ITS European Congress: ERTICO Launches Academy

ERTICO has launched the new ERTICO Academy for spreading knowledge and expertise on ITS and C-ITS.

Enhance your skills and seize the opportunity to learn how to best use ITS to enhance your citizen’s quality of life: join the new ERTICO Academy. This new service is launched today at the ITS European Congress in Brainport by Jacob Bangsgaard, ERTICO CEO with Ronald Adams of Rijkswaterstaat and Sasha Westermann of Hamburger Hochbahn AG. The ERTICO Academy is an online, ad hoc knowledge base training programme to support and foster sustainable deployment of ITS and C-ITS across Europe.

From January 2020, the ERTICO Academy will offer a wide choice of trainings focused on a variety of topics, ranging from the benefits of ITS, C-ITS deployment (challenges including large scale deployment and gaps), MaaS, 5G/IoT, access to EU funding and programmes (H2020, CEF, Erasmus+) and much, much more.

‘Thanks to the expertise of the ERTICO team and our network of 120 Partners, ERTICO is well placed to bridge the knowledge and experience gap for the deployment of smart mobility solutions. It has long been ERTICO’s ambition to share the knowledge that we have at our fingertips with the ITS Community. And now it is a reality,’ says Bangsgaard.

All trainings will be given by ERTICO’s experts and Partners, with customised modules depending on the level and needs of users. Furthermore, trainings will be prepared for targeted audiences working in different transport sectors, from traffic management operators to civil servants, legal departments, procurement departments, national experts and national decision makers, policy makers and more.

What makes the ERTICO Academy unique is not only the quality of the selected topics and the trainers, but also that all lessons will be taught in different formats, guaranteeing a high flexibility in the learning process. On-demand and online interactive trainings, peer-to-peer collaboration, coaching, mentoring and tutoring, access to publications and material, teaching external staff and workshops are some of the many services offered by the ERTICO Academy.