Course – From Horse to Porsche: innovations in transport and logistics

October 27, 2023 09.15 - 15.30h

To gain insight into transport and logistics innovation theories and to learn which factors determine the success or failure of an innovation.

Course description
Containerization, from horse to Porsche, from 80 days around the world to just 24 hours: the world of transportation and logistics innovations is fascinating. This course gives an introduction to transport innovation. Technology dynamics and transport innovation theories will be explained. Two real-world innovation cases (automated driving and light electric vehicles in city logistics) are used as examples to discuss potential success and failure factors of innovations. The course is partly based on the book ‘Innovations in Transport’ (see TRAIL site,

This course aims to improve the participants’ knowledge of:
– Success and failure conditions of transport innovations;
– Technological and societal conditions for the implementation of transport innovations;
– Innovation theories and methodological approaches in order to give PhD candidates some baggage that they might use in their thesis. Because, let’s face it, most of the theses aim to contribute to something ‘new’.

More detailed information on the course program in the attached PdF below.

Course leaders: Prof. dr. Harry Geerlings (EUR) and Dr. Jan Anne Annema (TUD)

Lecturers: Dr. Ron van Duin and Dr. Maaike Snelder

Date: 27 October 2023

Time: 09.15 – 15.30h

Location: TU Delft, room t.b.a.

ECTS: 0.5 (attendance only) – 1 (attendance + passing the assignment)

Participation: free for TRAIL/Beta/OML/ERIM members and PhD students of participating TRAIL faculties. Others please contact the TRAIL Office

Registration: please click here.

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