Steering the conversation on micromobility for the UK

DATE: 17 June, 2021

LOCATION: Online Webinar

START TIME: 1:30 pm END TIME: 3:00 pm

In partnership with Innovate UK

Micromobility is one of the fastest growing transport modes globally and has the potential to offer low-cost, affordable and green forms of transport. It will play an increasingly important role in mobility and the design of places over the coming years.

forum + micromobility = ForuMM

ForuMM is an initiative co-founded by Innovate UK and Connected Places Catapult, designed to maximise the potential of micromobility for the UK. It will support local authorities in understanding best practice around policy, regulation, innovation, data and collaboration.

This launch event will provide an overview of ForuMM, background to the initiative and plans for the next 12 months.

We will also be joined by a guest speaker to share their views on mobility and vision for the future.

Speakers

Jascha Franklin-Hodge

Executive Director

Open Mobility Foundation (OMF)

David Leipziger

Innovation Lead – Mobility & Cities, Clean Growth & Infrastructure

Innovate UK

Michael Edwards

Solutions Architect

Connected Places Catapult

Agenda

13:30 – 13:40

Introduction by Innovate UK

13:40 – 13:55

Key micro-mobility market insights by Innovate UK

13:55 – 14:10

Overview of ForuMM by Connected Places Catapult

14:10 – 14:40

Keynote Presentation

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Executive Director of the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF)

Jascha Franklin-Hodge is the Executive Director of the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF). This city-led foundation helps government and industry collaborate to develop open source tools and data standards that support adoption and regulation of emerging mobility technology. Jascha was previously the Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston, a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Blue State Digital (BSD). He attended MIT.

14:40 – 14:55

Questions from audience

14:55 – 15:00

Closing remarks

15:00

Event ends

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