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1st Edition
10 ECTS (52 teaching hours)
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€3,000 €2,550(15% discount if you enrol before 30th June)
Payment of enrolment fee options

The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:

  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up 10 days before the starting date of the programme
Notes 0,7% campaign

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: 15/09/2022
End date: 03/12/2022
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
The opening session will exceptionally take place on Thursday, 15/09/2022, from 5:00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this lifelong learning course?
In Europe, the mobility sector is a crucial component of economic stability and growth. It has a significant multiplier effect by bringing many sectors and business services together along the value chain, in addition to direct employment at vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers. The ability of professionals to keep up with the rising rate of technology-driven change depends on their ability to adapt quickly. Integrated transportation services and disruptive technologies are enabling a growing number of smart solutions, increasing competitiveness and obviating the need for restrictions. To meet these new challenges, professionals who have been trained in a century-old industry with a traditional way of working will need to continue their education.

The Long Learning Course in New Trends on Urban Mobility aims to teach professionals the key components of mobility transformation, to raise awareness of the challenges and assist institutions in adapting to this changing market, boosting EU competition, and ultimately providing citizens with the benefits of tech progress.

The program teaches in 4 modules the evolution of mobility to understand past and future, the fundamentals of major mobility trends (sustainability, connected vehicles, MaaS, related industries, infrastructure, and goods), ICT technology in urban mobility and cross-sector collaboration as a key to success. Module 5 teaches how to go from an idea to a startup in a really crash series of sessions distributed along the duration of the whole course. With a work-compatible format, this course is designed for individuals who are already working in mobility and want to improve innovation in their organizations or those who want to create a start-up in this sector. The course provides worldwide teachers and lecturers with expertise in mobility technology, business and regulation, from universities, research centers, companies, cities, and start-ups.

Promoted by:
  • To know the key principles of mobility disruptive change, assisting firms in adapting and leading innovation.
  • To comprehend different mobility trends and address new projects with a holistic understanding to experiment and foster innovation.
  • To be able to adapt products or services to deal with economic and regulatory pressures, as well as the rise of competing tech challengers.
Who is it for?
  • Professionals who want to train or renew concepts on the new trends in urban mobility.
  • Professionals who are already involved in the mobility sector and want to bring innovation to their institutions.
  • Professionals working in the automotive industry, either directly for the automaker or auxiliary companies.
  • Industrial and civil Engineers.
  • Professionals from public organizations linked to the technology sector.
  • Data scientists, computer engineers, telecommunications engineers and other professionals related to the technology field.
  • Professionals who want to create their own start-up.

Training Content

List of subjects
2 ECTS 10h
Blended learning
Changes in Automotive Business: from Automotive to Mobility
  • Passenger and freight mobility services in the last millenium, focusing on the period 1945-2021 (post-WWII).
  • Cross-related issues of the automotive sector with city sprawl, the emergence of novel technologies and smart infrastructures...
  • Market structure and evolution. Services operated by LSP and logistic services in urban areas. Turnover and revenues of vehicle manufacturers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and new players in City Logistics.
2 ECTS 10h
Blended learning
ICT Technologies in Urban Mobility
  • Communication systems for vehicular technology, including V2X systems and 5G communication for the mobility sector.
  • Positioning systems, and street mapping and georeferencing. Vehicular sensing technologies, including LIDAR and image systems. New technologies for urban freight logistics such as IoT, tags, social media.
  • Databases, big data, urban traffic, and information management.
2 ECTS 10h
Blended learning
Fundamentals of the Future Urban Mobility
  • ICT city infrastructures for mobility.
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS) infrastructure. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), traffic management systems and transport planning systems.
  • Charging systems and infrastructure: dynamic road charging systems, stationary road charging systems, inductive and conductive systems, batteries.
2 ECTS 10h
Blended learning
New Types of Collaboration in the Mobility Sector. Urban Mobility Cases
  • Different ticketing systems. Blockchain applications for Maas. Sharing of infrastructure, input for BM.
  • Case studies of collaboration between car and bike sharing companies with public transport.
  • Collaboration studies of delivery collaboration for goods and the transport of individuals.
2 ECTS 16h
Blended learning
Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem in Urban Mobility. Create your own Start-up
  • Innovation process and its challenges. Value proposition design.
  • Innovation ecosystem and stakeholder’s roles.
  • Case studies of start-ups in urban mobility.
  • Innovation-driven entrepreneurship. Tools and practices for innovation and entrepreneurship.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Lifelong learning diploma issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion. (Ver datos que constan en el certificado).
Range of modules
The lifelong learning course programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire lifelong learning course you can sign on one or several modules.
Lifelong learning course:
relation Seminars:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

For subjects 1 to 4, there is a self-study period of two or three weeks after the synchronous learning that includes:
  • 2 or 3 micro-moocs: short video-lessons with some learning material to complete.
  • A short project that will be proposed in class, with the possibility to have academic and Industrial tutoring during this off-line period. These module projects will be related to your start-up project.

For the subject 'Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem in Urban Mobility', you will have to work on your start-up project along the 3 months course.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Success stories
Outstanding business knowledge and experiences with high added value acquired during an outstanding professional career are presented and shared.
Problem-based learning (PBL)
An active learning methodology that enables the student to be involved from the beginning, and to acquire knowledge and skills by considering and resolving complex problems and situations.
Flipped classroom
The contents are prepared prior to the face-to-face lessons. Practical sessions take place in the classroom, which enable understanding and application of concepts to real cases and the expansion of knowledge with more technical and specialised details.
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Advanced asynchronous communication
Systems that enable smooth and clear communication in any situation (video chats, forums, recorded lectures, etc.).
Assessment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this lifelong learning course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Ribas Vila, Imma
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    PhD in Advanced Production Systems from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) and industrial engineer from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She is currently vice-rector and professor at the Department of Business Organization at UPC. She is a member of the TechTalent-Lab and the Supply Chain and Operations Management research group. She has led research and technology transfer projects in the field of operations and supply chain, a field in which she publishes internationally. She is associate editor of the scientific journals Journal of Urban Mobility and Expert Systems with Applications.
  • Sayrol Clols, Elisa
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    She holds a degree and a doctoral degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). Currently, she is an associate professor at UPC and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in signals and systems, audiovisual coding, deep learning and biometrics. She collaborates with CARNET and is the academic director at UPC of the KIC on Urban Mobility. She has been associate dean and dean of the Higher Technical School of Telecommunication Engineering of Barcelona (ETSETB) and vice rector for Institutional Relationships at UPC. In the past, she was a visiting scholar at Northeastern University and at the University of Southern California.
Teaching staff
  • Crusat, Xavier
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    Economist from the Autonomous University of Barcelona with experience in teaching, business creation and business management. He currently collaborates on the MSc in Energy for Smart Cities at EIT InnoEnergy (Tel-Aviv hub) and with the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
  • Jara Valera, Antonio
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    CEO and founder of HOPU Smart Cities ( External collaborator at the Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale (HES-SO) and assistant professor at the San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM). Chair of the IoT Data Quality standard at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He did his PhD (Cum Laude) at the University of Murcia (UMU), the results of which present a novel way of connecting objects to Internet-enabled platforms in an easy, secure and scalable way. He also completed an MBA and several post-docs on smart cities and mobility in Switzerland.
  • Jeong, Yongkuk
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    Assistant professor in production logistics at the Department of Sustainable Production Development in KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Södertälje. He received his PhD in Engineering from Seoul National University in South Korea in 2018. He has experience in production and logistics simulation with companies in South Korea and Sweden. His research interests are digitalization in production logistics and manufacturing simulation.
  • Jofre Roca, Luis
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    PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and Professor of Signal Theory and Communications at the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering in Barcelona. He is director of the Telefónica-UPC Chair in Cognitive IoT, director of the SEAT-UPC Chair in the Future of the Automotive Industry, academic director of the Consortium for Future Urban Mobility (Carnet) and managing board of the EIT-Urban Mobility European Association. His current work is focus on connected autonomous vehicles for urban mobility, massive MIMO antennas and microorganism wireless interaction.
  • Mercadé Aloy, Josep

    Architect and Civil Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), doctor with international mention (UPC-ETH Zurich). Associate Professor of Urbanism at the UPC and has been an academic guest at ETH Zurich. His research has focused on the development of spatial analysis tools for the characterization of the built environment. In the professional field, he has worked at the Foster+Partners studio and has been working as a freelancer since 2003, carrying out projects, planning and urban and territorial studies.
  • Montero Mercadé, Lídia
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    PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). Degree in Computer Science from the FIB-UPC. Professor of Statistics and Operations Research at the UPC since 1998. She teaches on the Master's Degree in Supply Chain, Transport and Mobility at the UPC. Senior Consultant at Advanced Logistics Group (SANO). Experience of more than 25 years in simulation and modelling of problems in public and private transport networks. Transport analytics (data science applied to mobility and transport data) and modelling of transport demand. Collaborator with inLab-UPC.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
  • Tecnalia Research & Innovation
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.

Career opportunities

At the end of the course, participants will be able to perform roles that require knowledge and practical skills to succeed when dealing with new challenges in urban mobility, either in the automotive sector, public bodies, mobility operators, consulting firms, engineering departments or start-ups.

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