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Visionary Seminar: Future mobility - How far will you go?

Visionary Seminar
Jun 3, 2021

Members Leuven MindGate
€20 excl. VAT

Non-Members Leuven MindGate
€40 excl. VAT

Under 35 years old
€25 incl. VAT

Academic discounts:

Students: €10 incl. VAT (with proof of student status)
Teacher: €25 incl. VAT (with proof of teacher status

If you are a student/teacher and wish to register for this event, please send an e-mail to admin@leuvenmindgate.be with the following details:

  • proof of student/teacher status (e.g. copy student ID card)
  • invoicing address: the invoice itself will be sent to you by e-mail, but a billing address is mandatory.'"

After registration you will receive a confirmation. Fee is payable after receipt of invoice.
We are happy to provide proof of attendance on request.

We base our mobility modes/choices on the distance we need to cover and the context we find ourselves in.

  • Distance: f.i. you may easily go to the bakery nearby with an electric step, but you will not go on holiday to Italy on that step.
  • Context: are you going somewhere alone or with your family with small children, or with someone in a wheelchair? Do you need to carry goods? Did you just buy a bag of fruits or an entire bedroom at Ikea? To get your fruit home you might have other options than to get the bedroom home.

The technology you need/use, is linked to distance and context. Our question is: how do we foresee that these choices in mobility & technology will change in the upcoming 10 years? How far will we go? How far will you go in terms of distance, but also in terms of technology?

Smart mobility solutions need to be green, safe, efficient and inclusive. Next to that, smart mobility can be categorized according to distances covered; you can either go to the local grocery store on your electric bike, or you may need to travel far in (a yet to be invented) hyperloop railway. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) will become the guideline for the traveler.

All of this needs to be linked with the right technology. And that is where our international speakers come in.
Our speakers will elaborate on different topics, approaching the term 'future mobility' from different angles and each from their own academic or professional perspective.

Join us now!


15:30 - 16:00 Registrations/online login

16:00-16:05 Welcome by Leuven MindGate & online seminar instructions

16:05-16:15 Introduction by chair person Jan Adriaenssens (Director City of Things at IMEC)

16:15-16:45 High level policy view on the future of (green) mobility in Europe.

By Isabelle Vandoorne - Deputy Head of the unit in charge of innovation, research and urban mobility

16:45-17:15 Smart mobility - Dutch reality

By Caspar de Jonge - Programme manager Data and Services (Keynote + Q&A)

17:15-17:45 Mobility of the Future (with a Reality Check) (Keynote + Q&A)

By Dr. Sven Maerivoet - head of communication Transport & Mobility Leuven

17:45-18:15 Share-able mobility – you are what you can access. (Keynote + Q&A)

By Dr. Natalia Barbour – Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology

18:15-18:20 Closing by Leuven MindGate

18:20-19:00 Networking session


In collaboration with Imec

Registration via the online registration form.

Registration is possible until 01 June 2021.
Cancellation after registration is not possible; however, replacement by a colleague is allowed.

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