Date: Wednesday, March 26, 18:30-22:15.
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Hammer, General Director, Connekt:
"Modern society is facing major problems with its mobility
and accessibility. Especially in large urban areas these are growing
dramatically. People want to be more mobile, in itself vital to
modern economy. However, our living environment needs to be protected
as well. This dilemma forces us to make fundamental, intelligent
choices. Especially with regard to big cities, because how do
we maintain its vital economic and cultural functions and will
we manage to keep it an attractive living environment at the same
This issue is no longer either an exclusive public or private
responsibility. A strcutural solution – a transition to sustainable
mobility - has to be found through far-reaching cooperation between
public and private parties, together with the help of research
institutes. Last but not least, let us not forget about the citizens
of urban areas, the mobilists themselves.
In short notice we can already start with an innovative series
of mobility market services that will influence the intensity
of the traffic and the use of the infrastructure."
New innovative transport concepts: from technology push towards
TNO Inro: "It is not difficult to list a number
of inventions of new transport concepts claiming to solve the
existing and coming transport problems. Examples are: the Transrapid,
all kind of people mover systems, underground transport systems,
etc. All these ideas have one thing in common: they are based
on a specific technological innovation. But what the contribution
is on solving a specific transport problem is unclear. The analysis
who will be going to pay for the new system and what actual the
users benefits are, is mostly done afterwards. To make the innovation
process more effective we need to incorporate the user as soon
as possible in the innovation process."
In his presentation Wim Korver will give examples of successful
and unsuccessful transport innovations. Also a more theoretical
background will be presented of how innovations processes in the
transport system work. This is based on a historical analysis,
and enriched with possible developments (scenarios) for the future.
Finally he will show some promising first steps of new ways of
stimulating innovation within the transport system.
Part I: Keynotes
André Hammer, General Director, Connekt
Wim Korver, head of the Department of Traffic & Transport
and member of the management team of the institute TNO Inro
(Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development) of Applied
Scientific Research TNO in Delft.
Part II: Panel with the Keynote Speakers
and the challengers
Frederik Johannes Abbink, Technical Director of the National
Aerospace Laboratory NLR,
Ronald K.A. M. Mallant, Programme
Manager Fuel Cells, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
Luud Schimmelpennink, industrial
designer, managing director, Ytech Innovation Centre
and our Host J.P.Thomas
Thijssen, CEO, Hamilton International.
The panel is followed
by an open discussion.
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