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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: 27/08/2015 - 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

26/02/2015 - 01:00
Brussels,

The workshop, organized by the University of Bologna in collaboration with the office of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Brussels, aims to discuss the contribution of SSH in the joint effort of the scientific community towards the interdisciplinarity required by the Horizon 2020 programme, as well as the impact and valorization of SSH research. Read more

02/02/2015 - 01:00
Brussels,

To support the preparation of proposals, DG Research & Innovation's Transport Directorate is organising an Information Day on Monday 2 February 2015 from 9 AM till 6 PM in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, Brussels.

The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer opportunities for networking.

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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 - 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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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

Project stories

26/01/2015 - 17:11

Technology capable of quickly detecting the tiniest of flaws in automotive parts could help reduce production stoppages and costly vehicle recalls. The next step is to create new opportunities for SMEs by bringing this innovation to market. Read more

19/01/2015 - 18:51

EU-funded researchers have developed a driver’s seat and seatbelt from smart textiles that measure heart and breathing rates. Detecting if drivers are showing signs of fatigue behind the wheel and somehow alerting them to the fact, the system could prevent thousands of fatalities every year. Read more

14/01/2015 - 11:22

EU-funded researchers have used novel carbon materials to make lightweight, energy-efficient supercapacitors, the energy storage devices that supply power to electric vehicles during acceleration. Their work promises to extend the distance electric vehicles can travel before a recharge. This improved performance could boost their appeal on the market, help make EU manufacturers more competitive, and contribute to the EU’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 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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