We formally launched our new organisation at our Launch Event (Community Design Workshop I) on the 28th June 2016, at Alliance Manchester Business School, UK. The day set off with a flying start with a key note talk from the “father of Mobility as a Service”, Sampo Hietanen, followed by an inspirational talk by Gabriel Plassat, of FabMob and then a scene setting run-through of TravelSpirit by our CEO, Alex Burrows.
Next Up: Welcome to our Runway!
With planning permission granted by Wuthering Bytes and ODI Leeds for take off in Hebden Bridge, the flight path then takes us from Hebden Bridge – London – Birmingham – Manchester – Paris – London – Barcelona – Montreal (see below).
Tuesday 6th September, Hebden Bridge, Open Smart Cities @ Wuthering Bytes
We partnered with: ODI Leeds, Leeds Data Thing, Things Network (Leeds and Manchester), OpenData Manchester and Calderdale DataWorks for a full day of exploration, show & tell, and collaborative work on creating the #opensmartcity.
Friday 16th September, London. Community Design Workshop Stage 2.
Register now for a follow up to our initial workshops from the 28th June with a whole day to really get ‘under the skin’ of MaaS, with support of the Geovation team.
Wednesday 21st September, Birmingham. MaaS conference.
Register now for the next MaaS networking event, put on by our colleagues, the Transport Systems Catapult – a conference with TravelSpirit ‘headlining and championing’, with an emphasis on getting more Local Authorities educated and on board!
Thursday 22nd September, London. Smart Summit.
Register now for the Smart Summit, which is a 2 day conference and exhibition covering the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and its impact on the digital society. Smart Summit are collaborating with TravelSpirit to discuss how MaaS can help transform urban service delivery, on the 22nd September, a day after our MaaS conference in Birmingham.
Saturday 24th September, Manchester. Big Data Hack.
Register now to support our founding partners Manchester Metropolitan University, who are following up our debate about the role of ‘big data’ with our first endorsed hack, with support from the UK Data Service and Digital Innovation and The Shed.
Tuesday 27th September, Paris. Open Source Asset Build.
If you cannot attend, then please still inform FabMob of relevant open source projects that should be considered at the event by clicking through and filling in the following survey.
Also, the FabMob Open Call is now live – click here for more details!
Weekend of the 28th – 30th October, University College London.
This is the event our September Runway will enable: the TravelSpirit ‘Hackout’.
We’re working with the UITP to bring about a global programme of city specific open source challenges, for our world’s young transport planners, with TravelSpirit affiliated events happening in January/February 2017, with a prize available for every participating city to send their winner to compete at a global hack in May 2017 UITP conference in Montréal, Canada.