Hosted at the Geovation Hub in the Future City Catapult’s Urban Innovation Centre teased out and further defined the problem areas associated with Mobility as a Service. The outcome of the workshop informed our TravelSpirit Hackout event in Manchester and guided the development of our core values, and subsequent white papers on Openness.
We formally launched our new organisation at our 1st Annual Conference: Community Design Workshop, at Alliance Manchester Business School, UK.
The day set off with a flying start with a key note talk from the “father of Mobility as a Service”, Sampo Hietanen, followed by an inspirational talk by Gabriel Plassat, of FabMob and then a scene setting run-through of TravelSpirit by our CEO, Alex Burrows. Lucy Yu, Mobility as a Service lead for the UK government led an expert panel on ‘overcoming the barriers to innovation in transportation’ and Alison Pilling provided an insightful talk around the £150m Transport for the North Smart Ticketing Programme.