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Mobility Ventures:

Driving Innovation in Transportation Systems

Course Number: 11.029/11.529

Time: Monday and Wednesday 11:30 am - 1pm

Units: 3-3-6, Fall 2020

Targeted Students: Graduate and Undergraduate (Years 3 and 4)

Format: Online

Instructors: Jinhua Zhao, John MoavenzadehBill AuletWill Sanchez

TA: Annie Hudson (awhudson@mit.edu)

Prerequisite: Student should submit a one-page statement of interest plus CV

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This course is designed for students who aspire to shape the future of mobility. The course explores technological, behavioral, policy and systems-wide frameworks for innovation in transportation systems, complemented with case studies across the mobility spectrum, from autonomous vehicles to urban air mobility to last-mile sidewalk robots. Students will interact with a series of guest lecturers from CEOs and other business and government executives who are actively reshaping the future of mobility. Interdisciplinary teams of 5 students will work to deliver business plans for startups or action plans for solving “real world” challenges in established companies, governments or NGOs.

INSTRUCTORS

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Jinhua Zhao

Associate Professor, Director of MIT Mobility Initiative

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John Moavenzadeh

Future of Mobility Advisor Venture Partner

RIDGE-LANE LP

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Bill Aulet

Professor, Sloan School

Managing Director,

Martin Trust Center, MIT

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Will Sanchez

Entrepreneur in Residence, Martin Trust Center, MIT

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The course includes an entrepreneur dialog section which aims to:

  • Enable conversations between entrepreneurs, MIT faculty and students. 

  • Explore issues where technology, modes and business intersect

  • Inspire students with entrepreneurship stories of the industrial leaders

  • Involve students in real world problems and identify practical solutions

  • Promote a comprehensive understanding of mobility system