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Pioneers of the Mobility-as-a-Service approach meet in Tampere on 28-29 Nov

TUT, Aalto University, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Transport Agency and ITS Finland are hosting the world’s first International Conference on Mobility as a Service (ICoMaaS) on 28-29 November. Join us there!

Transport is evolving towards mobility solutions that are consumed as a comprehensive service. The concept of Mobility as a Service, or MaaS, holds the promise of making urban travel quick, convenient and seamless by combining all the existing transport services to implement a single-ticket principle and offer personalised transport plans tailored to customer needs.

“Finnish households spend 19 billion euros on transport each year, mostly on the fixed costs that come from owning a car, such as depreciation and insurance. The MaaS concept promises the same freedom of mobility as owning a car but at a lower cost,” says Heikki Liimatainen, Chairman of the Conference Committee from the Transport Research Centre Verne at Tampere University of Technology (TUT).  

“Finland is a global forerunner in the implementation of this approach. The worldwide MaaS market offers tremendous potential for Finnish companies. The concept also has the potential to cut traffic emissions, if people drive less and have newer cars,” adds Liimatainen.

Participants from close to 20 countries

The 1st International Conference on Mobility as a Service (IcoMaaS) showcases the latest research in the field and explores new themes for MaaS research. In addition, the conference promotes related collaboration between the public sector, research organizations and companies. The programme includes more than 40 presentations that cover topics ranging from MaaS research, experiments and commercial services. 

The keynote speakers are Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner, President of the MaaS Alliance Jacob Bangsgaard, Professor and Director of the Transport Research Unit at Tel Aviv University Moshe Givoni, the City of Tampere’s Executive Director of economic policy, competitiveness and innovation Teppo Rantanen, Head of Mobility Developments at Swiss-based PostAuto Martina Müggler, and the City of Palo Alto’s Chief Sustainability Officer Gil Friend. Participants are expected from close to 20 countries.

Time: 28-29 November 2017
Place: Sokos Hotel Torni, Tampere, Finland
More information, the full programme and registrations (by 13 November):


Further information:
IcoMaaS coordinator, University Teacher Kaisu Laitinen, tel. +358 50 301 6124,
Director of the Transport Research Centre Verne, Assistant Professor Heikki Liimatainen, tel. +358 40 8490320,

News submitted by: Anna Naukkarinen
Keywords: services and collaboration