CATAPULT Midterm conference
 25/04/2022 09:00 - 16:30

We kindly want to invite you to the CATAPULT – Mid-term conference 25.04.2022 in Leuven.

The goal of the CATAPULT project is to develop and adapt policies for inclusive autonomous mobility solutions for cities and urban regions. In particular, we investigate the needs of children, older persons and persons with temporary and long-term sensory and/or physical impairments.
The needs of these potential user groups of these autonomous mobility services and suited use cases, have been underrepresented in the development process so far. We conducted field tests with these user groups to ascertain their requirements and challenges in using these services. At KU Leuven, a co-creation approach - a serious game -  is being developed to understand the needs, barriers, drivers and interactions among end users, policy makers and mobility service providers, and to develop jointly supported solutions.

CATAPULT will provide essential components for the development of practical step-by-step policy recommendations for policy makers and mobility service providers and a tool for stakeholder involvement through co-creation methods.
At the project’s mid-term conference, we would like to welcome you as our guests and discuss potential use cases of autonomous mobility solutions as well as the steps needed to ensure the continuation of the process towards more inclusive mobility solutions with you. 
We are keen to have participants from multiple disciplines, interest groups representing our target user groups, researchers from related projects and practitioners of co-creation approaches, actively involved at our conference.

Agenda (preliminary)

09:00– 09:30Welcome and introduction to CATAPULT
09:30–10:30The human factor
How can new mobility services be made more inclusive?
Pitch presentations (Pecha Kucha) by stakeholder representatives and related research projects:
ENoLL – speaker tbd.
European Passengers’ Federation – Katie Bulanowski
POLIS - Pedro Homem de Gouveia
Idea Consult – Jan Zanam
Centro de Vida Independente – Diogo Martins
UCLouvain – Arthur Nihoul
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45– 12:00Serious Game on user needs
Exploring user needs – What are the requirements of specific user groups (senior citizens, people with physical and/or sensory impairments) in regards to automated mobility services?
12:00 – 12:30Panel Discussion
Reflection on the game
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:00Co-creation methods
Presentation of CATAPULT methods, results from field tests -
Participants share their experience with more inclusive approaches and co-creation methods - opportunities and challenges in this context are discussed  
14:00 – 15:30Serious Game on policy development
How can user needs be included in the development and design of automated mobility solutions?
15:30 – 16:30What comes next?
How can the project’s findings be best utilized?
Closing discussion on use-cases, collaborations and necessary networks

We look forward to welcoming you in Leuven (Belgium),
The CATAPULT Consortium!

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25/04/2022 09:00 - 16:30
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Celestijnenlaan 200
3001 Heverlee
Building number: 492-51


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