Students work together in teams to solve a problem/theme in sustainable transportation. Through the Hackathon process, the students will develop a business concept that will contribute to a more sustainable mobility and logistics. This process ends with a final pitch event where the students have to convince a jury composed of teachers and external stakeholders (eg. public transportation companies, traffic authorities, logistics providers, etc).

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How to get involved?

(Students and educators)
Contact the EUTOPIA curriculum team: Jo Angouri (J.Angouri@warwick.ac.uk) and Karen Triquet (karen.triquet@vub.be).


Learning Community Members

Lead: Michael Browne (GU). Email: michael.browne@handels.gu.se

I have been a full-time professor at the University of Gothenburg since 2015 having been part of the Visiting Professor Program for the previous three years. My main research focus is on urban goods transport and I provide academic leadership for the Urban Freight Platform a joint University of Gothenburg and Chalmers initiative supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). I am committed to engaging practitioners and policy-makers with the research community to focus on all aspects of logistics that impact on future patterns of urban goods transport and logistics. I also work on broader research topics research concerned with many issues in sustainable logistics including: e-commerce and home delivery, energy use in the supply chain and the interaction of policy and business decisions. the importance of working with stakeholders in in the cities. Prior to moving to Gothenburg in 2015 I worked for over 20 years at the University of Westminster in London and I continue to chair the Central London Freight Quality Partnership bringing together London boroughs, Transport for London and a range of businesses and their representative associations. I teach on courses in logistics and sustainability and also retail logistics.
See: https://www.gu.se/en/about/find-staff/michaelbrowne

Lead: Marta Gonzalez-Aregall (GU). Email: marta.gonzalez-aregall@gu.se

Associate Senior Lecturer of Logistics and Transport Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. My main research areas are maritime transport, port economics, sustainable shipping, regulation of transport infrastructures and port conflicts. I have published my works in several academic journals and book chapters. I have been conducted research stays at the Universities of British Columbia (Vancouver), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) and UN-ECLAC (Chile). Director of the Northern LEAD Logistics Centre: https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/lead/Pages/default.aspx

See: https://www.gu.se/en/about/find-staff/martagonzalez-aregall

Co-lead: Philippe Lebeau (VUB). Email: Philippe.Lebeau@vub.be

Prof. dr. Philippe Lebeau is teaching and research assistant at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where he lectures Supply Chain Management. He is also member of the research group MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology). He defended successfully his PhD in 2016 thanks to a Prospective Research for Brussels and the supervision of Prof. Dr. Cathy Macharis and Prof. Dr. Joeri Van Mierlo. He investigated the potential of introducing battery electric vehicles in city logistics. His research expertise are among others in sustainable logistics, electric vehicles, urban freight transport in Brussels, Total Cost of Ownership, Conjoint Based Choice and Multi-Criteria Multi-Actor analysis.

Partner: Helena Ramalhinho (UPF). Email: helena.ramalhinho@upf.edu

Helena Ramalhinho is a Full Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She has a B.A. and Master degree in Statistics and Operations Research from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University, New York, USA. She has been involved in different research projects and consulting for firms in the area of Operations Research, Transportation, Operations Management and Logistics. Helena has published many articles in prestigious international scientific journals and has presented her work at international conferences. Helena teaches at various undergraduate, master’s and PhD`s programs in the UPF, Barcelona School of Management (UPF) and several European universities. She is a member of the Business Analytics Research Group. Her research interests include Operations Research, Business Analytics, Combinatorial Optimization, Metaheuristics, Iterated Local Search, Vehicle Routing, Scheduling, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Production and Operations Management.

Partner: Laurent Guihéry (CY). Email: laurent.guihery@cyu.fr

Full Professor in Transport Science. 2021-2024: elected at the scientific commission of the German-French Commission U.F.A. – D.F.H. Member of the European Network: European Platform of Transport Sciences (EPTS): https://www.epts.eu/members.html. In charge of the Master Degree Transport Land Use Environment – « Transport Territoire Environnement – T.T.E. Master 1 and Master 2 – in apprenticeship. Research topics: European integration, German – French Cooperation, Transport science. https://www.cyu.fr/laurent-guihery

Partner: Patricija Bajec (UL). Email: patricija.bajec@fpp.uni-lj.si

Patricija BAJEC is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Transport Logistics department at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies. She holds a degree and a PhD in transportation and logistics science. Her research interest includes last-mile delivery, logistics/supply chain sustainability, multi-criteria decision making and other optimisation methods in transport and logistics problems (proper location of hubs, e-BSS charging stations) and the optimisation of logistics distribution centre activities. She has been involved in different research projects in Transport, Logistics and Innovative education methods.

Partner: Marta Guerriero (UW). Email: M.Guerriero@warwick.ac.uk

Marta Guerriero is Associate Professor and International Partnerships Coordinator in the Global Sustainable Development Department at the University of Warwick. She is also Thematic Lead (Economic Sustainability) of Warwick’s ‘Sustainable Cities’ Global Research Priority. She is an applied economist with interests in development and environmental economics. She approaches her research and teaching in an interdisciplinary manner, also incorporating aspects of social and environmental policy, political economy and development studies. During her academic career, she has taught several modules focusing on sustainable development issues and collaborated with a range of UK and international stakeholders in the field.