Urban Digital Mobility, Travel & Connectivity

The Swiss Pavilion is going to look at the mobility sector from the eyes of digitalisation. Join us as we will present cutting-edge innovation from Swiss universities and Start Ups.

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agenda-icon Sunday, January, 09, 2022
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agenda-icon Saturday, January, 15, 2022
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Urban Digital Mobility, Travel & Connectivity

For the Travel & Connectivity Week at Expo 2020, the Swiss Pavilion is going to look at the mobility sector from the eyes of digitalisation. MaaS (Mobility as a Service) is gaining a large presence when it comes to urban planning. Thanks to apps on our smartphone we are able to book a taxi, plan a delivery, send items and even rent vehicles in the timeframe of a few minutes. What are the implications for our cities? Does digitalisation rhyme with sustainability? Will the traveller of tomorrow be vulnerable to data theft? These are some of the questions we will be addressing. Join us as we will present cutting-edge innovation from the EPFL Middle East and the Swiss smart ticketing company FAIRTIQ, These will be matched by peers from the UAE University and other Emirati players in a conversation moderated by the EPFL IGLUS Centre.

What’s on


Our partners

EPFL has been in UAE since 2009. Their focus is mainly on energy and sustainability, hosting EPFL Master Students enrolled in the Master Energy and Sustainability. In addition to this, it frequently hosts other Master students from different schools at EPFL to come to UAE to do either their internship or their project, many of them helping the government of Ras Al Khaimah in advancing its waste management and sustainability practices.


  • IGLUS EPFL – Expertise in Governance of urban infrastructure

IGLUS is a non-profit initiative of the EPFL seeking to help cities better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the governance of their infrastructures with respect to three dimensions: efficiency, sustainability, and resilience. It is an action-research program that seeks to contribute to the better governance of increasingly larger, increasingly complex and increasingly dynamic urban systems.


FAIRTIQ was founded in 2016 as a start-up with the mission of creating leading solutions for public transport ticketing. FAIRTIQ revolutionises public transport ticketing by drastically shortening and simplifying the purchase process for users. The solution creates significant savings potential for transport companies. More than 40 Million journeys have been made with the mobile ticketing app. After a greatly successful launch in Switzerland, the company is now expanding into new markets with the aim to simplify sustainable mobility internationally.