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Made to Move Communities™

Inspiring and supporting young innovators as they pursue inclusive mobility solutions for underrepresented communities

As the company that is “Made to Move You™,” mobility is central to our vision: to give people freedom to connect and thrive in a taller, faster, smarter world.

Through this novel program, launched in 2020, we are engaging young minds to imagine new mobility solutions for people everywhere. Just as important, by giving these students safe, hands-on experiences under the mentorship of our experts, we aim to spark an early, lifelong interest in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.

With a solid grounding in STEM subjects, students will be better prepared for the rapidly evolving global workforce, which is estimated to have as many as 50 million unfilled STEM jobs by 20301.


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Meet our mentors 

Learn more about how our colleague mentors are advancing inclusive mobility and empowering the STEM workforce of the future.

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Les défis passés Made to Move Communities™

Solutions de mobilité pour réduire les impacts du changement climatique

Aujourd'hui plus que jamais, les changements climatiques représentent un enjeu important pour la sécurité, la prospérité et le bien-être des personnes et des communautés du monde entier. Pour la troisième année du programme "Made to Move Communities", nous avons souhaité donner les moyens à la future génération d'innovateurs de contribuer à la solution. Certains collègues d'Otis ont encadré plus de 230 étudiants dans le monde entier pour les aider à développer des solutions aux conséquences des changements climatiques qui impactent la mobilité aujourd'hui pour le bénéfice des générations à venir. Regardez la vidéo pour en savoir plus.

Mobility Solutions for Older Populations

The number of older adults is projected to double to 1.5 billion in 20502. For the second year of Made to Move Communities, we tapped young minds and applied creative thinking to help cities of the future adapt and meet the needs of this growing population. Across 14 countries and territories, teams of Otis employee mentors and students created STEM-based mobility solutions ranging from connected wheelchairs and smart escalators to a device improving access to local water stations. Watch the video to learn more.


Mobility Solutions to COVID-19

In its first year, Made to Move CommunitiesTM engaged schools in Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Russia, Spain, the United States and Singapore. Under the mentorship of Otis employees, nearly 100 students spent eight weeks developing STEM-based solutions to address mobility challenges in their communities – particularly those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch the video to learn more about Year 1 of Made to Move Communities and see the student solutions.

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Inspiring STEM-based mobility solutions

Made to Move Communities, the cornerstone of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, focuses on two issues that are vital both to Otis and to the communities where we live and work: STEM education and inclusive mobility.

This annual challenge will inspire students from around the world to come up with creative, technology-based solutions for eliminating the physical, geographic and financial barriers to mobility that often afflict our neighbors.

Inclusive mobility and well-being

At Otis, we know just how important mobility is to people’s well-being and their ability to lead healthy, productive lives. Few companies have played a greater role in creating today’s connected urban world, and our innovations continue to transform how people live and work.

Yet even today, many people lack access to reliable, affordable, convenient means for getting where they need to go, whether it’s school, work, the market or to receive medical care.

We believe new technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and other smart, connected devices and networks hold the potential to address these challenges and deliver on the promise of inclusive mobility – for everyone, everywhere.

By participating in Made to Move Communities, students will get a glimpse into this exciting future – and be encouraged to play a role in shaping the world we live in today and forgenerations to come.

Preparing the 21st century workforce

50 millions d’emplois dans les STIM* pourraient être pourvus d’ici 2030 en raison d’un manque de compétences

À l’ère de l’industrie 4.0, de plus en plus de métiers, dans de nombreux secteurs, intègrent une dimension technlogique croissante. C'est évidemment le cas du secteur industriel. Les étudiants d'aujourd'hui ont besoin de connaissances solides dans les programmes et matières STIM – science, technologie, ingénierie et mathématiques – afin  de pouvoir répondre aux évolutions du marché du travail.

Selon une estimation, un manque de compétences pourrait conduire à près de 50 millions d’emplois non pourvus dans le monde d’ici 20301
Avec les communautés Made to Move, Otis souhaite contribuer à faire baisser ce déficit, en complétant l'apprentissage scolaire existant par des programmes pratiques et solides. Ces programmes sont supervisés par des experts Otis, de véritables passionnés de technologie qui veulent contribuer à faire grandir les futures générations d'innovateurs.

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