Transport Innovation Gender Observatory

The TInnGO project brings together 20 experienced and committed partners from 13 EU countries (comprising seven universities and research institutes, four municipalities and nine transport consultancies), in a €4 million, three years research project.

Coventry University has a long tradition as a provider of education with roots going as far back as Coventry College of Design in 1843. Founded as an industrial university focused on the skilling of the local community to meet the needs of major multinational companies in Coventry and the Midlands the University now prides itself for its tradition of industry facing research that is developed through close collaboration with companies and meets international excellence standards.

The university faculties range from science, technology, engineering, to health, design, business and education. It has been voted as the top modern university in 2015. The university has also been ranked 15th nationally in the UK in The Guardians rankings which is a testimony to the standard of teaching and research excellence. Coventry University has made significant investments with the injection of £100m into our new research strategy, Excellence with Impact.

Institute for Future Transport and Cities

In CU, we take a fresh approach to the challenges facing society by bringing together world-class experts from art and design, human factors, engineering, computer systems and business studies into one focussed Institute. Our work covers automotive, aerospace, maritime and rail transport modes and allows us to take the lead in cross cutting research developing new forms of transport, new forms of manufacturing and new forms of information provision and security.

TInnGO recognises the huge gender inequalities in current transport provision and aims to combine existing tools and knowledge with new data, approaches and strategies.   Specific objectives of the TInnGO project include:

  • The advancement of smart mobility through the tools of Gender Mainstreaming.
    Gender mainstreaming refers to how a gender perspective can be integrated into all policy and planning processes. Through this strategy, TInnGO aims to explore both potentials and limitations of upcoming smart modes of transport, such as car sharing, bike sharing and the use of ICT from a gender perspective and to combine the development of new transport solutions with an intersectional gender perspective.
  • The comprehensive understanding of actual problems and prospects and of transformative solutions, by creating and operating an accessible and interrogatable open-source data repository and by using (real-time) survey tools to augment existing data sets in TInnGOcities, accessible through the TInnGO Observatory.
  • The formulation of a range of recommendations and good practices of Gender Action Plans (GAPs) in the transport sector.
    The aim is to create recommendations and guidelines for GAPs in a form applicable for stakeholders to meet gender-specific requirements of certain user groups and support gender-balanced employment.
  • A final TInnGO objective is to open a policy window for Gender Smart Mobility in the provision of proximity between stakeholders at both regional and European levels and to contribute with new knowledge in the design and implementation of sustainable future strategies of transport.
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