MoveSG Accelerator proudly hosted the first of its Think Tank Series on Wednesday 8 June 2022 in cooperation with Hamburg Invest, with speakers from global subject matter experts. Attendees included MoveSG’s and Goldbell’s global Corporate Partners, Venture Capitals and government entities.
Titled “What Will the Future of Smart Cities Look Like in 10 and 30 Years’ Time?” it showcases a variety of futuristic smart city concepts and technologies being pioneered in Hamburg, including the “Hamburg Takt- mobility available within 5 minutes”, Smart Logistics including Hyperloop for goods transportation, Urban Air Mobility – flying taxis and drones, Quantum inspired traffic management, as well as HafenCity, a new development and annex to its CBD applying global urban planning best practices.
Hamburg’s city and port projects, and the technologies they implement, epitomize the potential when stakeholders from the public and private sectors, from corporate to startup scale, come together with a shared vision of a sustainable future city.
Watch videos of the full Think Tank Session below.
Mobility as a Service
Sascha Westermann, Head of Project Management Office for the Intelligent Transport Systems Projects, City of Hamburg; Advisor, MoveSG Accelerator
Sascha examines the promise of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) through ‘Hamburg Takt,’ the ambitious initiative to have a mobility option available within 5 minutes of anywhere in Hamburg even in the outskirts. It will be on demand, autonomous & highly automated, multi-modal and sustainable.
Dr. Phanthian Zuesongdham, Head of Division Port Process Solution and Lead Coordinator smartPORT, Digital Maritime and Intelligent Transport Systems, Hamburg Port Authority
Dr. Phanthian showcases smart port and logistics technologies, including hyperloop for goods transportation, quantum-inspired traffic management, digital twin of Hamburg’s Kohlbrand Bridge (SmartBridge), and innovation labs, being conceptualised, piloted, and implemented in Hamburg’s Port.
Urban Air Mobility
Christina Große-Möller, Project Lead UAM and Windrove, Hamburg Aviation
Christina spoke on Urban Air Mobility, which included drones, flying taxis and what it takes to make it successful: Infrastructure readiness (foremost U-Space & Vertiports), supportive legislators and authorities as well as regional ecosystems.
Dr. Gesa Matthes, Extended Management Team of the Executive Board, Strategy and Innovation, HafenCity
Dr. Gesa shared her work on HafenCity, a 157 hectare development making it Europe’s largest inner-city development project, which will act as a blueprint for the ‘new European waterfront city’ and increase the area of Hamburg’s new downtown by 40% over the next 25 years.
René Binnewerg, Head of DigiLab and Manager for cognitive computing and AI, City of Hamburg
Rene explores how collaboration between HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik) and Digital Hub Mobility in Munich is enabling the establishment of a Drone Control Centre, an integrated control centre which will enable safe operations of globally scalable drone system for industrial use beyond visual line of sight allowing customers to seamlessly coordinate parallel operations of more than 100 drones concurrently for various tasks.
Q & A