Month: January 2023

Save the Date: Sustainable Mobility Hackathon

As part of the DyMoN project, Sustainability InnoCenter hosts an international Hackathon Event centering around different sustainability challenges with the aim to find solutions using Nudging and behavioural change techniques. The Hackathon will be held 11th and 12th of May in Uppsala, Sweden, as a hybrid event with the possibility to join online.

Target group for the Hackathon is everyone interested in developing ideas and solutions for the presented challenges. It is possible to join as an individual and find a group in information Meetings or via Slack.

There are three Challenges proposed by the project Partners of the hackathon:

Uppsala kommun

Uppsala municipality has a mobility pool, that employees are free to use, including cars, bikes and other modes of transport. The goal of this first challenge is to increase the effectiveness of this mobility pool using behaviour change techniques. The use of the transport mobility pool can reduce the number of cars on the road through allowing people to share their sustainable transport options. The goal is to increase the number of people that use the mobility pool, as well as the efficiency of the process of booking and reserving a vehicle.


The Challenge proposed by Nudgd includes working with the Smart Nudges Platform (developed by Nudgd), that uses personalized, smart nudges to create behaviour change. One of the most challenging parts of working with behavioral change is to reach the right audience. This is why the proposed challenge is to find creative, accessible, and innovative ways to reach car users in a non-intrusive manner that can be reused for multiple stakeholders such as workplaces, municipalities, public transport companies, real estate companies, etc. The solution should apply to one or several of the following target groups; employees, clients, citizens, visitors, and/or tenants.

Gävle kommun

Gävle city has devised a cycling campaign known as “Year- Round cyclists,” combining an information initiative with an app to incentivize users to use their bikes regularly by offering points that can be redeemed at designated city stores. The proposed sustainable transportation initiative includes a technical platform (in a form of an app or similar )  and a reward system to encourage users to adopt sustainable transportation methods. The information campaign will educate users on the benefits of sustainable transportation, while also providing information on how to plan and optimize sustainable transportation routes.

The Challenge proposed by Gävle kommun is the following: Identify the challenges that city of Gävle will have if  the city decides to  implement such a technical platform in reality , prioritize 3 of these challenges and finally  identify  the best solution for the first prioritised challenge.

Quick facts

  • Registration is already open until start of the event.
  • 3rd of March: Kick off Event at Green Innovation Park, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 11th of May: first Hackathon day
  • 12th of May: second Hackathon day + prize ceremony
  • Winners get the Chance to present and discuss their idea at the DyMoN consortium meeting 21th of May.

For more Information please see

DyMoN Summer School: Registration is open

© Simon P. Haigermoser, University of Salzburg

The Department of Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg and Salzburg Research, together with the DyMoN project consortium, are organizing a summer school from June 27th to July 6th, 2023. The Summer School is going to take place in Salzburg, Austria and is organized as an on-site event.

The summer school is planned as part of the DyMoN project, which revolves around the development of innovative ways to promote sustainable mobility. The Summer School’s outcomes will inform future research activities within and beyond this international research project.

The application deadline is March 15th, 2023. We advise for early registration using the application form.

Focus of the Summer School

The key focus of the Summer School is on interdisciplinary methods that support the design, planning, and evaluation of strategies directed at promoting sustainable mobility. Mobility behavior of people is the result of a complex interplay between internal and external factors, which can hardly be captured within a single domain, be it sociology, planning, psychology, or engineering. In this Summer School we are going to anticipate the complexity of human mobility and pursue integrated cross-domain approaches. Bringing together concepts, tools and insights from mobility research, psychology and spatial analysis bears the potential for promoting sustainable mobility comprehensively and effectively.

We invite students and experts, who share interest in sustainable mobility and are enthusiastic about learning and working in an interdisciplinary setting. The program of the Summer School is resting on three pillars, which will be consequently interconnected throughout the time:

  • Sustainable mobility: mobility paradigms, spatial aspects of mobility, inter-relations between environmental factors and mobility behaviour, planning for and promoting sustainable mobility
  • Basics of geoinformatics (GIS): spatial data models and representations, considerations of spatial data collection and ethics, methods of spatial analysis and geo-visualization to assist transport modelling and planning
  • Digitally enabled behaviour change: models of behaviour change, enabling behaviour change in the digital environment through various approaches (e.g., gamification, nudging, community aspects), behaviour change techniques, designing effective digital interventions for sustainable mobility, holistic approaches to behaviour change.


The summer school will consist of lecture session, hands-on workshops, a field trip, group work, and social events. The highlight of the summer school is the joint attendance of the GI_Salzburg conference that takes place from 4th to 6th of July, where you will present your final projects. The conference is an excellent opportunity to learn about new advances in geoinformatics and engage in interdisciplinary discussions. See detailed information on the conference’s website.

The city of Salzburg is located in the Austria-Bavarian border region with mountains, lakes and numerous cultural sights in close proximity. The venue of the summer school is located in the north of the city, close to the main station on the campus of the Faculty of Digital and Analytical Sciences (Schillerstraße 30, 5020 Salzburg). During the summer school we will get to know the city during excursions and social events.

The language of the event is English. The number of participants is limited to 20. Participation fee of 450 € will have to be paid prior to the event. Conference attendance, coffee breaks, a dinner and a lunch event, and all materials are covered by the participation fee. Accommodation and travelling are not included and have to be organized by participants individually. We highly recommend participants to bring along their personal laptops.

Target audience

In this summer school, we welcome Master and PhD students, as well as experts looking to expand their knowledge within this interdisciplinary event, with backgrounds in environmental studies, transport and urban planning, communication studies, psychology, sociology, behavioural economics, public policy studies, geography, and geoinformatics (or related fields). Student participants can earn 3 ECTS.

Please, note that we do not provide any scholarships and visa support. Check in with your local universities and institutions for advice and grant opportunities.

Please register until March 15th, 2023 via the following application form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at