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2017/2018 Technology, Policy and Management Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management
Innovations in Transport and Logistics
Module Manager
Name E-mail
Dr. J.A. Annema    J.A.Annema@tudelft.nl
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. M. Kroesen    M.Kroesen@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr.ir. L.A. Tavasszy    L.A.Tavasszy@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr. G.P. van Wee    G.P.vanWee@tudelft.nl
Responsible for assignments
Name E-mail
Dr. J.A. Annema    J.A.Annema@tudelft.nl
Co-responsible for assignments
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. G.P. van Wee    G.P.vanWee@tudelft.nl
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Course Contents
The transport system is continuously changing due to the introduction of many innovative concepts in vehicles, infrastructure, and services, examples being the introduction of the car, e-bike or high speed train (vehicles), Uber, pay as you drive, city logistics concepts, or satellite navigation (services), or the maglev train and charging facilities (infrastructure). But many candidate innovations fail. And if they succeed, they might have important impacts on society not only the travellers or companies transporting goods, but also peoples being exposed to noise and pollution, and companies selling vehicles or proving services. And such changes might be relevant for policy makers.

In this course you will learn about factors important for the success or failure of candidate innovations, and the societal impacts of these innovations.
Study Goals
The main learning goals are:
1. Success and failure factors: students should be able to analyse, assess, conceptualize and evaluate most important success and failure factors (SFFs) of candidate transport innovations, and translate these factors to implications for actor categories.

2. Impacts: students should be able to design a conceptual model which shows and explains all potential impacts of a candidate innovations per actor category.

3. Research and communication: Students should be able to find and select relevant literature on transport innovations, address gaps in literature needed to be able to recommend on candidate innovations, communicate SFFs and impacts of innovations, and work as part of a team in this area.

Education Method
Teaching methods
Traditional teaching (innovations, frameworks), interactively
Group projects, resulting in a document and a presentation
Group presentations
1. Group paper and group presentation. Teachers assign students to a group.
2. Individual paper (exam)
Each part has be graded at least with a 5.75. Final mark is: part 1 40%; part 2 60%.