VIII Symposium on
Urban Mobility challenges
14th November 2022


Now that the world is inclined to turn a new page, it is a perfect moment to look behind and realise that one of the benefits of the pandemic is the digitalisation in many sectors and areas, some of them urged by necessity.

In our field, recent research suggests that the impact of these events in transportation and mobility, might raise teleworking, reduce single car usage intentions and increase scepticism for public transport ridership. However, data has not shown yet that these trends are here to stay.

Research institutions, companies, public sector and society in general need to boost innovation together to accomplish a common sustainable and digital mobility of the future.

The next edition of the CARNET's Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges is going to tackle digital twins in mobility and transport. Huge efforts are being made from the public sector as well as from the industry to build these digital twins.


09:00 - 09:15h. Opening Session

•  Speaker: Anna Homs, Creative and Strategic Director of CARNET (SEAT)
•  Speaker: Alexander Siebeneich, Industrial Director of CARNET (VW)
•  Speaker: Prof. Dr. Lluís Jofre Roca, Academic Director of CARNET (UPC)

09:15 - 09:45h. KEY NOTE: The mobility knowledge of the future is hidden in Data

•  Speaker: Dr. Mateo Valero, Director of Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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09:45 - 10:45h. Round Table I: How to implement innovation in the city

Moderator: Dr. Joan Moreno, Tenure-eligible lecturer PSH of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

•  Speaker: Lluís Gómez, Responsible for the New Barcelona Fira Innovation Hub
•  Speaker: Liat Shaham, Head Of Business Development and Marketing of City Zone (Tel Aviv)
•  Speaker: Florinda Boschetti, Head Of City Club of EIT Urban Mobility

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10:45 - 11:30h. Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30h. Round Table II: How startups can be part of the industrial value chain

Moderator: Dr. Monika Bachofner, Chief Strategic Officer of CARNET

•  Speaker: Mikel Lasa, Iberia CEO at EIT InnoEnergy
•  Speaker: Oscar Sala, Director of The Collider - a programme of Mobile World Capital Barcelona
•  Speaker: Edouard Rozan, Open Innovation Director of FICOSA

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12:30 - 13:30h. Round Table III: How to deal with mobility data and digital twins ?

Moderator: Dr. Maximilian Flormann, Head of Vehicle Mechatronics & Communication at Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik(NFF)

•  Speaker: Dr. Jaume Barceló, Professor emeritus at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
•  Speaker: Pablo Martínez, Founder of 300000km
•  Speaker: Dra. Oliva Cantu, Chief Research & Development Officer of NOMMON

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13:30 - 13:45h. Closure

•  Speaker: Jordi Liarte Pérez, Head of Sales AA.PP. at Telefonica, S.A.
•  Speaker: Dr. Climent Molins Borrell, Vice Chancellor of Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Organizers & Co-funders

With the support of:


Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona,

C/ Jordi Girona 1-3, Edifici C2, Sala d'Actes Campus Nord - Edifici C2 Camins