn to understand innovation and entrepreneurship in urban mobility and develop solutions with experts and stakeholders. Additionally, participants unlock EIT Urban Mobility Master School opportunities which inspires further education. Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, students will create impactful ventures, gain insights from industry leaders, explore cutting-edge technology, and engage with local mobility ecosystems.


In Malta, the Malta College of Arts, Science, and Technology and PAF (Project Aegle Foundation) will collaborate with Transport Malta, Gozo Regional Development Authority, and industry stakeholders such as Malta Innovation Forum, Accelerate (A8 – Venture Thrive), Malta Chamber of Commerce and Gozo Chamber of Commerce.


In Bulgaria, Cleantech Bulgaria will join forces with Sofia Urban Mobility Centre, Sofia Municipality, the Electric Vehicles Industrial Cluster, and several universities.

WINSCOOL

The Winter’s Cool project aims to empower bachelor students from RIS countries – countries and regions classified as emerging or moderate innovators according to the European Innovation Scoreboard – by cultivating their expertise in entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability, thus preparing them to navigate evolving technologies and business models. The project facilitates collaboration, breaks down barriers between RIS and non-RIS countries and fosters knowledge exchange, cooperation and innovation, all while empowering local initiatives. Additionally, project further advances societal objectives, including improved urban life quality, climate adaptation, job creation, and urban mobility sector growth.

By bridging gaps between RIS and non-RIS regions, the project will result in more robust applications from these regions to the EIT Urban Mobility Master School, forging innovative connections and promoting local initiatives.

The Winter’s Cool project unites innovation, education, and business to catalyse sustainable urban mobility solutions. Nurturing entrepreneurship and sharing best practices opens doors for potential startups, amplifying EIT Urban Mobility’s impact and contributing to a more mobile and sustainable future.

MASTERCOM

As companies aim to be increasingly sustainable, more sustainable commuting needs to become more widespread and adopted. With daily commuting patterns accounting for 25% of CO2 emissions in Europe, cities and companies are making the transition to include travel as a mandatory metric for their sustainably strategies.

MASTERCOM training programme has been created to help ease this transition, enabling professionals to design their company’s travel plans. The programme has been developed to equip professionals in roles like human resources, sustainability, or corporate responsibility; with the necessary knowledge to understand the mobility ecosystem. The tools participants gain will allow them to develop, manage, communicate, and implement effective sustainable travel plans for their company.

MASTERCOM offers flexible scheduling options and self-paced learning opportunities as well as confidential environments for active exchange and networking. Therefore, the programme comprises a varied blended format consisting of a 4-module online course, live digital sessions and a final on-site event where participants interact directly with experts and participants from distinct contexts and cultures.

Combining engaging content, interactive learning activities, real-world case studies and individualised guidance, MASTERCOM stands apart from other trainings as it prioritises hands-on experience; combining engaging content, interactive learning activities, individualised guidance, and the application of theory to real-world case studies. Participants will receive access to a toolkit, leaving them with confidence in their ability to plan and execute successful business travel.