TravelSpirit MaaS Reloaded & Hackout, Manchester, UK

MaaS Reloaded: Friday 17th March afternoon
A business network event to punch through rhetoric and preconceptions about what MaaS is and what it can be. We invite you to join the conversations, ask tough questions, be ambitious and think globally about how we can truly transform mobility, not in one city, but for every person in every corner of the world.

Hackout: Friday 17th – Sunday 19th March weekend
This event brought together passionate developers, digital artists, IoT experts and business savvy professionals, interested in the future space of ‘Mobility as a Service’, and want to be part of delivering this at scale, through open collaboration. Working with the UITP to bring about a global programme of city specific open source challenges. The hackout sends its winner to compete at a global hack in May 2017 UITP conference in Montréal, Canada

The Internet of Mobility – launch of the TSio Protocol, Mills & Reeve, London, UK

Lunchtime briefing event for TravelSpirit’s partnership with Iconic Blockchain, Mydex et al’s advocation of the potential for blockchain and community tokens to bring forward the development of open mobility eco-systems.

Transport and technology is converging into a new ‘Internet of Mobility’. TSio Protocol will positively transform the transport and travel sectors by providing a decentralised mobility infrastructure for connected people and cars, enabling integration, seamless travel, secure and international roaming capability for the transportation market.

Click here for the original Mills and Reeve invitation.

TravelSpirit Community Design Workshop, London UK

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.

TravelSpirit 1st Annual Conference, Manchester, UK

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.