What is the hardest challenge EcoMotion is tackling now?
The first one is creating intelligent customers for mobility innovations. For that we designed a course for municipality managers, called "Smart Transportation, NOW!" It covers topics surrounding modern transportation. We are starting our second batch which will be dedicated to such topics as: data – what it means today, how it is collected and stored; what is MaaS; what is happening with electric vehicles, what is the situation with autonomous; why promote car sharing and how; what to do with parking; how to handle publicity and how to facilitate the needed change in citizens' behavior. The course is one day a month and lasts for 6 months. We call it a "cognitive warm up" for implementation and testing new mobility pilots. This course gives the officials a good idea of the new transportation models they will be orchestrating and promoting.
The second one is our 7th
EcoMotion Main Event in June. EcoMotion's Main Event brings together the world's leading companies in the Smart Transportation sector. As the global ecosystem keeps growing, the Main Event grew into an entire EcoMotion Week
(10-13 of June 2019) to provide the community with more opportunities to network and interact. We believe business is done human to human and not logo to logo, so we created many engaging activities such as cocktail events, happy hours, B2B sessions, speed-dating with industry leaders, workshops and more.
Drawing international attention, the Main Event is now a global event for innovation in transportation, where startups enjoy friendly discussions with industry leaders, C-level executives and policy makers. During the week we will showcase 130 startups and – for the first time – 10 startups from abroad, by the way, application is open until April 17th