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Exploring the unknown through eight co-creation workshops on public transport

Author: Clara Grimes
Posted on: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 16:06

Organisation of eight successful co-creation workshops exploring new ideas in the field of urban transport

CIPTEC EU HORIZON 2020 project, is exploring the ‘unknown’ through eight co-creation workshops of new ideas in the field of urban transport through a series of eight workshops held in four EU cities – Thessaloniki, Southern Tuscany, Rotterdam and Frankfurt.

By using a bottom-up approach, the idea behind these co-creation workshops, which took place between May and  December 2016, was for participants to work collaboratively and thereby trigger the potential development of new solutions in the field of public transport.

Each of the eight workshops’ was tailored specifically to local public transport needs and sought to identify major social and market trends as well as explore new technologies and business models.

Through brainstorming, World Café, role playing, dilemma thinking activities, the 209 participants, which included public transport users, non-users, practitioners and representatives from public transport authorities came up with 165 co-creation concepts in total.

From the broad range of ideas put forward, organisers were able to distil 17 innovative public transport concepts including: an“environmental trip” app, innovative devices to monitor passenger flow at bus stops, solutions for on-board passengers counting and the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept.

The enormous value exchange gathered through these co-creation workshops (watch the video from the 1st co-creation workshop in Thessaloniki) provides input for the next phase of CIPTEC project.

For more information, visit the CIPTEC website

 

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