TTÜ will pilot EIT DIGITAL CITIES summer school in Estonia
EIT Digital pilot summer school in Tallinn, Estonia takes place in collaboration with Tallinn University of Technology. The summer school topic is Integrating Personalised Mobility Solutions for Digital Cities. During the two-week programme the students will explore several applications for seamless mobility using public open data concepts.
The Summer School Tallinn will be held from Sunday July 22 to Friday August 4.
During the first week, lecturers will introduce students to the theory of the action lines from the academic and business world. Students will have network activities and introduction to the cases for the business development assignment. Participants will divide into teams and start working on the ideation phase, and by the end of the week all teams will present a value proposition and a revenue model.
In the second week, students continue with teamwork, turning the business idea into a viable business plan with start-up strategy, marketing and financial planning. At the end of the week all teams will present their business plans in a final pitch in front of a business panel.
Coaches from Estonia and also Finland have prepared cases for students to tackle with in co-operation with public sector institutions, such as Tallinn City, but also with Estonia’s leading start-up’s like Starship Robotics and Taxify (recently became an ‘unicorn’!).
Topics include open data and traffic safety, Mobility as a Service (MAAS), mobility analytics, predicting the demand and matching it with right solutions, etc.
As a bonus, a number of distinguished lecturers and practitioners including, but not limited to: Peter Westerbacka (CEO of Angry Birds), Marten Kaevats (IT strategist in Estonian Government Office), Kirke Williamson (Estonian Road Administraton) and Raivo Sell (Head of Self-driving vehicles and autonomous systems lab-competence center in TTU) will share their experiences.
The summer school is one of EIT Digitals initiative to tap into and help scale the innovation capabilities of young or budding entrepreneurs across Europe. The goal of the School is to give students a real life experience of the challenges entrepreneurs face when setting up a new venture. Furthermore, the summer school aims to equip students with business skills in a supported environment - workshops, lecturers, meetings with entrepreneurs, group projects.
About Digital Cities
Most current digital public services are local and are often developed in isolation from other local, national or international authorities. Independently developed digital services tend to be locked into specific standards, which obstructs the development of future cross-border services.
Mobility as a service integrates public, private, peer-to-peer, conventional, decarbonized, or autonomous transport for seamless door-to-door mobility services. It benefits from the increasing openness of citizens to participate in a sharing economy and developments in autonomous transport.
About EIT Digital
EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. EIT Digital delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Infrastructure. EIT Digital breeds T-shaped entrepreneurial digital talent focused on innovation through a blended Education Strategy that includes a Master School, Doctoral School and Professional School.