Smart and Green Mobility

Battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are likely to dominate future mobility.  What are the newest solutions carmakers and service providers are coming up with to solve technological challenges?  How can deployment of shared, clean, smart and on demand mobility solutions for people and freight help cities in dealing with congestion, better use of space, livability, clean air and inclusion?  Finally, how are policy makers managing the infrastructural and industrial transition that these new technologies involve? 

Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar, the province of Flemish Brabant and the province of Noord-Brabant/BrabantStad, three leading clean and smart tech regions, are organising this half day seminar to inform participants about the latest developments in the sustainable mobility field and explore new cooperation opportunities. The event targets researchers, companies, citizens organisations and policy makers that are active in the field of clean energy, automotive and sustainable mobility.


Welcome and registration (13:30-14:00)

Introduction (14:00-14:15)

* Bodo Lehman (Representation of Baden-Württemberg); 
* Suzanne Hoadley (Senior Manager/Coordinator Traffic Efficiency Polis) (moderator) 

Technologies and implementation (14:15-15:00)
Presentations by 

* Jan van Meijl (Strategic Product Planner at VDL Group HQ)
* Jonas Cautaerts (Business Developer at DATS 24 - Colruyt Group)
* Manuel Schaloske (Director of Energy and Cluster Fuel Cell Baden-Württenberg e-Mobil)

Respondent: Auke Hoekstra (Senior Advisor Smart Mobility at the Eindhoven University of Technology/ Founder Zenmo simulations)

Smart Solutions (15:00-15:45)
Presentation by
* Marcel Hebeler (Business Unit Manager Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH) 
* Gertjan Koolen (Programme Manager of Noord-Brabant)

Respondent: Dr. Imre Keseru (Senior Researcher/Team Leader Urban Mobility Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Mobi) 

Policy challenges (15:45-16:15)
Short keynote: Claire Depré, Head of unit "Sustainable and Intelligent Transport" at DG MOVE 
* Stefan Dallinger (County Commissioner Rhein-Neckar) 
* Tom Dehaene (Vice-Governor Flemish Brabant)
* Paul Depla (Mayor City of Breda, member Steering Group BrabantStad) 

Wrap up(16:15-16:30)
Suzanne Hoadley (moderator) 

Networking cocktail (16:30-17:30)


Rue Belliardstraat 60-62
1050 Brussels
10 October 2019 from 13:30 to 17:30 Add to personal calendar