Mobility innovations increasingly empower people to fulfill their potential, reduce limitations, and expand possibilities for every member of society. To this end, Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and Babson College, a college specializing in entrepreneurship education, have entered into a two-year partnership.
The partnership aims to accelerate the development of creative mobility solutions that could be deployed in communities in the United States and beyond. The Toyota Mobility Foundation will provide $2 million toward the partnership with Babson to identify real-world mobility issues facing a local community and create a sustainable plan that would address that challenge.
Combining Babson’s entrepreneurial mindset, known for navigating the future, identifying new opportunities and finding creative solutions to problems, with the mobility know-how and expertise of TMF, Babson and TMF will form a collaborative for idea generation, practical education, venture creation, and growth to better understand and utilize human-centered design for future mobility.
Through the partnership, Babson and TMF will design, launch, and scale mobility models to solve on-the-ground problems, while collaborating with select cities to ensure functionality within local communities. The two-year partnership will launch in Fall 2019. It will include the evaluation and selection of interested local communities and implementation of courses with fieldwork.
Source: Press Release