University of cologne - Business School

Smart Mobility


Almost one quarter of the European greenhouse gas emissions originates from the transportation sector. This not only puts pressure on the climate but also on the air quality in cities. While emissions from other sectors have been declining since 1990, emissions from the transportation sector are higher today than they have ever been. For that reason, the European Union pushes developments towards efficient transportation by leveraging digital technologies. This will bring many changes in technologies, regulations and business models. Changes that leaders in industry and politics have to stay on top of. The module´s objective is to prepare you to navigate and shape the mobility landscape of the future. Please note: the programme is taught in German.



  • Transport and industrialisation – history and perspectives
  • What are new business models and Value Pools in the context of Smart Mobility?
  • Energy for transport – options, economics, sustainability
  • Deep dive: electric mobility
  • The Impact of Smart Mobility on modal shifts
  • Data analytics for mobility solutions

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the history of transportation from the industrialsation age up to today and gain an outlook into future developments and new business models.
  • Gain insights into different energy sources for transportation and their advantages and disadvantages regarding economics and sustainability.
  • Assess the impact of mobile solutions with the help of modern data analysis techniques.

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Key Facts



28-29 May 2020
Thu. 10.00 - 17.30 h
Fri. 10.00 - 17.30 h






University of Cologne

Work experience

Work Experience

Minimum of 2 years



1.950 € (module only)
Certificate Programme: Included



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Module of

Smart Energy Certificate Programme


  • Understand how mobility changed over time.
  • Shed light on future mobility scenarios and what they mean for affected leaders.
  • Develop a strategic vision of the future of mobility.


  • Precise case examples will be analysed and simulated
  • Mediation and survey of various standpoint of people with an energy-related interest
  • Get in touch with professionals and a faculty of high reputation
  • Intensive teamwork with other programme participants

Target Audience

Employees and managers in the automotive and energy sector, but also other industries that are affected by these new developments as well as city officials.

 Prof. Dr Wolfgang Ketterer


Prof. Dr Wolfgang Ketterer

Chaired Professor for Information Systems at the University of Cologne and the Rotterdam School of Management

Prof. Ketter is Chaired Professor of Information Systems at the University of Cologne (since 2017) as well as at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (since 2007), where he founded and still mangages the Erasmus Center for Future Energy Business. He also serves as the Director of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI) and of the Cologne Institute for Business Informatics. His main research interests are Big Data Analytics, Computer Science and Management Science, Energy Economics and Policy, Information Systems (IS), Machine Learning and Sustainability. Prof. Ketter served as a general chair or program chair of various international conferences and workshops. He also works as an editor for top journals. In addition he is a member of the World Economic Forum and co-founder as well as director of Power TAC (, the world’s largest open-source smart grid platform. With the help of this platform, a world championship in energy retailing is held every year.


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