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The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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This Challenge aims to boost the competitiveness of the European transport industries and achieve a European transport system that is resource-efficient, climate-and-environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society.

The Transport Challenge is allocated a budget of €6 339 million for the period 2014-2020 and will contribute to four key objectives, each supported by specific activities.

Horizon 2020 will provide funding for a resource efficient transport that respects the environment by making aircraft, vehicles and vessels cleaner and quieter to minimise transport’s systems’s impact on climate and the environment, by developing smart equipment, infrastructures and services and by improving transport and mobility in urban areas.

Horizon 2020 also aims at a better mobility, less congestion, more safety and security with a substantial reduction of traffic congestion; with a substantial improvement in the mobility of people and freight; by developing  new concepts of freight transport and logistics and by reducing accident rates, fatalities and casualties and improving security.

Horizon 2020 supports a global leadership for the European transport industry by reinforcing the competitiveness and performance of European transport manufacturing industries and related services including logistic processes and retain areas of European leadership (e.g. such as aeronautics).

Horizon 2020 targets a socio-economic and behavioural research and forward looking activities for policy making. The aim is to support improved policy making which is necessary to promote innovation and meet the challenges raised by transport and the societal needs related to it.

These activities are addressed in this Work Programme by three Calls for proposals:

  1. Mobility for Growth
  2. Green Vehicles
  3. Small Business and Fast Track Innovation for Transport

In addition to the three Calls for proposal, other actions will be implemented by calls for tenders or by other instruments (‘Other actions’). These actions are part of the Transport Challenge envelope and complement the content of the three Calls.

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Calls

Deadline: 31/03/2015 - 02:00
Deadline: 31/03/2015 - 02:00
Deadline: 31/03/2015 - 02:00

Events

From 20/10/2015 - 02:00 to 23/10/2015 - 02:00
London,

Aerodays is the European Commission flagship event in Aviation research and innovation taking place once during each EU Research Framework Programme. The goal is to share achievements of collaborative research and innovation in Aeronautics and Air Transport within Europe and in world-wide international co-operation. Read more

19/03/2015 - 01:00
Brussels, Belgium,

The objective of the Final Conference is to present key findings on regional Transport Innovation Frameworks, measuring and explaining the performance of regional innovation frameworks, meta-analysis of main principles and typology for regional innovation, regional strategy plan and recommendations. Read more

From 10/03/2015 - 01:00 to 11/03/2015 - 01:00
Brussels, Belgium,

Horizon 2020 has started, a new game with new rules. What are the experiences so far? What has improved? What new obstacles and challenges have appeared? Are there already best practices we can learn from? Read more

Multimedia

13/02/2014 - 11:53

In this video Paul Timmers (Director of Sustainable and Secure Society in DG Connect) speaks about the funding opportunities in ICT for societal challenges in the recently launched Horizon 2020 framework programme. This is the first video of a series of 7 each one explaining more in detail the funding opportunities for different societal challenges. Read more

12/03/2014 - 11:09

Mercè Griera i Fisa, from the European Commission's DG Connect, speaks about funding opportunities for ICT for Transport in Horizon 2020. Read more

News

23/01/2014 - 01:00

The International Partnering Event gives the opportunity during TRA 2014 in Paris to identify and connect with future partners for technology partnering or international projects such as Horizon 2020. Read more

11/12/2013 - 15:59

National Info Days or sessions about Transport Research in Horizon 2020 and the new funding opportunities are organised betweeen the end of 2013 and early 2014. Read more

11/12/2013 - 16:04

On the occasion of TRA 2014, the major conference on transport research held in Paris, TRA Visions Contest, two competitions are launched, one for students and young researchers and one for senior researchers.

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Project stories

27/02/2015 - 11:08

An EU-funded project has developed innovative components, chemical technologies and manufacturing processes for cheaper, more-dependable and greener Lithium-ion batteries. These breakthroughs promise to boost competitiveness among European battery and electric vehicle manufacturers. Read more

20/02/2015 - 12:25

EU-funded researchers are adapting smart materials to make ships more comfortable, safe and economically and environmentally efficient for shipbuilders, operators and passengers. Read more

19/02/2015 - 16:42

Burning rubber is the last thing a driver wants to do to save fuel. In fact, tyres account for up to 15% of a vehicle’s fuel consumption. An EU-backed project has developed new compounds, designs and treads for tyre manufacturing to slash this “rolling resistance” for the good of the transport sector and the environment. Read more

Press Release

25/04/2014 - 19:00

An EU-funded research project called SOLAR-JET has produced the world's first "solar" jet fuel from water and carbon dioxide (CO2), a promising technology for a better energy security and turning possibly a greenhouse gas into a useful resource.

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Latest open calls

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