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Responsible Innovation for Smart Public Transport

Responsible Innovation for Smart Public Transport

Written by Nina Peitler | Reviewed by Angelo Spörk

Created on: 12 Aug 2021 | Updated on: 21 Sep 2021

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

On September 6th, a Online Workshop on "Responsible Innovation for Smart Public Transport" was held by ISINNOVA (IT), De Montfort University (UK), WU Vienna (AT) and Siemens (DE).

Smart public transport is essential to meet the challenges of urbanization. 50% of the world’s population live in urban areas and this number is expected to increase to 70% by 2050. In order to prepare for new digital ecosystems correctly, smart public transport will require responsible innovation of many stakeholders from different industries.

Watch this workshop here and …

  • Gain insights into applications of responsible innovation in smart public transport
  • Learn about the benefits that arise from applying principles of responsible innovation in smart public transport
  • Listen to the learnings of using responsible innovation in smart homes & health which are also relevant for Smart Public Transport

Agenda of the Workshop

Responsible Innovation Principles and Business Case

André Martinuzzi (WU Vienna) is Founding Director of the Institute for Managing Sustainability and Coordinator of the LIVING INNOVATION project. He is currently developing a series of policy briefs on responsible innovation, as well as organizing a series of virtual “innovation corners”. At the workshop he explained the background and basics of responsible innovation and presented the business case for responsible innovation.

Health Responsible Innovation in Smart Public Transport

Carlo Sessa is Research Director at ISINNOVA. He has extensive experience in coordinating EU research projects, particularly in the fields of transport, energy, environment, and urban governance. Carlo is passionate about bringing together industry experts and citizens to discuss future scenarios and challenges, with a view to increasing public awareness of science and technology, and he leads several participatory projects to this end. In the workshop Carlo Sessa talked about potential future applications of responsible innovation principles in smart public transport and particularly autonomous vehicles.

Responsible Innovation for Smart Mobility

Klaus-Peter Wegge is head of the Siemens Accessibility Competence Center. In the frame of the LIVING INNOVATION project, he and his team designed and implemented a series of co-creation workshops for, and with older persons and persons with disabilities, identifying functional requirements and services for smart applications supporting their mobility. The workshop findings are being transferred to a DIN norm which is planned to be published at the end 2021. At the workshop Klaus-Peter Wegge and Bianca Laue (Siemens) presented their experience with developing interactions with mobility impaired people and the development of a public transport app that assists with catching public transport in their city.

An interactive discussion was facilitated by Catherine Flick (De Montfort University), who designed and implemented a series of co-creation workshops for, and with, families from lower socio-economic groups in Leicester (United Kingdom). Based on the vast experiences, she is currently preparing a toolbox for co-creating with economically deprived people.

In the workshop a discussions about sustainability and transport and how to work with hard-to-reach audiences followed the inputs of the speakers. A co-creative workshop was held which explored the parts of the presentations that the participants had found interesting: participants were appreciative of the business case and the techniques and tools that can help them to implement inclusive design. Then participants shared what we could learn from their practice: more specific inclusive design methods for wide populations, engagement with stakeholders in other disciplines, and the opportunities to address climate change and inclusion targets were discussed. Overall it was a very positive engagement with experts in the public transport field.

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