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Transport Innovation Gender Observatory (TInnGO)



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Value to Coventry University


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Project team

Professor Andree Woodcock (PI), Paul Magee, Kat Gut, Sinead Ouillon, Professor Ann-Marie Nienaber, Dr Janet Saunders, Pete Atkinson, Sanghamitra Datta, Professor Hilary Nesi


West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA); Copenhagen University (UCPH); VTM-Consultores em Engenharia e Planeamento LDA (VTM); F.K. Liotopoulos & SIA EE (SBOING); Interactions Limited (INTER); Integral Consulting R&D (INTECO); Smart Continent LT UAB (SC); Technische Universitaet Ilmenau (TUIL); Lever S.A. Development Consultants (LEVER); Instituto Tecnologico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logistica (ITENE); Societal Travel CIC (SOCTR); Politecnico di Torino (POLITO); LGI Consulting (LGI); Signosis sprl. (SIGNOSIS); Statens Vag-Och Transport Forsknings Institut (VTI); Krause Juliane Klara Auguste (P&A); Municipality of Alba Iulia (AIM); EMEL-Empresa Publica Municipal de Estacionamento de Lisboa, E.E.M (EMEL); Comune di Torino (TORINO)

Duration of project

November 2018 - November 2021

Project overview

TInnGO, the Transport Research Observatory, is a pan European observatory for gender smart transport innovation, that provides a nexus for data collection, analysis, dissemination of gender mainstreaming tools and open innovation, encouraging smart mobility.

The TInnGO project aims to develop a framework and mechanisms for a sustainable game change in European transport, by using the transformative strategy of smart mobility in diversity-sensitive ways. It addresses gender-related contemporary challenges in the transport ecosystem and women’s mobility needs, creating a route for Gender Sensitive Smart Mobility in European Transport, which considers diversity of different groups.

A Pan European Observatory for gender smart transport innovation is providing a nexus for data collection, analysis, dissemination of gender mainstreaming tools and open innovation. TInnGO aims to lead research into a new era in order to create context-specific approaches to addressing gender related challenges in the transport sector. The emphasis of TinnGO on diverse and specific transport needs is evident in its unique comparative approach enabling contributions from and influence of stakeholders and partners from thirteen EU countries and ten TInnGO Hubs.

The Hubs promote gender smart mobility by building the capacity to generate and apply evidence on issues relating to gender equality and transport, by highlighting case studies of women leaders in smart mobility and by developing gender and diversity sensitive smart mobility solutions through associated idea factories, called Transport Innovation Gender Idea Labs (TInnGIdLabs).

Find out more about TInnGO.

Project objectives

  1. To contribute to a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable Europe by addressing gender and diversity  bias in the transport sector.
  2. To provide a series of tool and methods which can be used to understand and remove gender bias across the Transport Business Ecosystem.
  3. To provide a ‘one stop shop’ for research related to gender and diversity in transport.
  4. To promote and generate gender and diversity sensitive transport solutions.
  5. To engage with vulnerable and excluded groups in each of our 10 national hubs.
  6. To demonstrate the value of design in developing new transport solutions.
  • TInnGO’s impact will be developed through engagement with citizens, transport stakeholders and policy makers.

    A paradigm shift can only be created by all 3 partners working together to remove gender and diversity bias. To this end the project has been designed:

    • to engage all groups by providing new avenues for consultation;
    • to provide tools and methods to increase workplace diversity;
    • to gather new data sets and levels of understanding of women’s mobility and transport poverty;
    • to use the above to create evidence based guidelines and policy notes.
  • TInnGo web site 

    All project outputs are available free of charge from our project website. This is a one stop shop for latest information on gender and transport in Europe. It comprises the following sections:

    1. Project formal outlines and deliverables
    2. Open Innovation Platform
      This includes:
      1. Methods and tools to promote gender and diversity equality in transport related fields, such as gender action planning
      2. Expanding reference section on gender sensitive transport innovations and case studies
      3. Ideas lab where design provocations developed by Coventry team are shared,
      4. Discussion area where ideas for new solutions (or anything else) can be  discussed
      5. Hub spaces: where each of our 10 national hubs has a page in which they share news and initiatives from their hub and country,
    3. Open data repository for sharing and distributing gender sex disaggregated data across research teams and organisations across Europe (
    Social media

    TInnGo Facebook:

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    Research outputs

    Woodcock, A., Christensen, H.R. and Levin, L. (in press). TInnGO: Challenging Gender Inequality in Smart Mobility, Journal of Road and Traffic Engineering, DOI: 10.31075/PIS.64.04.01.

    Woodcock, A. (2019). Women in transport: Reducing inequalities in smart mobility in Europe. 1 Oct 2019, Open Access Government, 24, p. 520-521 2.

    Woodcock, A. (2019). A transport Innovation Gender Observatory to address Gender Inequalities in transport in Europe Women in Transportation. Washington, 12 Sep 2019.

    Pirra, M.; Carboni, A.; Diana, M. (2020). Assessing Gender Gaps in Educational Provision, Research and Employment Opportunities in the Transport Sector at the European Level, Education Science, 10(5), 123, DOI: 10.3390/educsci10050123.

    Chicco A., Pirra M., Carboni A., Preliminary investigation of women car sharing perceptions through a machine learning approach. Mobitas: 2nd International Conference on HCI In Mobility, Transport and Automotive Systems, 19-24 July 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Schöne C., Spundflasch S., Krömker H. (2019). Gender- and Diversity- oriented Design of Social Media for Participation in Public Transport. Mobitas: 2nd International Conference on HCI In Mobility, Transport and Automotive Systems, 19-24 July 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Woodcock A., Levin L., Pirra M., Schöne C., Sanvicente E., Gender-related contemporary challenges in the transport ecosystem and women’s mobility needs TInnGO, Transport Research Arena 2020, Helsinki, Finland.

    Levin, L. & Thoresson, K. (2020). Gender equality and ‘smart’ mobility: a need for planning to address the real needs of all citizens. In Priya Uteng, T., Christensen, H.R. & Levin, L. (Eds.). Gendering Smart Mobilities, pp. 143–161. London: Routledge.

    Levin, L. & Faith-Ell, C. (2019). How to apply Goals for Gender Equality in Transport and Infrastructure Planning. In Lindqvist Scholten, C. & Joelsson, T. Integrating Gender into Transport Planning – From One to Many Tracks, pp. 89–118. Palgrave MacMillan.

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