Empowering individuals to become digital leaders with our new specialisation on Digital Transformation!

In today’s landscape, every industry, both in the public and private sectors, is rapidly “going digital”. Yet, the demand for employees with digital skills far exceeds the supply. The ERASMUS+ project Managing Digital Transformation Academy (MDTA) was conceived to respond to this pressing need.

The objective of MDTA project is to offer a programme tailored for both students and professionals. It encompasses six specialisations, strategically addressing the essential components of the “leadership skills triangle”: technology, business/commerce, and leadership. The final goal is to empower individuals to become digital leaders capable of driving and facilitating successful digital transformation. 

Today, we are pleased to introduce our newest initiative, the specialisation “Digital Transformation: A Changing Society”, composed by three MOOCs open now to registration.

This programme not only bridges the skills gap but also provides a unique solution to several essential requirements in today’s digital landscape by preparing professionals capable of formulating and executing strategies that address digital transformation challenges effectively. 

EIT Urban Mobility Academy Participation 

At the EIT Urban Mobility Academy, we are deeply committed to the critical needs and priorities of urban mobility, and digital transformation is a defining force today, reshaping industries and markets. By joining this project, we aimed to contribute to the development of a programme that would equip individuals and organisations with the tools and knowledge to navigate the digital technologies’ impact on urban mobility. 

Our participation also facilitated valuable collaborations with other prominent European institutions. These partnerships have further solidified our mission to enhance skills in individuals and organisations and expand our collective impact. The participant institutions were: 

  • University of Twente (The Netherlands)   
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)  
  • University of Applied Science Saxion (The Netherlands)  
  • ACEEU (Germany)  
  • Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)  
  • Fachhochschule Munster (Germany)  
  • EIT Urban Mobility (Spain) 

Moreover, this initiative aligns with our objective to create engaging learning solutions in urban mobility. This specialisation allowed us to gain expertise by creating engaging digital learning experiences that align with one of our core missions. It’s an exciting opportunity to foster innovation and ensure that professionals are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in this digital era. 

Martin Vendel, EIT Urban Mobility Academy Director, with Miguel de Castro Neto, Associate Professor at NOVA Information Management School. 

The content of the specialisation:  “Digital Transformation: A Changing Society”  

The specialisation created by the EIT Urban Mobility Academy is a journey through the digital landscape and its profound impact on our society via three interconnected MOOCs. From understanding the historical factors that drive technological success and predicting future trends to mastering scenario planning, and the intricacies of business roles and partnerships in a digital environment, this specialisation offers a holistic exploration of digital transformation. By the end of this program, participants will have the capacity to drive innovation and make informed decisions in the urban mobility landscape. 

Learn more about our project here. 

You can register to the specialisation here.

If you have any questions, contact us: lorena.henriquez@eiturbanmobility.eu 

FURNISH is calling for digitally fabricated urban elements adapting public spaces to COVID-19!

FURNISH is organising an open call to select 4 teams throughout Europe which will digitally fabricate and deploy urban elements for the purpose of adapting temporary public spaces to meet the new challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 crisis.

FURNISH aims to merge the challenge of gaining more public space through ‘tactical urbanism’, which can reconfigure a street to expand the area for pedestrians and leisure, with local digital manufacturing. The call is open to Fab Labs, research groups, designers or makers able to produce rapid solutions to the urgent spatial problems and opportunities posed by the novel coronavirus. Interested teams must submit their qualifications until 25 September, along with evidence of having sought a letter of support from an institution (e.g. municipality, cultural centre, university, etc.).

The objective is to develop the designs and prototypes in collaborative workshops featuring all the selected FURNISH teams. Therefore it is not necessary to have a design prepared to apply. Pilot installations will be installed and tested by December. Each selected team will receive € 10.000€ to fund the fabrication and implementation of their prototypes. All designs developed under the FURNISH project will be documented in an open-source format, enabling replication anywhere in the world.

This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable.