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UZH Innovation Hub

Innovathon 2021: The Digitalization of Mobility

Innovathon 2021

Mobility of the future will be digital. It is expected to be connected, (partly) autonomous, post-fossil, and clean with benefits for health, environmental sustainability, and the economy.

This transformation depends on developments in various disciplines including data science, law, ethics, geography, medical and health sciences and economics. This course provides an introduction to the digitalization of mobility from the perspectives of these disciplines.

The Innovathon course

The course consists of a preparatory lecture block and the 48h Innovathon. Participating students hand in two assignments and present their idea to the jury at the end of the Innovathon.

During the Innovathon, student teams will develop innovative ideas with the support from a challenge partner. Ideas with high potential will be given the chance to be further developed after the course.

What you can expect to learn

In this course students can expect to learn:

  • Understand mobility needs and patterns as well as challenges of mobility systems
  • Understand the inherently interdisciplinary nature of the digitalization of mobility
  • Learn how to apply methods and develop skills to develop innovative solutions to a real problem within a team
  • Develop critical-thinking competence
  • Improve skills for effective communication and presentation to a diverse audience

Target group

Master and doctoral students across faculties who are interested in the digitalization of mobility, motivated to develop ideas based on real life challenges and to improve their innovation and interdisciplinary teamwork skills.

Course dates

Kickoff: September 14th

Innovathon weekend: Sept 30th – Oct 2nd

Assessment / ECTS Credits



Weiterführende Informationen

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Register your intererst to participate in the course by Aug 20th 2021!


Anja Schulze

Professor for Technology and Innnovation Management, UZH


challenge partners

Challenge partners

digital society initiative

The Digital Society Initiative

More about The Digital Society Initiative

The Innovathon 2021: The Digitalization of Mobility was jointly organized by the UZH Innovation Hub and the Mobility Community of the Digital Society Initiative at UZH.