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"Cold-calling": warning to project participants

From time to time participants in projects funded under the framework programmes are contacted by organisations seeking payment in return for publishing information on the work being undertaken within their projects. Contrary to some of the "sales pitches" used, these publications and their services have not been endorsed by the Commission.

"Cold-calling": warning to project participants

"Smart, green and integrated transport" work programme 2014-2015

It has been decided to pre-publish drafts of the Horizon 2020 work programmes 2014-2015.

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'B-COOL' project developing eco-friendly car air conditioning

The EU-funded B-COOL project, set to end in 2008, has been developing a new, high-efficiency, low-cost air-conditioning system for small, A and B segment cars, using CO2 as a refrigerant.

'B-COOL' project developing eco-friendly car air conditioning

'Beauty' project developing better biofuel engine

An EU-funded collaboration between universities and industry is overcoming limitations in current technologies to develop new bioethanol engines.

'Beauty' project developing better biofuel engine

'CONCERTOUR' – transport for tourism

The CONCERTOUR project, developing new strategies and solutions for sustainable tourism, has held its final conference in Rome. Participants from across Europe discussed results and looked towards further research linking tourism and transport.

'CONCERTOUR' – transport for tourism

'CityMove' looks to future of urban freight

With the majority of the population in Europe now living in urban areas and the bulk of industrial production being dispatched to these areas, the demand for freight transport in cities is at an all-time high.

'CityMove' looks to future of urban freight

'Clean Sky' launches second call for proposals

'Clean Sky' launches second call for proposals

The Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative has launched its second call for proposals, making available €8.3 million in funding and covering 24 new research topics.

'Clean Sky' seeks partners for 93 technical projects

'Clean Sky' seeks partners for 93 technical projects

Interested companies and research bodies can already consult a list of planned Clean Sky JTI calls for proposals for the first half of 2009, to see if the proposed topics suit their technical capabilities.

'Clean Sky' tackles environmental issues in the air and on the ground

The Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative is building momentum in its bid to improve the environmental performance of the air transport system. Issues discussed at the first Clean Sky conference in June 2010 included 'Eco-Design', optimising environmental performance 'from cradle to grave'.

'Clean Sky' tackles environmental issues in the air and on the ground

'CooperatEUS' – EU-US co-operation in aeronautics research

'CooperatEUS' – EU-US co-operation in aeronautics research

The 49th edition of the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (ASM) in Orlando, Florida, drew a wide audience of international aeronautics and space researchers and featured high-level exchanges between European and American policy makers.

'FRESH' project still hot

Completed in 2007, the SME-led 'FRESH' project, which developed advanced tools for aircraft electrical design, is still making waves. Project partners are now looking to carry out further research into electro-magnetic and thermal effects in aircraft.

'FRESH' project still hot

'HeavyRoute' project presents final results

A key EU-funded research project aimed at improving road safety and capacity while reducing impacts on the environment and maintenance costs held its final meeting in Brussels in June 2009.

'HeavyRoute' project presents final results

'Horizon 2020' focuses on smart, green and integrated transport research

On 30 November 2011, European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn launched the European Commission's proposed new framework programme for research and innovation in 2014-2020, called Horizon 2020. The proposal is now up for discussion in the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers and is expected to be adopted by the end of 2013.

'Horizon 2020' focuses on smart, green and integrated transport research

'Implementation' is key for EUCAR

'Implementation' is key for EUCAR

The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) brings together a range of forward-looking road transport research initiatives. Partners say the ultimate goal is to see real results on Europe's roads and highways.

'LITEBUS' – the bus that bounced

'LITEBUS' – the bus that bounced

LITEBUS, an EU-funded project set to reduce the weight and production costs of urban public transport, has developed a sandwich composite material to replace both steel and aluminium frames for buses. The composite renders the vehicles safer and more eco-friendly.

'New' Member States into research fold

'New' Member States into research fold

Though still often referred to as 'New Member States', countries that joined the Union in the latest accession rounds are widely seen as equal partners in the European Research Area (ERA).

'PPlane' project – radical and novel ideas for 'Personal Air Transport System'

'PPlane' project – radical and novel ideas for 'Personal Air Transport System'

The EU-funded PPLANE project is poised to revolutionise travel, ease congestion with its Personal Air Transport System (PATS), a new paradigm in air transport. Like a private car, the PPlane personal air vehicle will deliver the benefits of speed and routing efficiency only possible through direct-to-destination flight.

'SAFECRAFTS' project improving evacuation of passengers following shipping accidents

The EU-funded SAFECRAFTS project is taking a global view of the human and technical factors involved in passenger evacuation. Team members say their approach could result in dramatic reductions in deaths and injuries and could also help make European companies more competitive.

'SAFECRAFTS' project improving evacuation of passengers following shipping accidents

'SAFEDOR' completes four years of research on safe and innovative ship design, operation and regulation

EU-funded SAFEDOR is the first project to develop a risk-based ship design and regulatory framework to achieve safety cost-effectively by treating it as an objective and not as a constraint.

'SAFEDOR' completes four years of research on safe and innovative ship design, operation and regulation

'TIFFE' outlines innovative vehicle temperature management system

'TIFFE' outlines innovative vehicle temperature management system

The EU-funded 'TIFFE' project has developed a new vehicle with an innovative front-end design and advanced components for more efficient heat radiation and onboard cooling, and better fuel economy.

'TOPMACS' – more progress on 'greener' air-conditioning

'TOPMACS' – more progress on 'greener' air-conditioning

Once considered a luxury option, air conditioning is becoming more and more common in new cars as a standard feature, but both public authorities and consumers are demanding greater attention to the environmental impact of air conditioning systems, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and impacts on fuel consumption.

'TelliBox' delivers better system for intermodal freight transport

'TelliBox' delivers better system for intermodal freight transport

The EU-funded TelliBox project has optimised available loading space in freight vehicles, promising more efficient transport of goods.

'VIAJEO' for more efficient travel, transport planning

The newly launched EU-funded VIAJEO project will design, demonstrate and implement an IT-based open platform to collect and process data for travel information and transport planning in cities in Europe, China and Brazil.

'VIAJEO' for more efficient travel, transport planning

'YEAR 2008' winners named in Ljubljana

'YEAR 2008' winners named in Ljubljana

Winners of the 'Young European Arena of Research' (YEAR 2008) competition received awards during the TRA Conference in Slovenia. In front of 1200 delegates from across Europe, students received medals and prizes for their groundbreaking work in road transport research.

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1998 - 2002 project synopses

1998 - 2002 project synopses

Land transport and Marine Technologies - (223 pages)

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4D Virtual Airspace Management System

4D Virtual Airspace Management System

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7th Framework Programme 2007-2013

Aeronautics and Air Transport Research - (332 pages)

7th Framework Programme 2007-2013

7th Framework Programme 2007-2013

7th Framework Programme 2007-2013

Horizontal activities for implementation of the Transport programme - (124 pages)

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A Background Document from ACARE (The Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe)

Beyond Vision 2010 (Towards 2050) - (100 pages)

A Background Document from ACARE (The Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe)

A Concurrent Approach to Manufacturing Induced Part Distortion in Aerospace Components

A Concurrent Approach to Manufacturing Induced Part Distortion in Aerospace Components

A European Research Area (ERA)

A European Research Area (ERA)

A European Synergy for the Assessment of Wall Turbulence

A European Synergy for the Assessment of Wall Turbulence

A European strategy for marine and maritime research

A European strategy for marine and maritime research

A sea change for ocean management - (12 pages)

A European vision for sustainable transport

Researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders assembled in Lyon to hammer out a vision for sustainable transport in the context of the 2020 vision for the European Research Area.

A European vision for sustainable transport

A Guide to Funding

A Guide to Funding

A guide to funding, explaining the eight steps to take to make an application for research funding from the European Commission.

A PLAtform for Topology Optimisation incorporating Novel, large-scale, free material optimisation and mixed integer programming methods

A PLAtform for Topology Optimisation incorporating Novel, large-scale, free material optimisation and mixed integer programming methods

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ACARE

ACARE

ACARE Goals Progress Evaluation

ACARE Goals Progress Evaluation

ACARE stresses joint efforts at European Technology Platforms event

On 4-5 May 2006, more than 500 participants met in Vienna, Austria, to compare knowledge and experiences of the European Technology Platform (ETP) process. ACARE, the air transport ETP, presented its views on effective, goal-oriented European co-operation.

ACARE stresses joint efforts at European Technology Platforms event

ACARE stresses joint efforts at European Technology Platforms event

ACARE takes next generation of aerospace engineers under its wing

ACARE takes next generation of aerospace engineers under its wing

The Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe, 'ACARE', has held an important workshop on 'Education and Training of Engineers and Researchers in Aeronautics for Europe'.

ACARE updates aeronautics research priorities

ACARE, the European high-level advisory group for aeronautics, has adapted its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) to the rapidly evolving global context, adding four additional priorities.

ACARE updates aeronautics research priorities

ACARE ‘Aerodays’ set for March 2005

ACARE ‘Aerodays’ set for March 2005

High-level personalities from the aeronautics industry will meet researchers and European policy-makers in Brussels on 30 and 31 March 2005. The ‘Aerodays’ event is being organised by ACARE, the ‘Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe’. On the agenda: the new and expanded edition of ACARE’s Strategic Research Agenda.

ADVance Integrated Composite Tail Cone

ADVance Integrated Composite Tail Cone

AMT '09 conference draws hydrodynamics community

AMT '09 conference draws hydrodynamics community

The First International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for the EU Maritime Industry (AMT '09), organised by the EU-funded Hydro Testing Alliance (HTA), was held in Nantes, France, on 1-2 September 2009. Over 100 participants exchanged results and views on fluid dynamics.

APROSYS and APSN hold major road safety conference

Jointly organised by the APSN Network and the APROSYS Integrated Project, the Sixth European Vehicle Passive Safety Conference in Vienna in May 2006 featured major presentations by leading European road transport players.

APROSYS and APSN hold major road safety conference

APROSYS and APSN – new EU-funded actions target road safety

Launched on 6 April 2004 in Brussels, APROSYS is an ambitious new initiative aimed at improving passive safety for European road users. Its kick-off meeting was followed on 7 April by the launch of the related European Advanced Passive Safety Network (APSN).

APROSYS and APSN – new EU-funded actions target road safety

ARISTOTEL: Addressing complex pilot-aircraft coupling issues in the sky

A highly trained pilot is at the controls of a helicopter. She is attempting to lift off and deliver a payload that is suspended, like a pendulum, below the craft. Suddenly a gust of wind tilts the rotor slightly; the pilot attempts to right the helicopter, but over-compensates. A life-threatening situation has emerged in a matter of seconds.

About us

About us

Academic vision under discussion during Berlin Air Show

On 12-13 May 2004 in Berlin, university scientists and industrial representatives gathered to exchange views and plot the way forward in aeronautical research. The workshop, entitled ‘Academic vision for aeronautical research for tomorrow’, was the fifth in a series organised by EASN, the European Aeronautics Science Network.

Academic vision under discussion during Berlin Air Show

Accurate high-temperature engine aero-thermal measurements for gas turbine life otimisation, performance and condition monitoring

Accurate high-temperature engine aero-thermal measurements for gas turbine life otimisation, performance and condition monitoring

Action on CO2

Action on CO2

Growth in emissions from the transport sector may mean that Europe misses its Kyoto targets on climate change. Research initiatives are already underway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all segments of the transport sector and other actions to reduce or eliminate carbon dioxide pollution are envisaged.

Active Control of Flexible 2020 Aircraft

Active Control of Flexible 2020 Aircraft

Adapting formula one 1 technology to aid the rail sector

Adapting formula one 1 technology to aid the rail sector

A research project funded by the European Commission has led to a potential breakthrough for the rail sector - by adapting light weight materials most commonly found in high performance racing cars. The results promise to provide the rail industry with trains that are more environmentally-friendly, easier and cheaper to produce, and less costly for rail companies in terms of track maintenance. An all round win-win situation.

Adaptive Control of Manufacturing Processes for a New Generation of Jet Engine Components

State of the Art - Background

Adaptive Control of Manufacturing Processes for a New Generation of Jet Engine Components

Adaptive Higher-Order Variational Methods for Aerodynamic Applications in Industry

Adaptive Higher-Order Variational Methods for Aerodynamic Applications in Industry

Adaptive Landing Gears for Improved Impact Absorption

Adaptive Landing Gears for Improved Impact Absorption

Adaptive and Passive Flow Control for Fan Broadband Noise Reduction

State of the Art - Background

Adaptive and Passive Flow Control for Fan Broadband Noise Reduction

Advanced In-Flight Measurement Techniques

Advanced In-Flight Measurement Techniques

Advanced Air-Data Equipment for Airliners

Advanced Air-Data Equipment for Airliners

Advanced Bonding Technologies for Aircraft Structures

Advanced Bonding Technologies for Aircraft Structures

Advanced Decision-support System for Ship Design, Operation and Training

The ADOPT project will focus on optimising safety by the development of a system that senses the environment of a real situation, predicts the ship’s motion accordingly and, based on this data, calculates the actual risk of operating the ship in any given situation.

Advanced Decision-support System for Ship Design, Operation and Training

Advanced Fault Diagnosis for Safer Flight Guidance and Control

Advanced Fault Diagnosis for Safer Flight Guidance and Control

Advanced Impacts Evaluation Methodology for Innovative Freight Transport Solutions

Advanced Impacts Evaluation Methodology for Innovative Freight Transport Solutions

Advanced Low-Cost Aircraft Structures

Advanced Low-Cost Aircraft Structures

Advanced Noise Reduction Systems

Advanced Noise Reduction Systems

Further efficient reduction of transport noise requires intensive research. CALM II aims at coordinating European research for advanced transport noise mitigation, in particular facilitating interdisciplinary networking and dissemination of knowledge, and at further development of the CALM strategic research plan. All transport modes are concerned: road, rail, waterborne and aeronautic together with outdoor equipements.

Advanced Protection Systems

Advanced Protection Systems

The general objective of APROSYS is the development and introduction of critical technologies that will improve passive safety for all European road users in all relevant accident types and severities.

Advanced Remote Tower

Advanced Remote Tower

Advanced Safe Separation Technologies and Algorithms

Advanced Safe Separation Technologies and Algorithms

Advanced Technologies for Networking in Avionic Applications

Advanced Technologies for Networking in Avionic Applications

Advanced Turbulence Simulation for Aerodynamic Application Challenges

Advanced Turbulence Simulation for Aerodynamic Application Challenges

Advanced Virtual Agents for Testing the Accessibility of Rail Stations

Advanced Virtual Agents for Testing the Accessibility of Rail Stations

AVATARS will develop a range of innovative technologies to simulate passenger movements. The tools will enable a population of structures with large groups of realistic, interacting agents in a series of realistic scenarios. To achieve this, AVATARS will develop three major software components. The evaluation of these tools will be carried out under a series of case studies, developed throughout the project.

Advanced flexible automation cell

Advanced flexible automation cell

State of the Art - Background

Advanced sensors and novel concepts for intelligent and reliable processing in bonded repairs

Advanced sensors and novel concepts for intelligent and reliable processing in bonded repairs

Advanced technologies for highly efficient Clean Engines working with alternative fuels and lubes

CLEANENGINE is focused on developing modern clean internal combustion engines based on liquid biofuels coming from biomass (biodiesel and bioethanol) and environmentally friendly and ash-free lubes and/or lubrication concepts. The objective is to increase efficiency and minimise harmful emissions.

Advanced technologies for highly efficient Clean Engines working with alternative fuels and lubes

Advisory Council For Aeronautics Research in Europe

Strategic Research Agenda Volume 1 - (48 pages)

Advisory Council For Aeronautics Research in Europe

Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe

Out of the box – Ideas about the future of air transport (Part2) - (92 pages)

Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe

2008 Addendum to the Strategic Research Agenda - (51 pages)

Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe

Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe

Advisory Group Report SSTAG

Advisory Group Report SSTAG

An analysis of the implementation of the Sustainable Surface Transport Work Programme and recommendations for the future - (36 pages)

Advisory Group Report – Report of the AG Aeronautics on the outcome of the implementation of the aeronautics programme of the thematic priority Aeronautics and Space of Framework Programme 6

Aeronautic Research under the Sixth Framework Programme - (36 pages)

Advisory Group Report – Report of the AG Aeronautics on the outcome of the implementation of the aeronautics programme of the thematic priority Aeronautics and Space of Framework Programme 6

Aero 'Info Day' focuses on next generation of air travel

The greening of flying and the integration of air transport systems are the priorities in European funding for research into air transport, according to top European Commission officials on the second day of the FP7 Transport Info Days event in Brussels from 28-29 September 2009.

Aero 'Info Day' focuses on next generation of air travel

Aero-researchers flock to Clean Sky JTI Information Day

The Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative held an 'Information Day' on 10 July 2009 to aid interested parties in responding to Clean Sky's first call for proposals. The event featured presentations by top-level EC officials and industrial researchers.

Aero-researchers flock to Clean Sky JTI Information Day

Aerodays 2005 – Strategic Research Agenda reaches new heights

The Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) presented the second edition of its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA-2) in Brussels on 30-31 March 2005. Two years after the launch of this R&D plan for the aeronautics sector, its scope and ambition has now been refined and expanded to address different future air transport scenarios.

Aerodays 2005 – Strategic Research Agenda reaches new heights

Aerodays 2011: help shape the future of aeronautics in Europe

Aerodays 2011: help shape the future of aeronautics in Europe

The European Commission and Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial in Spain invite you to register now for the sixth Community Aeronautics days in Madrid, 30 March-1 April 2011.

Aerodynamic Load Estimation at Extremes of the Flight Envelope

Aerodynamic Load Estimation at Extremes of the Flight Envelope

Aerodynamic Validation of Emission Reducing Technologies

Aerodynamic Validation of Emission Reducing Technologies

Aerodynamic and Thermal Load Interactions with Lightweight Advanced Materials for High-speed Flight

Aerodynamic and Thermal Load Interactions with Lightweight Advanced Materials for High-speed Flight

Aeronautic Study on Seamless Transport

Aeronautic Study on Seamless Transport

Aeronautical Application of Wrought Magnesium

Aeronautical Application of Wrought Magnesium

Aeronautical Surveillance and Planning by Advanced Satellite-Implemented Applications

Aeronautical Surveillance and Planning by Advanced Satellite-Implemented Applications

Aeronautics Information Day draws large audience

Aeronautics Information Day draws large audience

More than 400 people attended the aeronautics research Information Day on 6 February 2008 in Brussels. Jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research (DG RTD) and for Energy and Transport (DG TREN), the event was aimed at supporting the preparation of responses to the second FP7 call for proposals.

Aeronautics Research & Testing Infrastructures – Key for Europe's Competitiveness in Aviation

25th/ 26th February 2013 - Workshop on Aviation Research Infrastructures in Europe Appropriate research and testing infrastructures are essential for the competitiveness of Europe's aviation industry and also for the aviation related public research needs in Europe. An Independent Expert Group (IEG) had identified criteria for aviation research infrastructures that are strategic and important for Europe.

Aeronautics Research 2003 - 2006 projects

Project synopses - volume 1 - Research Projects from the first and second calls - (322 pages)

Aeronautics Research 2003 - 2006 projects

Aeronautics for Europe

A Partnership for Research and Technology and European Growth - (20 pages)

Aeronautics for Europe

Aerospace Nanotube Hybrid Composite Structures with Sensing and Actuating Capabilities

Aerospace Nanotube Hybrid Composite Structures with Sensing and Actuating Capabilities

Aerothermal Investigations on Turbine End-walls and Blades II

Aerothermal Investigations on Turbine End-walls and Blades II

Aggressive Intermediate Duct Aerodynamics for Competitive and Environmentally Friendly Jet Engines

Aggressive Intermediate Duct Aerodynamics for Competitive and Environmentally Friendly Jet Engines

Air

Air

Air Transport Net (AirTN) as one of the key enablers for the prosperous development of Aeronautics in Europe

Air Transport Net (AirTN) as one of the key enablers for the prosperous development of Aeronautics in Europe

Air transport in future

Air transport in future

AirTN launch signals heightened co-operation

On 15 March 2006, a new EU-funded network aimed at coordinating Europe-wide aeronautics research was launched at the Airbus facility in Hamburg. The Air Transport Net (AirTN) will place particular emphasis on bringing new EU Member States into the aerospace fold, offering important opportunities for industrial development in this sector in Eastern Europe.

AirTN launch signals heightened co-operation

Airborne Integrated Systems for Safety Improvement, Flight Hazard Protection and All Weather Operations

Airborne Integrated Systems for Safety Improvement, Flight Hazard Protection and All Weather Operations

Airborne New and Advanced Satellite techniques and Technologies in a System Integrated Approach

Airborne New and Advanced Satellite techniques and Technologies in a System Integrated Approach

Airborne Separation Assistance System – Thematic Network 2

Airborne Separation Assistance System – Thematic Network 2

Airbus giant flies into the history books

On 27 April 2004, thousands of plane enthusiasts watched as the Airbus A380, the world's largest ever passenger plane, took off on a successful four-hour test flight. The twin-deck ‘superjumbo’ landed safely in Toulouse, France, after circling the Bay of Biscay.

Airbus giant flies into the history books

Aircraft Emissions and Reduction Technologies

Aircraft Emissions and Reduction Technologies

Aircraft Integrated Structural Health Assessment

Aircraft Integrated Structural Health Assessment

Aircraft Integrated Structural Health Assessment II

Aircraft Integrated Structural Health Assessment II

Aircraft Reliability Through Intelligent Materials Application

Aircraft Reliability Through Intelligent Materials Application

Aircraft external noise research network and coordination

Aircraft external noise research network and coordination

Airport detection and Tracking Of dangerous Materials by passive and active sensors arrays

Airport detection and Tracking Of dangerous Materials by passive and active sensors arrays

All Condition Operations and Innovative Cockpit Infrastructure

All Condition Operations and Innovative Cockpit Infrastructure

All systems checked out in Awiator’s flight test

All systems checked out in Awiator’s flight test

As the skies fill up with all manner of winged vehicles, the aeronautics industry is under pressure to design more advanced, more efficient and more environmentally friendly aircraft. Awiator (Aircraft Wing with Advanced Technology Operation) is a groundbreaking EU-sponsored project aimed at developing new aircraft structures, reducing vortex hazards and structural weight, while improving low speed as well as cruise performance and flight procedures.

Alternative Fuels and Biofuels for Aircraft Development

Alternative Fuels and Biofuels for Aircraft Development

State of the Art - Background

An Alliance to Enhance the Maritime Testing Infrastructure in the EU

An Alliance to Enhance the Maritime Testing Infrastructure in the EU

The Hydro-Testing Alliance (HTA) will is an initiative that develops a formal and lasting structure to within the field of marine testing to coordinate the definition and introduction of novel measurement, observation and analysis technologies within hydrodynamic model testing environments. Coordination of development, the sharing of advanced equipment and dissemination of knowledge and guidelines will achieve a more integrated and efficient use of marine testing research capacities within Europe.

An Optical Fibre-based Sensor Intelligent System for Monitoring and Control of Exhaust Emissions from Road Vehicles

OPTO-EMI-SENSE involves the research and development of novel optical fibre-based sensors for monitoring exhaust gas emissions and temperature in modern road vehicles. Novel sensors will be deployed on board the vehicle to provide monitoring and control in order to minimise atmospheric pollution.

An Optical Fibre-based Sensor Intelligent System for Monitoring and Control of Exhaust Emissions from Road Vehicles

An effective response to road safety

An effective response to road safety

The APROSYS project held its final conference and exhibition on 17 and 18 February in Amsterdam. The project’s major achievements include the creation of a new dummy prototype designed for testing injuries to small females in side-impact crashes. The new design will feed into the worldwide harmonised standards for side-impact crash dummies.

An event of the Italian EU Presidency

Innovation in Transport is at a fundamental stage where significant improvements are in progress to match world-wide challenges.

Annual Activity Report 2010

Annual Activity Report 2010

The annual Activity Report of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation shows how our work drives forward an integrated and world-class research and innovation system in Europe. You can now find it online.

Annual NCP meeting in Brussels, 15 September 2011

The National Contact Points met with the Transport Directorate in Brussels on 15 September 2011. They exchanged practices and information to stay up to date. Their presentations and those of the European Commission are now available for you directly.

Annual NCP meeting in Brussels, 15 September 2011

Are in-vehicle technologies improving road safety?

As technology advances, vehicle manufacturers are incorporating more and more gadgets such as cell phones, satellite navigators and in-car video systems into vehicles. But what are the effects of these in-vehicle technologies (IVTs) on road safety? Ten European research partners are trying to determine how safe they really are.

Are in-vehicle technologies improving road safety?

Assessing vehicle compatibility in road accidents (Fimcar)

Traditionally, car crash safety testing has focused mainly on the protection of drivers and passengers in wall impact scenarios. The ‘Fimcar’ project has been looking more closely at real-world accidents and considering better ways to assess safety.

Assessment and Rehabilitation of Central European Highway Structures

Assessment and Rehabilitation of Central European Highway Structures

The overall goal of the proposed project is to develop ways of raising the standard of highway structures in the new Member States and Central and Eastern European Countries to the level necessary for their full economic integration into the EU and for the future development of the Union.

Assessment for future traffic demands and longer lives

Assessment for future traffic demands and longer lives

In order to double (or even treble) the transportation by rail over the next 20 years, the load capacity and the mean residual service life of railway bridges needs to be increased. the project determines methods by which this could be achieved.

Assessment of Life-cycle Effect of Repairs on Tankers

The ALERT project (Assessment of Life-cycle Effect of Repairs on Tankers) will undertake a thorough examination of the current practices of European industry in the field of ship repair, and to propose improvements to the underlying processes in consultation with industry.

Assessment of Life-cycle Effect of Repairs on Tankers

Attacking oil and chemical pollution in the Mediterranean (Argomarine)

The hundreds of energy- and chemical-related industrial sites located around the Mediterranean Sea represent a formidable challenge for environmental protection. The EU-funded Argomarine project has developed a system to make the task easier.

Automated Diagnosis for Helicopter Engines and Rotating parts

Automated Diagnosis for Helicopter Engines and Rotating parts

Automated Preform Fabrication by Dry Tow Placement

Automated Preform Fabrication by Dry Tow Placement

Automated Repair and Overhaul System for Aero Turbine Engine Components

Automated Repair and Overhaul System for Aero Turbine Engine Components

Automated digital fuel system design and simulation process

Automated digital fuel system design and simulation process

Automotive Chassis Development for 5-day Cars

The prime objective of AC-DC is to develop a concept, which radically enhances automotive manufacturing in order to achieve the high level of responsiveness required for a 5-day car according to customer specifications, and to validate/demonstrate the novel approach using the characteristic component lightweight chassis as a master.

Automotive Chassis Development for 5-day Cars

Autonomous Damage Detection and Vibration Control Systems

Autonomous Damage Detection and Vibration Control Systems

Aviation Safety Improvement Using Cost Benefit Analysis

Aviation Safety Improvement Using Cost Benefit Analysis

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Behavioral Modeling for Security in Airports

Behavioral Modeling for Security in Airports

Beijing hosts high-level workshop on aeronautics research

The EU-China Workshop on Aeronautics Research and Technological Development took place in Beijing on 15 April 2005. The aim was to discuss specific opportunities for co-operation with Chinese aeronautics researchers under European RTD programmes.

Beijing hosts high-level workshop on aeronautics research

Berlin Air Show and ‘Merging efforts’ - Russian participation in European research

Berlin Air Show and ‘Merging efforts’ - Russian participation in European research

In conjunction with the Berlin Air Show (ILA 2004), Russians and Europeans gathered at a major conference aimed at increasing collaboration in aeronautics research.

Berlin INNOTRANS 2006 conference looks forward

INNOTRANS is the international platform for buyers and sellers of passenger and freight transport technology. The event has become as an industry showcase, focusing on the state of the art in railway technologies, including both infrastructure and rolling stock.

Berlin INNOTRANS 2006 conference looks forward

Big boost for small air planes research in Central and Eastern Europe

Big boost for small air planes research in Central and Eastern Europe

Small aircraft carrying up to 19 passengers could be an attractive form of regional transport in areas that lack extensive transport infrastructure. The European Commission has set aside €25 million to fund a group of mostly Central and Eastern European partners to carry out research that will strengthen European competitiveness in this technology demanding sector. Their work focuses on developing modern engines at the right scale for use in an aircraft this size, while remaining safe, affordable and environmentally acceptable.

Blastworthy Textile-Based Luggage Containers for Aviation Safety

State of the Art - Background

Blastworthy Textile-Based Luggage Containers for Aviation Safety

Boat Hulls with Enhanced Performance

This ambitious project aims to develop new environmentally friendly manufacturing processes using lightweight fibre reinforced thermoplastic for the production of composite structural vehicles. As an example, the technology will be be used to produce an innovative semi-trailers and boat hull at lower cost, with enhanced performance and inherent recyclability.

Boat Hulls with Enhanced Performance

Broadband VHF Aeronautical Communications System Based on MC-CDMA

Broadband VHF Aeronautical Communications System Based on MC-CDMA

Brochure on waterborne research online

Brochure on waterborne research online

A new publication on research activities on waterborne transport supported under the EU's framework programmes for research can be downloaded and ordered online as of now.

Brussels hosts major transport conference ‘TRA 2010’

Brussels hosts major transport conference ‘TRA 2010’

The 2010 Transport Research Arena conference saw leading-edge researchers and top industrial players unveiling the latest prototypes and technologies, and exchanging ideas about how to solve modern-day transport problems, while high-level decision makers discussed public policies on mobility and transport.

Building cockpits for safer and more efficient aviation

Building cockpits for safer and more efficient aviation

The 'ALICIA' project is developing systems to improve the safety of landing and taxiing operations, and to increase the efficiency of the air transport network. The target date is 2020, but some technologies could be operational much sooner.

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C-ATM project delivers ambitious concept for air traffic

On 31 January 2006, the EU-funded C-ATM project (Co-operative air traffic management) held its final public forum. On the agenda was a new integrated air/ground operational concept, expected to dramatically improve the efficiency of the overall ATM network by providing more reliable and predictable service to airspace users.

C-ATM project delivers ambitious concept for air traffic

CAE is the National Contact Point for EU aeronautics research in China

CAE is the National Contact Point for EU aeronautics research in China

On 30 July 2009, the European Commission, together with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technologies (MIIT) of the People's Republic of China, launched a Call for Proposals aimed at enhancing international co-operation. The closing date is 14 January 2010.

CALM network brings groundbreaking workshop to Hungary

CALM network brings groundbreaking workshop to Hungary

Over 80 participants, representing EU Member States, the Commission, and academic, research and business institutions, met to discuss noise research on 13 September 2006 in Budapest. The CALM initiative is the result of close collaborative efforts between EU Research and Environment Directorates.

CALM noise reduction workshop lands in Hungary

Over 80 participants, representing EU Member States, the Commission, and academic, research and business institutions, met to discuss noise research on 13 September 2006 in Budapest. The CALM initiative is the result of close collaborative efforts between EU Research and Environment Directorates.

CALM noise reduction workshop lands in Hungary

CITYMOBIL: advanced road transport for the urban environment

Partners in the EU-funded CITYMOBIL project presented their work at the Podcar City International PRT conference on 1-2 October 2007 in Uppsala, Sweden.

CITYMOBIL: advanced road transport for the urban environment

CREating innovative Air transport Technologies for Europe

State of the Art - Background

CREating innovative Air transport Technologies for Europe

Cabin noise Reduction by Experimental and numerical Design Optimisation

Cabin noise Reduction by Experimental and numerical Design Optimisation

Call for proposals closed

As part of the Framework Programme for research, which funds excellent European science, the European Commission regularly launches calls for proposals. The call for proposals for transport research that was launched on 19 July 2011 closed on 1 December 2011, receiving more applications than last year.

Call for proposals closed

Call publication

Carbon Aware Travel CHoices in the climate-friendly world of tomorrow

Carbon Aware Travel CHoices in the climate-friendly world of tomorrow

Cargo crawlers: ship-surveying robots assist human inspectors

Historically, inspecting cargo ships for cracks, corrosion and other signs of wear has been time-consuming, expensive. For the inspectors who have to climb scaffolding it is also potentially dangerous. Seeking to ease these difficulties, the EU-funded project MINOAS has developed robots equipped with cameras and magnetic wheels that can scale walls and report back their findings – quickly, accurately and safely.

Cargo crawlers: ship-surveying robots assist human inspectors

Cars without drivers – not science fiction

During the recent 'car-free' day in Brussels, an event organised each year in conjunction with European Mobility Week, members of the public got a chance to try out the latest 'cybercars' – small autonomous vehicles for public transport.

Cars without drivers – not science fiction

Catenary Interface Monitoring Coherent sensing technology for electrical railway infrastructure and rolling stock for interoperable cross boundary transportation

In a deregulated EU rail market, the monitoring of the vehicle and infrastructure interface is mandatory for an enhanced availability of operation, which reduces costs. Condition monitoring becomes crucial when a rolling stock is crossing boundaries between independent infrastructure grids.

Catenary Interface Monitoring Coherent sensing technology for electrical railway infrastructure and rolling stock for interoperable cross boundary transportation

Cellular Structures for Impact Performance

Cellular Structures for Impact Performance

Central European Aeronautical Research Initiative

Central European Aeronautical Research Initiative

State of the Art - Background

Central European Research in Road Infrastructure

CERTAIN is a CA that aims to facilitate integration of the new Member States and other Central European countries into the established research and development community of the EU. The project will provide the clustering environment for EC research projects on road infrastructure.

Central European Research in Road Infrastructure

Citizens have their say at 'Move Together' final meeting

The groundbreaking Move Together project gathered average citizens from all EU Member States to assess the current state of urban transport research. Partners, participants and mobility stakeholders discussed the results of their work at a final meeting in Brussels on 7 December 2009.

Citizens have their say at 'Move Together' final meeting

City Logistics Research, a Transatlantic Perspective

A report of the first EU-U.S. Transportation Research Symposium on city logistics research held in May 30-31, 2013 in Washington D.C is now available online .

Citymobil pods

Citymobil pods

Citymobil pods

Citymobil pods

Citymobil pods

Citymobil pods

Civil Aircraft Security Against MANPADS

Civil Aircraft Security Against MANPADS

Clean Sky JTI

Bringing together EU-funded projects and major industrial stakeholders

Clean Sky JTI

Clean Sky project wins Innovation Award

Clean Sky project wins Innovation Award

TaxiBot, Clean Sky "Dispatch Towing Vehicle (DTV)" project won the Innovation Award at Inter Airport Europe in Munich.

Cleaner road transport highlighted at Göteborg conference

Cleaning up the road transport sector will be a key issue for the European Union’s next Research Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013). The TRA 2006 conference in Göteborg, Sweden, emphasised the ‘greening’ of road transport and featured many outstanding presentations on reducing carbon emissions, alternative fuels and vehicles, and reducing traffic noise.

Cleaner road transport highlighted at Göteborg conference

Clearance of Flight Control Laws using Optimisation

Clearance of Flight Control Laws using Optimisation

Co-modality - towards Optimised Integrated Chains in Freight Transport Logistics

Co-modality - towards Optimised Integrated Chains in Freight Transport Logistics

Co-operative Air Traffic Management

Co-operative Air Traffic Management

Co-operative Approach to Air Traffic Services

Co-operative Approach to Air Traffic Services

Co-operative Approach to Air Traffic Services II

Co-operative Approach to Air Traffic Services II

Collaborative and Robust Engineering using Simulation Capability Enabling Next Design Optimisation

Collaborative and Robust Engineering using Simulation Capability Enabling Next Design Optimisation

Commission announces smart investment in green PPPs

In July 2009, the European Commission held an 'information day' aimed at encouraging prospective researchers to respond to a first round of calls for proposals that will inject €268 million in three key market areas, including road transport.

Commission announces smart investment in green PPPs

Commission challenges road industry to ‘get green’

Speaking at the ERTRAC event in Brussels on 26 January 2009, European Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik called on road transport stakeholders to come up with a clear vision for the next generation of transport solutions by the middle of 2010.

Commission challenges road industry to ‘get green’

Commission hosts new Members States aeronautics workshop

Commission hosts new Members States aeronautics workshop

The recent enlargement of the EU has brought ten new Member States into the European fold, many of which have strong national aeronautics legacies. On 8 September 2005, a major workshop in Brussels addressed how to promote their involvement in European aeronautics and air transport research.

Commission launches first FP7 calls for proposals

The first call for proposals under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) have been launched. Research on Transport (including Aeronautics), will be funded under the specific programme on 'Co-operation'.

Commission launches first FP7 calls for proposals

Commission launches new Aeronautics call for proposals

New calls for proposals have been published for the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) thematic priority area of ‘Aeronautics and Space’. Specifically in the area of Aeronautics, the announcement makes an additional €300 million available for new integrated projects (IPs), networks of excellence (NoEs), specific targeted research projects (STREPs), and coordination actions (CAs).

Commission launches new Aeronautics call for proposals

Commission launches new Surface Transport calls for proposals

New calls have been published for the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) priority thematic area of ‘Sustainable surface transport’. The move makes an additional €155 million available for new integrated projects (IPs), networks of excellence (NoEs), specific targeted research projects (STREPs), coordination actions (CAs) and specific support actions (SSAs).

Commission launches new Surface Transport calls for proposals

Commission moves to improve cross-border rail transport

Under successive EU Framework Programmes, community research has developed innovative technologies and solutions to facilitate cross-border rail transport operations. Now, the European Commission has announced new steps aimed at improving cross-acceptance of rail products.

Commission moves to improve cross-border rail transport

Commission names new projects for greener and more competitive air transport

Commission names new projects for greener and more competitive air transport

An EU-wide call for research proposals in aeronautics and air transport has resulted in the selection of thirty-six outstanding and innovative projects, to be funded under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).

Commission presents 'Info Day' on Aeronautics call for proposals

European Commission officials urged potential researchers to put forward new proposals at the Aeronautics Research 'Information Day' in Brussels. The latest call was published on 20 July 2010.

Commission presents 'Info Day' on Aeronautics call for proposals

Commission pushes for new 'Green Car' research proposals

Commission pushes for new 'Green Car' research proposals

At an FP7 'Information Day' in Brussels, European Commission officials urged potential researchers to put forward new proposals for research under the 'Green Cars' public-private partnership.

Commission responds to Clean Sky evaluation

The European Commission has issued its response to the first Clean Sky JTI interim evaluation, which also served as input for the Commission Communication on Partnering in Research and Innovation that was adopted on 21 September 2011.

Commission responds to Clean Sky evaluation

Commission sets out its policies for Europe's aerospace industry

The European Commission has presented a Communication on aerospace, identifying the steps needed to improve the political and regulatory framework affecting the competitiveness of this key industry. The Communication is the Commission's response to the analyses and prescriptions of the 'STAR 21' Report, presented by the European Advisory Group on Aerospace in 2002.

Commission sets out its policies for Europe's aerospace industry

Commission takes on climate change and road transport

Commission takes on climate change and road transport

The European Commission has made the 'greening' of transport a major priority and that focus was clear when EC representatives addressed participants at this year's TRA conference in Ljubljana.

Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn will attend Transport Research Arena

Computation of Coaxial Jet Noise

Concepts to reduce environmental impact and attain optimal transport performance by inland navigation

Concepts to reduce environmental impact and attain optimal transport performance by inland navigation

CREATING will improve competitive transportation in inland waterway systems by introducing new logistical and vessel concepts with optimised performance on hydrodynamics, fuel economy and environmental impact, thus improving safety and efficiency.

Concerted Innovative Approaches, Strategies, Solutions and Services Improving Mobility and European Tourism

Concerted Innovative Approaches, Strategies, Solutions and Services Improving Mobility and European Tourism

Concorde killed by mounting competition and costs

After almost 34 years of putting chic in the air, Concorde can no longer compete in an era where first class travel is a luxury businesses can’t afford any more.

Concorde killed by mounting competition and costs

Configurations for Future Air Transport - "How to Prepare the Future"

Wednesday, 24th October 2012, 9h00 to 17h30 at the European Commission, Covent garden 2, ERCEA Room 00 SDR2, Place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels.

Configurations for Future Air Transport - "How to Prepare the Future"

Wednesday, 24th October 2012, 9h00 to 17h30 at the European Commission, Covent garden 2, ERCEA Room 00 SDR2, Place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels.

Connecting LOng and Short-distance networks for Efficient tRansport

Connecting LOng and Short-distance networks for Efficient tRansport

Consultation on future EU Research and Innovation Common Strategic Framework

On 9 February 2011, the European Commission presented a Green Paper that proposes major changes to the EU research and innovation funding process, making participation easier, increasing scientific and economic impact and providing better value for money.

Consultation on future EU Research and Innovation Common Strategic Framework

Container Handling in Intermodal Nodes - Optimal and Secure!

Container Handling in Intermodal Nodes - Optimal and Secure!

Transport operators currently face several challenges, which are driven by commercial, legal/security and technical factors. CHINOS will support operators to exploit these challenges in the best possible way by employing innovative IT technology solutions such as radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. This combination of commercial and security issues in one approach makes CHINOS quite unique.

Containers get a redesign to pack more in: Tellibox

Shipping containers are crucial for European and global trade and yet concerns about capacity and efficiency and potential environmental drawbacks have led for calls for a redesign. Tellibox, an EU funded project, has done exactly that, successfully demonstrating the MegaSwapBox – a 100 metre-cubed container that can be loaded from three sides and is compatible with multiple transport modes.

Containers get a redesign to pack more in: Tellibox

Contract-based Air Transportation System

Contract-based Air Transportation System

Cooling of Seat Electronic box and cabin Equipment

Cooling of Seat Electronic box and cabin Equipment

Coordinated Academic RTD and Education Supporting Innovation in Marine Industries

CAREMAR focuses on mechanisms to link European universities’ expertise with the research, education and technology needs of the marine technology and related sciences sector, by providing a platform coordinating universities’ expertise, and mobilising their skills and resources to support industry.

Coordinated Academic RTD and Education Supporting Innovation in Marine Industries

Coordinating Noise Transportation Research and Engineering Solutions

Coordinating Noise Transportation Research and Engineering Solutions

CANTOR brings together a number of the major European academic/research institutes in acoustic research, and engages a series of experts from government agencies and the vehicle manufacturing industry chain (from system to component level for both road and rail), to focus on a way of improving vehicle noise performance.

Coordination Action for the European Strategic Agenda of Research on Intermodalism and Logistics

Intermodal transport will supply more capacity, but this can only be achieved with a coordinated innovation agenda and various activities. Thus, it is necessary to bring together people with decision-making capabilities to influence the planning of research and technology programmes, hence the European Intermodal Research Advisory Council (EIRAC).

Coordination Action for the European Strategic Agenda of Research on Intermodalism and Logistics

Coordination Action of Ports for integration Of Efficient Innovations and development of adequate Research, development and innovation Activities

CAPOEIRA will concentrate on maximizing the opportunities for successfull research, development and innovation (RDI) in the field of freight transport activities in ports. These issues will be addressed as three separate topics: seaport interface, land-port interface, and port information and communication. Recommendations for future RDI projects for European ports will be developed through workshops by bringing together the main stakeholders from European ports: port associations, technology platforms, research projects and advisory councils.

Coordination Action of Ports for integration Of Efficient Innovations and development of adequate Research, development and innovation Activities

Coordination Action on Advanced Sandwich Structures in the Transportation Industry

Coordination Action on Advanced Sandwich Structures in the Transportation Industry

SAND.CORe aims to foster the application of innovative sandwich structures in European transport systems, particularly in the maritime and rail sectors. This will be done by:

Coordination Action to Implement an Advisory Council for Maritime Transport Research in Europe

ACMARE aims at supporting the European Technology Platform WATERBORNE, to which all stakeholders in the maritime industry and waterborne transport have developed a medium to long-term vision, assess the key challenges, formulate R&D actions to meet these challenges in a strategic research agenda (SRA), set out an implementation plan, and promote the mobilisation of necessary resources.

Coordination Action to Implement an Advisory Council for Maritime Transport Research in Europe

Coordination of CONcepts for NEw Collective Transport

Coordination of CONcepts for NEw Collective Transport

The scope of this proposal is flexible collective mobility services (FCMS). This covers all forms of intermediate transport which may be classified as flexible and collective. The use of urban collective transport for passenger traffic and small goods traffic has important potential from the viewpoint of environment and city logistics. There are considerable possibilities to reduce (gasoline-fuelled) private traffic, save operating costs and increase the level of service experienced by the passenger whilst also encouraging the promotion of small alternatively-fuelled vehicles.

Cost Efficient Advanced Leading Edge Structure 2

Cost Efficient Advanced Leading Edge Structure 2

Cost efficiency

Cost efficiency

Cost-Effective Small AiRcraft

Cost-Effective Small AiRcraft

Cost-Effective and Environmentally Sound Dismantling of Obsolete Vessels

This research project addresses the ship-recycling problem by developing innovative dismantling and recycling procedures, developing a decision support system (DSS) for the ship-breaking industry and by validating the proposed tools and methodologies through a real case study.

Cost-Effective and Environmentally Sound Dismantling of Obsolete Vessels

Cost-effective Inspection and Structural Maintenance for Ship Safety and Environmental Protection throughout its Life Cycle

Cost-effective Inspection and Structural Maintenance for Ship Safety and Environmental Protection throughout its Life Cycle

The project aims at significantly improving the reliability of assessing a ship’s condition, by attaching all measurements performed on an operating ship to a numerical 3D model of the ship. This will enable both the electronic exchange of data between maritime actors and a 3D visualisation of the condition of the ship’s structure.

Crosswind-reduced separations for departure operations

Crosswind-reduced separations for departure operations

Customer satisfaction and safety

Customer satisfaction and safety

D

DEmonstration of LIdar-based Clear Air Turbulence detection

DEmonstration of LIdar-based Clear Air Turbulence detection

DEveloping the MObility CRedits Integrated platform enabling travellers to improve urban TranspOrt Sustainability

DEveloping the MObility CRedits Integrated platform enabling travellers to improve urban TranspOrt Sustainability

DREAM Integrated Project delivers encouraging results

DREAM Integrated Project delivers encouraging results

In the last 4 years, the DREAM EU-funded research project (valiDation of Radical Engine Architecture systeMs) has concentrated its efforts around innovative technologies for aeroengines and in particular on the open rotor architecture with potential fuel savings of up to 20% compared to state of the art turbofan.

DaimlerChrysler is world's biggest corporate spender on research and development

A new study shows European automaker DaimlerChrysler spends more money on R&D than any other company in the world. Unfortunately, says the EU, not enough European companies are following its example.

DaimlerChrysler is world's biggest corporate spender on research and development

Decision-Support System for Ship Operation in Rough Weather

Decision-Support System for Ship Operation in Rough Weather

The aim of the project is to develop a decision-support system that will help shipmasters to deal with their ships’ performance in waves, improving the operational factors connected to operability and availability.

Decision-support System for Ships in Degraded Condition

DSS_DC develops decision-support tools for handling crisis situations onboard cruise ships, oil tankers and other ships. The situations covered are problems in propulsion systems, hull damage and intentional grounding – including in adverse weather conditions. Co-operation tools for use onboard and between ship and shore will also be developed.

Decision-support System for Ships in Degraded Condition

Demonstrating better urban road transport solutions (Straightsol)

The EU-funded Straightsol project is piloting new systems and solutions for improved city transport, with a focus on better, safer and more efficient parcel and freight delivery.

Demonstration of ANemometry InstrumEnt based on Laser

Demonstration of ANemometry InstrumEnt based on Laser

Demonstration of LIDAR-based wake vortex detection system incorporating an Atmospheric Hazard Map

State of the Art - Background

Demonstration of LIDAR-based wake vortex detection system incorporating an Atmospheric Hazard Map

Design of Improved and Competitive Products using an Integrated Decision-support System for Ship Production and Operation

Design of Improved and Competitive Products using an Integrated Decision-support System for Ship Production and Operation

The principal objective of the IMPROVE project is to develop three new generations of ships in an integrated multiple criteria decision-making environment. This will use advanced design synthesis and analysis techniques at the earliest stage of the design process, which innovatively considers structure, production, operational aspects, performance and safety criteria on a concurrent basis.

Design of Universal Accessibility Systems for Public Transport

This project wants to promote the networking and coordination of R&D activities in the field of universal design of accessibility systems for public transport with a comprehensive group of stakeholders who have a view to achieving equality of access to public transport in the EU.

Design of Universal Accessibility Systems for Public Transport

Design of an Innovative System for the Drive and Control of Port Cranes for Safe Remote Operation

This project focuses on port cranes to increase their performance and safety and human operator working conditions, thus eliminating the gap between theoretical and real productivity (lifts/hour) of cranes. The core problem of crane productivity is the loss of efficiency from the human operator due to the stressful working conditions inside the crane cabin. SECURCRANE will develop a remote crane control, and an innovative anti-sway device, providing the operator with all information physically ‘sensed and seen’ in his position onboard so that a 3D television image supplies the driver at a remote site with the same information/functions as he had from the crane cabin seat.

Design of an Innovative System for the Drive and Control of Port Cranes for Safe Remote Operation

Design, Operation and Regulation for Safety

Design, Operation and Regulation for Safety

SAFEDOR will be the first project to develop a risk-based maritime regulatory framework and tools to achieve cost-effective safety by treating it as an objective and not as a constraint. Novel ship designs, which cannot be approved at the moment but are expected to be as safe as current ships, can then be approved.

Design, Simulation and Flight Reynolds-Number Testing for Advanced High-Lift Solutions

Design, Simulation and Flight Reynolds-Number Testing for Advanced High-Lift Solutions

Detached Eddy Simulation for Industrial Aerodynamics

Detached Eddy Simulation for Industrial Aerodynamics

Detailed Multi-Physics Modelling of Friction Stir Welding

Detailed Multi-Physics Modelling of Friction Stir Welding

Developing Aircraft Photonic Networks

Developing Aircraft Photonic Networks

Developing Lightweight Modules for Transport Systems featuring Efficient Production and Life-cycle Benefits at Structural and Functional Integrity using Risk-based Design

Developing Lightweight Modules for Transport Systems featuring Efficient Production and Life-cycle Benefits at Structural and Functional Integrity using Risk-based Design

DE-LIGHT Transport aims to develop new solutions, methods and tools for the design, production, integration and testing of complex modular lightweight structures in ships, intermodal transport containers and railway vehicles. Focus is given to the development of multi-material modules with a higher degree of pre-outfitting, as compared to the optimization of structural components which was mainly done in previous projects. Results will be used and demonstrated in large scale prototypes for six application cases.

Development and Innovation for Advanced ManufacturIng of Thermoplastics

Development and Innovation for Advanced ManufacturIng of Thermoplastics

Development of Advanced Actuation Concepts to Provide a Step Change in Technology Use in Future Aero-engine Control Systems

Development of Advanced Actuation Concepts to Provide a Step Change in Technology Use in Future Aero-engine Control Systems

Development of Best Practices and Identification of Breakthrough Technologies in Automotive Engineering Simulation

The project will bring together major players from the automotive industry across Europe. They will discuss, debate and document various aspects related to the effective use of engineering simulation techniques such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics and multi body simulation.

Development of Best Practices and Identification of Breakthrough Technologies in Automotive Engineering Simulation

Development of Innovative and Advanced Laminates for Future Aircraft Structure

Development of Innovative and Advanced Laminates for Future Aircraft Structure

Development of New Magnesium Forming Technologies for the Aeronautics Industry

Development of New Magnesium Forming Technologies for the Aeronautics Industry

Development of Short Distance Welding Concepts for Airframes

Development of Short Distance Welding Concepts for Airframes

Development of Technology Building Blocks for Structural Health-Monitoring Sensing Devices In Aeronautics

Development of Technology Building Blocks for Structural Health-Monitoring Sensing Devices In Aeronautics

Development of an Innovative Ground-Penetrating Radar System for Fast and Efficient Monitoring of Rail-Track Substructure Conditions

The continuous assessment of substructure conditions is a key need for rail-track maintenance activities. The SAFE-RAIL project tackles technological gaps that limit state-of-the-art systems by developing an innovative radar for fast and accurate monitoring of rail track substructure conditions.

Development of an Innovative Ground-Penetrating Radar System for Fast and Efficient Monitoring of Rail-Track Substructure Conditions

Development of an innovative LIDAR technology for new generation ATM paradigms

Development of an innovative LIDAR technology for new generation ATM paradigms

Background

Development of an operationally driven airspace traffic structure for high-density high-complexity areas based on the use of dynamic airspace and multi-layered planning

Development of an operationally driven airspace traffic structure for high-density high-complexity areas based on the use of dynamic airspace and multi-layered planning

Development of new intermodal loading units and dedicated adaptors for the trimodal transport of bulk materials in Europe

Development of new intermodal loading units and dedicated adaptors for the trimodal transport of bulk materials in Europe

This project targets the development of new intermodal loading units (container plus adapter) including devices such as the ISO bulk container, roll-off container, capable adaptors and mobile fixtures suitable for the trimodal transport of bulk and packaged goods on road, railway and inland waterways.

Development of the New Thermal Spraying Equipment and Technology for Production of Components for Marine Transport Engines

Development of the New Thermal Spraying Equipment and Technology for Production of Components for Marine Transport Engines

The improved maintenance and reliability behaviour of two-stroke diesel engines are becoming the key factors for final users and industrial suppliers. The project objectives, therefore, are as follows:

Diesel Engines conference set for Valencia

Diesel Engines conference set for Valencia

On 7-10 September 2004, the third edition of the THIESEL Conference on ‘Thermo- and fluid dynamic processes in diesel engines’ will take place in Valencia, Spain. Specialists from the research and academic worlds will meet with policy-makers to discuss and exchange ideas on diesel engine operation. Specific sessions will focus on the European Network of Excellence in ‘Energy conversion in engines” (ECO-ENGINES).

Digitally Adjustable Tooling for manufacturing of Aircraft panels using multi-point FORMing methodology

Digitally Adjustable Tooling for manufacturing of Aircraft panels using multi-point FORMing methodology

Displaying the latest road transport solutions

Displaying the latest road transport solutions

Covering three floors in Ljubljana's largest conference centre, the TRA 2008 exhibition space will showcase the latest technological innovations and road transport solutions for the future.

Distributed and Redundant Electro-mechanical nose wheel Steering System

Distributed and Redundant Electro-mechanical nose wheel Steering System

Distributed equipment Independent environment for Advanced avioNic Applications

Distributed equipment Independent environment for Advanced avioNic Applications

Double Inverted Funnel for Intervention on Shipwrecks

Double Inverted Funnel for Intervention on Shipwrecks

The scope of the DIFIS project is the study, design (including costing, planning, deployment procedures, etc.) and validation of an EU reference method for the prompt and cost-effective intervention and remediation of tanker wrecks, dealing with eventual leaks and recuperating the fuel trapped in their tanks, even at considerable depths. The proposed method will be of general applicability so long as the trapped pollutant does not dissolve and is of lower density than seawater.

Draft Work Programme 2012 online now

Draft Work Programme 2012 online now

Draft Work Programme 2013 online now

Draft Work Programme 2013 online now

Drive an Mg and lose weight – it’s better for the environment

The automotive industry is contributing to reducing carbon dioxide emissions through voluntary commitments that are spurring intensive R&D efforts across Europe. A weight loss program for cars is one major component of this effort – and magnesium is a material of choice.

Drive an Mg and lose weight – it’s better for the environment

Driverless Heathrow pods demonstrate the unimaginable

London Heathrow airport has recently introduced driverless pods to connect Terminal 5 with its car parks, replacing a regular bus service. A hit with travellers and techies alike, these pods are being introduced on the road with support from the European Commission’s Framework Programme for research.

Driverless Heathrow pods demonstrate the unimaginable

Driving innovations - a short movie

Driving innovations - a short movie

E

E-CAero to hold Workshop on disseminating science and technology

On 19-20 April 2010, the EU-funded 'E-CAero' initiative will hold its first European Workshop on enhancing the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge.

E-CAero to hold Workshop on disseminating science and technology

E-enabled Cabin and Associated Logistics for Improved Passenger Services and Operational Efficiency

E-enabled Cabin and Associated Logistics for Improved Passenger Services and Operational Efficiency

EARPA conference gathers main road transport players

More than 100 participants, including EARPA members, EU officials and European transport stakeholders, attended the EARPA conference on 9-10 March 2006 in Brussels. The event featured overviews of EARPA activities and EU transport research initiatives, and focused discussions addressing the conference theme, ‘The future of automotive research’.

EARPA conference gathers main road transport players

ECARE sponsors SME conference at Paris Air Show

The EU-funded ECARE project aims to increase awareness of aeronautics-related activities under the Union’s Research Framework Programme and to encourage the participation of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). At this year’s Paris Air Show, ECARE participants, EU officials and representatives of both big and small companies met to discuss how to move forward on Europe’s research agenda.

ECARE sponsors SME conference at Paris Air Show

EFFective Operation in poRTS

The European economy depends highly on the effecient operations of ports. Most of European trade passes through portsand this will continue to do so: a doubling of transport volumes is expected in the next 15 years.

EFFective Operation in poRTS

ENvironmentally Friendly, InterCity Aircraft powered by Fuel Cells

ENvironmentally Friendly, InterCity Aircraft powered by Fuel Cells

ERRAC

ERRAC

ERRAC Plenary revisits railway vision

The 14th Plenary meeting of the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC) took place in Berlin in conjunction with the INNOTRANS 2006 conference. ERRAC members had a unique opportunity to see and discuss a range of exciting new developments in the European railway sector.

ERRAC Plenary revisits railway vision

ERRAC seminar highlights railway challenges

The European rail sector is responding to growing demand for transport in an enlarged European Union. On 12 October 2005, high-level representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), met with researchers, members of the rail industry and other stakeholders to discuss strategic and sustainable transport solutions.

ERRAC seminar highlights railway challenges

ERTRAC

ERTRAC

ERTRAC delivers Strategic Research Agenda for road transport

ERTRAC delivers Strategic Research Agenda for road transport

On 2 February 2005, in front of members of the press, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) delivered its comprehensive Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) to the European Commission in Sterrebeek, Belgium. The SRA identifies key scientific and technological priorities for road transport until 2020.

ERTRAC talks road transport at Technology Platforms event

On 4 May, 2006, ERTRAC Chairman Rudy Kunze presented the views of the road research and industrial communities at the European Technology Platforms (ETPs) conference in Vienna. ERTRAC (the European Road transport Research Advisory Council) was one of the first Technology Platforms to be established and remains a model for effective, goal-oriented European co-operation.

ERTRAC talks road transport at Technology Platforms event

EU Research Priorities

EU Research Priorities

European transport research under the Seventh Framework Programme

EU Research in Road Transport

(40 pages)

EU Research in Road Transport

EU Security Research initiative grabs aeronautics sector's attention

EU Security Research initiative grabs aeronautics sector's attention

Representatives from large and small aeronautics companies across Europe flocked to the Commission's Security Research Information Day in Brussels on 25 March to learn about this unprecedented initiative in European homeland security.

EU and European Technology Platforms lead Green Cars discussion

Hundreds of delegates gathered in Valencia, Spain, to discuss the role of Public-Private Partnerships in the European economic recovery. On the agenda was the European Green Cars Initiative, providing financial support for research into the green technologies that will propel the cars, trucks and buses of the future.

EU and European Technology Platforms lead Green Cars discussion

EU and India – strategic research partners

The European land transport industries have many of the technologies India needs as it faces growing transport challenges, while Indian scientists have considerable technological expertise to share with European transport researchers. At the ‘EU-India Workshop on Co-operation in Road Transport R&D’, the two sides came together to pursue new industrial and research partnerships.

EU and India – strategic research partners

EU and Russia agree to work more closely in aeronautics research

EU and Russia agree to work more closely in aeronautics research

On 18 June 2007, at the Paris Air Show, the EU and Russia signed an agreement to work together more closely in the field of aeronautics research. As part of the overall objective of creating an EU-Russia common space of research and education, a new aeronautics Working Group will be set up, joining others in areas such as energy, food, life sciences and nanotechnologies.

EU and Russia sign Joint Statement on rail transport research co-operation

A ‘kick-off’ workshop on EU-Russia co-operation on rail transport research took place in Moscow on 20-22 April 2006. The result was a new ‘EU- Russian Railway Research Joint Statement’ and an ‘Action Plan’ aimed at establishing an operational platform for EU-Russian collaboration in this strategic transport arena.

EU and Russia sign Joint Statement on rail transport research co-operation

EU and Russians meet on aeronautics co-operation

On 27-28 April 2006, a major conference brought EU and the Russian Federation representatives together in Brussels to discuss increasing collaboration in aeronautics research. Present were Europe’s leading aerospace firms and research institutes and their Russian counterparts to discuss topics of mutual interest, ongoing co-operative efforts, and new opportunities for funding under the EU’s Research Framework Programme.

EU and Russians meet on aeronautics co-operation

EU and South Africa to co-operate on surface transport research

European Union and South African officials met in Pretoria and Stellenbosch on 10-14 July 2007, agreeing an Action Plan and adopting a Joint Statement on co-operative surface transport R&D.

EU and South Africa to co-operate on surface transport research

EU and industry come together at EARPA conference

EU and industry come together at EARPA conference

On 4-5 November 2009, EARPA members, EU officials and European road transport stakeholders came together in Brussels to review activities and research initiatives, and discuss the future of the automotive sector.

EU at the steering wheel of road safety

EU at the steering wheel of road safety

EU-funded research for efficient, clean and safe road transport - (49 pages)

EU citizens and decision makers 'MOVE TOGETHER' on urban mobility

EU citizens and decision makers 'MOVE TOGETHER' on urban mobility

Improving public transport in the Union's major cities means satisfying a complex range of economic, environmental and social demands. The groundbreaking MOVE TOGETHER project includes average citizens from all EU Member States, working to ensure that people in high places get the message from down in the streets.

EU innovation on Facebook taps into social networking trend

EU innovation on Facebook taps into social networking trend

The European Commission's 'Innovation Union' page on Facebook gives web surfers a chance to learn about and discuss EU research and innovation activities.

EU launches major bus project in Rome

The EBSF project will see new vehicle and infrastructure concepts as well as new energy, operational and public information schemes in some of Europe's most important cities, including Rome, Gothenburg, Madrid, Bremerhaven, Nantes and others.

EU launches major bus project in Rome

EU launches major series of calls for transport research proposals

The European Union is making available new funding for key transport research initiatives. Calls for proposals have been launched under the 'Green Cars', 'Ocean of tomorrow' and 'ERA-NET' initiatives, while new international co-operative research with China and Russia will also be funded. 'Information Days' events are set to support calls.

EU launches major series of calls for transport research proposals

EU launches new calls for transport research proposals

The European Commission is making new funding available for key transport research initiatives.

EU launches new calls for transport research proposals

EU launches ‘MODBRAKE’ for rail interoperability

EU launches ‘MODBRAKE’ for rail interoperability

The EU-funded MODBRAKE project, aimed at developing and interchangeable brake systems, kicked off on 27 June 2006 in Brussels. European Commission officials say it represents an important contribution to the practical implementation of railway interoperability across Europe.

EU moving forward on road research

The second Road Research Meeting of the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) took place in Brussels on 14-16 June 2005. The event featured an in-depth look at the next EU Framework Programme (FP7) and the launch of ‘Transport Research Arena 2006’, a major conference set to take place in Göteborg next summer.

EU moving forward on road research

EU projects say transport networks vulnerable to climate change

EU projects say transport networks vulnerable to climate change

Every year, severe weather events wreak havoc on roads, railways and waterways across Europe. A number of EU-funded researcher projects are trying to understand how climate change could affect transport, and looking for ways to prepare for and mitigate the effects.

EU publication underscores key issues in aeronautics

Of all types of transport, aviation has experienced by far the most growth in recent decades and, on current form, this trend appears likely to continue for the foreseeable future. As vast as the sky may seem, this level of traffic density poses real challenges to policy-makers, such as how to deal with flight delays and concerns about safety and the environment. This according to an EU publication now available in 11 EU languages.

EU publication underscores key issues in aeronautics

EU research for crucial aero engine assessment

EU research for crucial aero engine assessment

EU-funded ‘HEATTOP’ and ‘EVI-GTI’ initiatives are looking for new ways to measure important turbofan engine parameters.

EU research shares stage with global 'Tara' expedition

EU research shares stage with global 'Tara' expedition

Cutting-edge marine and maritime research was on display as the European Commission and the 'Tara Oceans' project crossed paths in Barcelona on 1 October 2009. Researchers from across Europe and around the world presented the latest work on biodiversity, aquaculture, blue biotech and climate change, while toasting the Tara as it embarks on a round-the-world scientific expedition.

EU research targets marine oil spills

A new EU-funded research project is developing monitoring and recognition systems to combat pollution caused by maritime transport and other marine activities.

EU research targets marine oil spills

EU researchers focus on transport's security role

Advanced communications and surveillance technologies for the transport sector will play a critical role in European security as seen in the strong turnout of transport researchers and company representatives at the European Commission's Security Research Information Day in Brussels on 25 March 2004.

EU researchers focus on transport's security role

EU tackles noise pollution in the environment

EU tackles noise pollution in the environment

Surveys have shown that, for the public, environmental noise is now as big a perceived problem as global warming. With air traffic looking set to continue increasing by 5% a year, noise pollution from aircraft could add to this already troubling statistic. Intensive research is still required to boost political and technological progress in the field of environmental noise pollution. A European network called CALM has spent the past three years examining noise abatement research and technology to provide guidance to policy-makers in the transport and environment sectors.

EU transport research goes to China

A delegation from the European Commission’s DG Research Transport Directorate travelled to Beijing in October 2007, with the aim of bringing Europe and China closer together on transport research. Meetings targeted Chinese government institutions, academia and industry and focussed on the identification of future collaborative projects.

EU transport research goes to China

EU welcomes expanded Toyota technical centre in Belgium

European officials have welcomed the inauguration of an expanded research facility by Japanese automotive giant Toyota. The centre, located in Zaventem, Belgium, represents a total investment of €130 million per year and will employ 580 people.

EU welcomes expanded Toyota technical centre in Belgium

EU-China Aeronautics Workshop to take place in Beijing

The EU-China Workshop on Aeronautics Research and Technological Development will take place in Beijing on Friday, 15 April 2005. The aim is to discuss possibilities for co-operation with Chinese aeronautics researchers under European RTD programmes and to identify wider possibilities for collaboration.

EU-China Aeronautics Workshop to take place in Beijing

EU-Japan meeting on Science and Technology in Tokyo

On Friday 21 June 2013, Robert-Jan Smits, European Commission Director-General for Research and Innovation and H.E. Shin Maruo, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Japan met in Tokyo.

EU-Russia co-operation in aeronautics research takes another leap forward

On 28-30 March 2007, EU and Russian researchers, policy makers and business people met in Moscow to identify topics of mutual interest and potential collaboration in the field of aeronautics research for 2008 and beyond. The event was the third in a series of high-level workshops aimed at strengthening the strategic partnership between two world powers.

EU-Russia co-operation in aeronautics research takes another leap forward

EU-Russia ‘Co-operation in Aeronautics Research’ Workshop set for October 2003

Against a backdrop of increasing co-operation between the EU and Russia in industrial research and development, a workshop is now being organised on the opportunities for both European and Russian Aeronautics researchers under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

EU-Russia ‘Co-operation in Aeronautics Research’ Workshop set for October 2003

EU-US cooperation agreement in transport research...

EU-funded 'EFFORTS' project sees successful conclusion

Partners in the EFFORTS project, looking at operational performance, strategic planning and environmental concerns in the European seaport industry, have held their final meeting in Hamburg. EU officials say the initiative has made a valuable contribution to a crucial economic sector.

EU-funded 'EFFORTS' project sees successful conclusion

EU-funded CLEVER prototype makes exciting debut

CLEVER is a three-metre-long and one-metre-wide tilting three-wheeler with room for a driver and one passenger, developed with EU support and aimed at alleviating rising urban transport congestion. On 10 April 2006, this sleek and exciting new vehicle was unveiled in Berlin where project partners, journalists and interested parties were allowed to test drive it for themselves.

EU-funded CLEVER prototype makes exciting debut

EU-funded fuel cell vehicle performs like conventional car

The HyTRAN vehicle is an electric prototype equipped with a complete fuel cell system. Essentially a modified Fiat Panda, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 13 seconds.

EU-funded fuel cell vehicle performs like conventional car

EU-funded safety at sea project has worldwide impact

The results of the ‘HARDER’ project have been incorporated into the revised IMO SOLAS regulations on safety and stability of passenger vessels, applied to shipping around the globe.

EU-funded safety at sea project has worldwide impact

EU-funded ‘ANTLE’ and ‘CLEAN’ projects see successful conclusion

Two major five-year research initiatives aimed at cleaning up European air transport have been completed successfully. Together, the ANTLE and CLEAN projects make up the ‘EEAFE’ initiative, targeting reduced aircraft engine CO2 and NOx emissions, improved reliability, lower ownership and life cycle costs and shorter time to market.

EU-funded ‘ANTLE’ and ‘CLEAN’ projects see successful conclusion

EU-funded ‘HyHEELS’ takes new approach to fuel cells

The HyHEELS project (Hybrid high-energy electrical storage) is developing an ‘UltraCap’ energy storage system that is suitable for hybrid and fuel cell automotive applications. Partners say HyHEELs is an important step in the drive towards ‘well to wheel’ energy efficiency.

EU-funded ‘HyHEELS’ takes new approach to fuel cells

EU-funded ‘HyICE’ project a major step forward for hydrogen

EU-funded ‘HyICE’ project a major step forward for hydrogen

On 27 February 2007, project partners, invited guests and members of the press heard coordinators and EU officials at BMW Group’s Research and Technology facility in Munich describe the HyICE project as a resounding success and a model of the Commission’s Integrated Project (IP) formula.

EUROAVIA student association – preparing the future aeronautics workforce

EUROAVIA student association – preparing the future aeronautics workforce

Ignore aerospace students at your peril, was the message that EUROAVIA tried to get across to industry and policy-makers at the recent ACARE-hosted workshop to consider what measures are needed to ensure the quality aerospace’s future engineering workforce.

EUROLIFT – improving the design of transport aircraft

The European High Lift Programme, or EUROLIFT, is developing new tools to reduce the time it takes to design improved freight and passenger aircraft.

EUROLIFT – improving the design of transport aircraft

EXTreme ICing Environment

EXTreme ICing Environment

Ecological and Economical Development of Innovative Strategy and Process for Clean Maintenance, Dismantling and Further Recycling of Vehicle Parts

Ecological and Economical Development of Innovative Strategy and Process for Clean Maintenance, Dismantling and Further Recycling of Vehicle Parts

This project is about the eco-conception of automobiles by using adhesive joining technologies, which include active systems providing for further easy dismantling of bonded parts, at the end of a vehicle’s life or at a maintenance stage, and finding the technologies for activating these systems.

Economic Advanced Shaping Processes for Integral Structures

Economic Advanced Shaping Processes for Integral Structures

Economic crisis: European Commission pledges swift implementation of ‘Green Cars’ initiative

Economic crisis: European Commission pledges swift implementation of ‘Green Cars’ initiative

In a joint statement, the European Commission and industry representatives have said the car industry is too big to let die, but it needs to develop something better than the gas-guzzlers currently on their production lines.

Economical and Sustainable Pavement Infrastructure for Surface Transport

Economical and Sustainable Pavement Infrastructure for Surface Transport

Infrastructure for surface transport will be developed using slip forming techniques based on existing asphalt laying equipment and steel fibre reinforced concrete. The new construction concept will reduce construction costs, time and energy consumption, minimise maintenance and make use of waste materials.

Efficient high-performing hydrogen engines are a step closer, thanks to EU research funding

Researchers from Germany, Sweden, France and Austria, working together within an EU-funded research project and with US partners, have developed a new type of hydrogen technology that will lead to new and more efficient engines. The Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (HyICE) project has tested ways to make hydrogen-fuelled engines that are as efficient as current diesel engines, yet non-polluting, and with little or no trade-off in terms of engine size and power.

Efficient high-performing hydrogen engines are a step closer, thanks to EU research funding

Electromagnetic Compatibility between Rolling Stock and Rail-infrastructure encouraging European Interoperability

The RAILCOM project is focusing on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) solutions in relation to railway interoperability. It aims at the harmonisation of interference limits for train detection and the characterisation of the railway electromagnetic environment for communication systems.

Electromagnetic Compatibility between Rolling Stock and Rail-infrastructure encouraging European Interoperability

Electromobility+ transnational call open

Electromobility+ transnational call open

'Electromobility+' is a joint initiative involving 13 European countries and regions under the European Green Cars programme. Its aim is to create sustainable conditions for the development of electric mobility in Europe by 2025.

Elimination Units of Marine Oil Pollution

Elimination Units of Marine Oil Pollution

The project addresses the concept of autonomous units (EU-MOPs) that are capable of fighting oil pollution at sea. Hence its end result will be the design of low-cost units that can be released at the spill area and confront oil mechanically. The entire spill can be covered using a number of these units.

En Route Air traffic Soft Management Ultimate System

En Route Air traffic Soft Management Ultimate System

Encouraging innovative transport research

Encouraging innovative transport research

The 2010 edition of the Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference drew a wide range of road transport stakeholders, including the EU Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Technological Development (DG RTD).

Energy COnversion in Engines

Energy COnversion in Engines

ECO-ENGINES aims to set up a virtual research centre (VRC) on advanced engine combustion modes for road transport, giving special emphasis to the use of alternative and renewable fuels, and establishing it as a world reference in the domain.

Engine LUBrication SYStem technologies

Engine LUBrication SYStem technologies

Engine Representative Internal Cooling Knowledge and Applications

Engine Representative Internal Cooling Knowledge and Applications

Enhancing Public Awareness on the Results of European Research Actions on Climate-Friendly Transport Systems through the Professional Use of Television Media

Enhancing Public Awareness on the Results of European Research Actions on Climate-Friendly Transport Systems through the Professional Use of Television Media

Enhancing passenger experience in future air transport (VR-Hyperspace)

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all – while stuck on a crowded airplane? Adopting radical approaches using virtual, enhanced and mixed reality, the ‘VR-Hyperspace’ project is targeting a paradigm shift in the way we ‘see’ passenger comfort.

Enviromentally friendly coatings for ship building and ships in operation

Enviromentally friendly coatings for ship building and ships in operation

EcoDock focuses on the optimisation of marine coating activities during the entire ship’s lifecycle and considers economy, technical performance, environmental impact and health and safety issues.

Environment

Environment

Environmental Compatible Air Transport System

Environmental Compatible Air Transport System

Environmentally Friendly Aero-Engine

Environmentally Friendly Aero-Engine

Environmentally Friendly High-Speed Aircraft

Environmentally Friendly High-Speed Aircraft

Environmentally Responsible Air Transport

Environmentally Responsible Air Transport

EurOCEAN 2007 tackles European Maritime Policy

Meeting on 22 June 2007 in Aberdeen, members of the scientific community, along with policy makers and industry representatives, debated a future maritime policy for Europe. The aim was to develop a clear and coherent vision for maritime research in the form of an ‘Aberdeen Declaration’.

EurOCEAN 2007 tackles European Maritime Policy

Europe launches Airbus A380

Europe launches Airbus A380

The new Airbus A380 super jumbo jet, the world's biggest-ever passenger plane, was unveiled in Toulouse on 18 January 2005, in the presence of some of Europe’s most prominent leaders and more than 5 000 invited guests.

Europe on the move

Europe on the move

EU Surface Transport Research - (90 pages)

Europe pushes all-encompassing maritime research

Europe pushes all-encompassing maritime research

A quiet revolution is taking place in the European Commission's approach to maritime research. The EU is taking concrete steps towards a more sensible and inclusive European Maritime Policy, putting all of its resources in all relevant domains into keeping our seas and oceans healthy, safe and productive.

European Aeronautics Science Network Phase II

European Aeronautics Science Network Phase II

European Aeronautics: A vision for 2020

European Aeronautics: A vision for 2020

Meeting society’s needs and winning global leadership - (26 pages)

European Airport Movement Management by A-SMGCS

European Airport Movement Management by A-SMGCS

European Collaborative Dissemination of Aeronautical Research and Applications

European Collaborative Dissemination of Aeronautical Research and Applications

European Communities Aeronautics Research +

European Communities Aeronautics Research +

European Communities Aeronautics Research Plus

European Communities Aeronautics Research Plus

European Coordination Action for Aircraft Wake Turbulence

European Coordination Action for Aircraft Wake Turbulence

European Driver’s Desk Advanced Concept Implementation - Contribution to Foster Interoperability

The project EUDDplus aims at the development, in-field testing and validation of the interoperable, harmonised and modularised train driver’s desk (console). The main objective is to minimise the configuration and layout varieties for different kinds of rolling stock.

European Driver’s Desk Advanced Concept Implementation - Contribution to Foster Interoperability

European Framework for Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Ship Operations

European Framework for Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Ship Operations

FLAGSHIP will improve the safety of European maritime transport and make it more environmentally friendly and competitive. The emphasis of the project is on onboard systems and procedures, onshore ship management systems, the impact of new technology on present ship-, owner- and operator organisations, effective and efficient communication interfaces, and the impact of standards and regulations.

European Green Cars Initiative

European Green Cars Initiative: build critical mass and identify synergies to improve performance Report now available

European Green Cars Initiative: Multi-annual roadmap and long-term strategy

Pages: 79 Publication year: 2011

European Green Cars Initiative: Multi-annual roadmap and long-term strategy

European Green Cars Initiative: build critical mass and identify synergies to improve performance

European High Lift Programme II

European High Lift Programme II

European Low Emission Combustion Technology in Aero Engines

European Low Emission Combustion Technology in Aero Engines

European Optimised Pantograph-Catenary Interface

European Optimised Pantograph-Catenary Interface

Europac brings together major European railway stakeholders in a research project on vehicle/infrastructure interaction through pantograph-catenary contact. The project aims to enhance interoperability between pantograph and catenary (overhead line equipment), decreasing the number of incidents related to this system and reducing maintenance costs by switching from corrective to preventive maintenance. Specifically Europac is developing a comprehensive system composed of joint software for interoperability and both trackside and onboard monitoring systems.

European Rail Research Network of Excellence

European Rail Research Network of Excellence

The mission of EURNEX – the European Rail Research Network of Excellence – is to create a European network of rail research institutes as world-class players to support the railway sector and assist the members of the EU to operate an interoperable and competitive rail system across the continent. EURNEX involves more than 600 researchers from over 60 rail research institutes across Europe.

European Railway Agency launched

European Railway Agency launched

On 15 July 2004, the first meeting of the Administrative Board of the European Railway Agency took place in Valenciennes. The new EU body aims to improve the safety and interoperability of Europe’s railway networks.

European Research Forum for Urban Mobility

This project aims to help match the demand and supply side of EU research in the field of urban mobility, better assess the research needs of the sector, and validate (by stakeholder consultation) the research priorities for urban mobility, bearing in mind EU and national research programmes, notably the Seventh Framework Programme.

European Research Forum for Urban Mobility

European Technology Platform on Logistics ALICE launched

European Technology Platform on Logistics ALICE is launched with support of major European industry

European Transport NCP Alliance

European Transport NCP Alliance

European Windtunnel Association

European Windtunnel Association

European aerospace rides out economic turbulence

European aerospace rides out economic turbulence

European aerospace weathered stormy economic times in 2002 to register its second most robust performance ever, according to the latest industry figures. Nonetheless, industry umbrella group AECMA recommends that the EU should consolidate its mainstay civil aviation sector while redoubling efforts to boost investment on the defence side of the business.

European aerospace strives to help passengers breathe more easily

European aerospace strives to help passengers breathe more easily

Cabinair, an ambitious EU-backed project, is winding up three years of research into ways of ensuring that passengers breathe more comfortably and healthily on both short- and long-haul flights. ...The project conducted the largest ever study on flying and passengers' health, coming up with some innovative - and environmentally friendly - solutions to freshen the air up high.

European airport Movement Management by A-smgcs - Part 2

European airport Movement Management by A-smgcs - Part 2

European and Russian aeronautics researchers meet in Moscow

European and Russian aeronautics researchers meet in Moscow

On 20 and 21 October, as the EU seeks to promote increased Russian participation in the 6th Framework Programme for RTD (FP6), representatives from Europe’s leading aeronautics firms and research institutes met their Russian counterparts to discuss expanding collaboration. The event, co-sponsored by the European Commission and the Russian Aeronautics and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos) comes in the run-up to next month’s EU-Russia Summit, expected to result in a wide-reaching accord on scientific and technological co-operation.

European research to reduce volcanic ash impact

European research to reduce volcanic ash impact

As a new outburst by an Icelandic volcano threatens once again to bring European air transport to a standstill, the European Commission is supporting research into the impact of ash on aircrafts in flight. The aim is to be able to respond more effectively to such rare but high-impact events.

European road transport research advisory council european road transport 2020 a vision and strategic research agenda

ERTRAC is the European Technology Platform on road transport research. This action is aiming at a better alignment of European, national and private research activities for more economic efficiency, quality of results and reduced time to applying innovation. It is ERTRAC’s mission to explore these opportunities and make specific recommendations for implementation. ERTRAC’s inclusion of all major road transport actors makes it unique and allows a truly holistic and integrated view of road transport issues.

European road transport research advisory council european road transport 2020 a vision and strategic research agenda

Europeans and Russians to meet on aeronautics co-operation

A workshop aimed at increasing collaboration between the EU and the Russian Federation in aeronautics research will take place in Brussels on 27-28 April 2006. Representatives from Europe’s leading aeronautics companies and research institutes will meet their Russian counterparts to discuss topics of mutual interest, ongoing co-operative efforts, and new opportunities for funding under the EU’s upcoming Seventh Research Framework Programme.

Europeans and Russians to meet on aeronautics co-operation

Europe’s Airbus wins award for green manufacturing

Airbus has been voted the most environmentally aware aircraft manufacturer at the annual Aircraft Economics Awards.

Europe’s Airbus wins award for green manufacturing

Eurostat publishes key road transport statistics

New figures for freight transport show Benelux road hauliers remained the most active ‘caboteurs’ in 2004, accounting for just under half of the total cabotage performed of 14.6 billion tonne-kilometres (tkm). German hauliers were also major players, taking a 13% share of the total.

Eurostat publishes key road transport statistics

Events

Events

Events - Air

Events - Air

Events - Air

Events - Air

Events - Multimodal

Events - Multimodal

Events - Multimodal

Events - Multimodal

Events - Rail

Events - Rail

Events - Rail

Events - Rail

Events - Road

Events - Road

Events - Road

Events - Road

Events - Water

Events - Water

Events - Water

Events - Water

Exchange of views on transport and environment

Exchange of views on transport and environment

Coordinators from five new EU-funded projects presented their ideas and responded to questions at a meeting on transport and climate change in Brussels.

External EMC Simulation for Radio Electric Systems in the Close Environment of the Airport

External EMC Simulation for Radio Electric Systems in the Close Environment of the Airport

Extreme Weather impacts on European Networks of Transport

Extreme Weather impacts on European Networks of Transport

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FAQ about FP7

FAQ about FP7

FLYSAFE – new flight safety initiative moves forward

The FLYSAFE project, launched in February 2005, held its first formal review on 18-19 October in Toulouse. The project will conceive, develop and validate new onboard and ground systems for supplying detailed meteorological and other safety information to aircraft.

FLYSAFE – new flight safety initiative moves forward

FP7 Aeronautics and Air Transport

General Transport in FP7 - (2 pages)

FP7 Aeronautics and Air Transport

FP7 Energy and Transport ‘Information Days’

FP7 Energy and Transport ‘Information Days’

The European Commission Directorates-General for Research and for Energy and Transport will hold joint ‘Information Days’ on 13 and 14 February 2007. The aim is to support the preparation of proposals in response to the First Calls for Proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) The event will take place in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, Brussels.

FP7 Sustainable Surface Transport

General Transport in FP7 - (2 pages)

FP7 Sustainable Surface Transport

FP7 Transport — Horizontal Activities

General Transport in FP7 - (2 pages)

FP7 Transport — Horizontal Activities

FP7 final call round-up

The final calls for proposals for transport-related research under the EU’s Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), announced in July 2012, has resulted in the launch of a wide range of potentially impactful projects.

Fast Transhipment Equipment and Novel Methods for Rail Cargo in Europe

The project FastRCargo aims at developing the fastest transhipment system with the potential of a significant impact on rail innovations for 2010 and beyond. The system tranships standardised intermodal transport units between standardised rail wagons and trucks below active power lines.

Fast Transhipment Equipment and Novel Methods for Rail Cargo in Europe

Fibre Laser Development for Next Generation LIDAR Onboard Detection System

Fibre Laser Development for Next Generation LIDAR Onboard Detection System

First announcement, save the date!

TRANSPORT SAFETY: SOCIETAL CHALLENGES, RESEARCH SOLUTIONS An event of the Italian EU Presidency Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italy 4-5 December 2014

First ever 'naturalistic' study to monitor motorbike drivers

The EU-funded '2BESAFE' project will carry out a groundbreaking study of motorbike and scooter driver behaviour, known to be a major contributing factor in two-wheeler crashes.

First ever 'naturalistic' study to monitor motorbike drivers

First progresses in FP7

Women in Transport - (4 pages)

First progresses in FP7

Flexible and Near-net-shape Generative Manufacturing Chains and Repair Techniques for Complex-shaped Aero-engine Parts

Flexible and Near-net-shape Generative Manufacturing Chains and Repair Techniques for Complex-shaped Aero-engine Parts

Flight Reynolds Number Testing

Flight Reynolds Number Testing

Flightpath 2050

The vision for 2050 lays out how and where the European research priorities should be set to bring clear EU-added value, so as to preserve EU growth and competitiveness worldwide, whilst meeting market needs as well as energy and environmental challenges.

Flightpath 2050

Flutter-Free Turbomachinery Blades

Flutter-Free Turbomachinery Blades

Fly safe: the European Aviation Safety Agency launched

Fly safe: the European Aviation Safety Agency launched

The much-anticipated European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) got underway last month. The Agency will develop know-how in all areas of aviation safety to help the European Union establish common rules for everything from certification of parts and equipment to the licensing of crew members.

Flying Solo

Flying Solo

Clean Ski JTI - (3 pages)

Flying high

Flying high

Aeronautics Research in the Seventh Framework Programme - (8 pages)

Foldable, Adaptable, Steerable, Textile Wing structure for delivery of Capital Loads

Foldable, Adaptable, Steerable, Textile Wing structure for delivery of Capital Loads

Four posters for sustainable transport

Four posters for sustainable transport

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France to hold FP6 ‘Aeronautics and Space’ information day

France’s National Centre for Technological Research in Aeronautics and Space (CNRT-AE) has announced that it will hold an information day on 19 January 2004 on the ‘Aeronautics and Space’ thematic priority area of the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

France to hold FP6 ‘Aeronautics and Space’ information day

Freight Innovative Delivery in European Urban Spaces

The aim of the project is to provide a complementary set of vehicle solutions to support an innovative approach to the organisation of urban freight transport, in line with political strategies to safeguard the liveability of cities, while being compatible with efficient logistics. Urban freight delivery is both a contributor to and a victim of the growing congestion in urban areas, which exposes the population to noise, pollution and nuisance. The target of FIDEUS is to contribute to the economic livelihood of business and retail activities located in the city in a practical way, with policies oriented towards more sustainable mobility.

Freight Innovative Delivery in European Urban Spaces

French facilities test flight safety and security

French facilities test flight safety and security

Just as a car manufacturer needs to test structural damage through impact, scientists at Onera in France are combining experimentation and digital simulation to refine their knowledge of structural damage and failure mechanisms in aeronautics. But don’t expect to see any crash test dummies!

From Electric Cabling Plans to Simulation Help

From Electric Cabling Plans to Simulation Help

Fuel Cell Application in a New Configured Aircraft

Fuel Cell Application in a New Configured Aircraft

Fuel-Cell Hybrid Vehicle System Component Development

Fuel-Cell Hybrid Vehicle System Component Development

The objective of the project is the research on low-cost components for fuel-cell (FC) systems and electric drive systems, which can be used in future hybridised FC vehicles (a medium-term objective) and ICE vehicles. The components will be integrated and validated in two vehicles.

Fuel-cell Powertrains and Clustering in Heavy-duty Transports

FELICITAS aims to develop fuel-cell systems that are capable of meeting the demands of heavy-duty transport for road, rail and marine applications. These systems will be highly efficient, power-dense, durable, robust and reliable.

Fuel-cell Powertrains and Clustering in Heavy-duty Transports

Full steam ahead – Transport Research in support of EU maritime policy

Full steam ahead – Transport Research in support of EU maritime policy

Research plays a vital role in boosting the competitiveness of the European maritime sector, but supporting an all-embracing maritime policy means facing some formidable challenges. A new brochure, ‘Marine related research and the future European Maritime Policy’, outlines the opportunities and breadth of research required.

Full-Field Advanced Non-Destructive Technique for Online Thermo-Mechanical Measurement on Aeronautical Structures

State of the Art - Background

Full-Field Advanced Non-Destructive Technique for Online Thermo-Mechanical Measurement on Aeronautical Structures

Fundamental Research on Aircraft Wake Phenomena

Fundamental Research on Aircraft Wake Phenomena

Fundamentals of Actively Controlled Flows with Trapped Vortices

Fundamentals of Actively Controlled Flows with Trapped Vortices

Future Fast Aeroelastic Simulation Technologies

Future Fast Aeroelastic Simulation Technologies

Future High-Altitude High-Speed Transport 20XX

Future High-Altitude High-Speed Transport 20XX

Future Seaplane Traffic - Transport Technologies for the Future

Future Seaplane Traffic - Transport Technologies for the Future

Future high-altitude flight - an attractive commercial niche?

Future high-altitude flight - an attractive commercial niche?

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Gas import floating terminal

Gas import floating terminal

The project concerns the development of an offshore floating LNG (liquefied natural gas) storage and re-gasification terminal in which a large hull is moored to the seabed by means of a turret mooring system that allows the terminal to move freely around it in accordance with the prevailing weather conditions.

Gender issues in transport: work in progress

The third seminar on ‘Gender Equality and Scientific Excellence’ took place in Brussels in September 2007. Over 70 participants attended, including members of FP6 Advisory Groups and Program Committees, representatives of Member States, experts on women and science issues, and a dozen EU Research Project Officers.

Gender issues in transport: work in progress

General Transport in FP7

Responding to Calls for Proposals in transport research: a beginner’s guide - (2 pages)

General Transport in FP7

General Transport in FP7

General Transport in FP7

Get involved! Your guide to EU-funded transport research - (2 pages)

Generation of Advanced Helicopter Experimental Aerodynamic Database for CFD Code Validation

Generation of Advanced Helicopter Experimental Aerodynamic Database for CFD Code Validation

Generation of Hydrogen by Kerosene Reforming via Efficient and Low-Emission New Alternative, Innovative, Refined Technologies for Aircraft Application

Generation of Hydrogen by Kerosene Reforming via Efficient and Low-Emission New Alternative, Innovative, Refined Technologies for Aircraft Application

Generic Linking of Finite Element based Models

Generic Linking of Finite Element based Models

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More information on some of the specific transport-funding budgets within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) can be found in the left-hand menu, an up to date list with information on new and on-going calls is displayed below.

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Going beyond ‘niche’: innovative public transport for the masses

The EU-supported ‘Niches+’ project recently held its final conference, which included the prize ceremony for the Osmose Awards, honouring local and regional authorities that have introduced new measures for sustainable urban transport.

Going beyond ‘niche’: innovative public transport for the masses

Green Cars Initiative

Green Cars Initiative

Green Heavy Duty Engine

In the GREEN project, European HD engine manufacturers join forces with suppliers, academia and leading engineering institutes. The common goal is to promote future advanced engine technologies to achieve lower emissions, lower fuel consumption and improved sustainability for future fuels.

Green Heavy Duty Engine

Green cars initiative

Green cars initiative

Greener road transport

Greener road transport

Greener waterborne transport

Greener waterborne transport

Greening air transport

Greening air transport

Guidelines for Cooperation of Latin American Countries in European Aeronautics and Air Transport Research

Guidelines for Cooperation of Latin American Countries in European Aeronautics and Air Transport Research

Göteborg to host major road transport research conference in 2006

‘Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2006’ is a major international conference being organised by CEDR, ERTRAC and the European Commission, set to take place in Göteborg, Sweden, next June.

Göteborg to host major road transport research conference in 2006

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H2Aircraft - CRYOPLANE and the future of flight

H2Aircraft - CRYOPLANE and the future of flight

Driven by the foreseeable exhaustion of petroleum reserves and tightening environmental controls, the EU-funded CRYOPLANE project has developed a conceptual basis for a new generation of aircraft, preparing the way for a future without fossil fuels and where hydrogen rules.

HIRF Synthetic Environment research programme

State of the Art - Background

HIRF Synthetic Environment research programme

Health monitoring of aircraft by Nonlinear Elastic Wave Spectroscopy

Health monitoring of aircraft by Nonlinear Elastic Wave Spectroscopy

Helicopter Occupant Safety Technology Application

Helicopter Occupant Safety Technology Application

High Density Power Electronics for FC- and ICE-Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrains

High Density Power Electronics for FC- and ICE-Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrains

In order to increase the fuel economy of vehicles, efficient electric drivetrains are needed for conventional or fuel cell-based hybrid cars. Affordable high-density power electronics are a precondition. HOPE has two approaches: a low-cost solution and a more advanced high-temperature solution without liquid cooling.

High Efficient and Reliable arrangeMEnts for croSs-modal transport

High Efficient and Reliable arrangeMEnts for croSs-modal transport

High Performance Damping Technology for Aircraft Vibration Attenuation and Thermo-Phonic Insulation

High Performance Damping Technology for Aircraft Vibration Attenuation and Thermo-Phonic Insulation

High Stability Altimeter System for Air Data Computers

High Stability Altimeter System for Air Data Computers

High Stability Vertical Separation Altimeter Instruments

High Stability Vertical Separation Altimeter Instruments

High-Performance (Cost Competitive, Long Life and Low Maintenance) Composite Bridges for Rapid Infrastructure Renewal

High-Performance (Cost Competitive, Long Life and Low Maintenance) Composite Bridges for Rapid Infrastructure Renewal

The overall objective of the project is the development of a high-performance and cost-effective construction concept for bridges based on the application of fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) for rapid infrastructure renewal in the new Member States (NMS) and beyond.

High-efficiency Engine R&D on Combustion with Ultra-low Emissions for Ships

The HERCULES IP will develop new technologies to drastically reduce gaseous and particulate emissions from marine engines and concurrently increase engine efficiency and reliability, hence reducing specific fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and engine lifecycle costs.

High-efficiency Engine R&D on Combustion with Ultra-low Emissions for Ships

High-level input at ‘NICHES’ seminar

The NICHES policy seminar held at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 12 December 2006 featured major discussions of new concepts in the field of urban transport and mobility. Important topics included accelerating the uptake of innovation to the benefit of citizens and meeting local policy goals. Successful examples were provided by high representatives of key European cities.

High-level input at ‘NICHES’ seminar

High-level support for 'Ocean of Tomorrow'

High-level support for 'Ocean of Tomorrow'

The new joint call for proposals for marine and maritime research is aimed at building the knowledge base for a sustainable growth of sea-based activities. A special 'Information Day' on 16 September 2009 saw two EU Commissioners joining forces to underline the interdisciplinary and cross-sector aspects of this historic call.

Highly Integrated Combustion Electric Propulsion System

HI-CEPS aims to develop highly integrated powertrains and related thermal-electric auxiliaries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to be verified at bench and vehicle validation levels. The developed devices have to satisfy both the environmental and final-user requirements for the 2010-12 mass market.

Highly Integrated Combustion Electric Propulsion System

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Hoverspill – new vehicle for oil spill clean-up and more

The ‘Hoverspill’ project, with support from the EU Framework Programme, has developed a new amphibious vehicle platform aimed at rapid oil spill response. But researchers say it can and will do much more.

How a holistic approach can help aircraft noise reduction

Aircraft noise is a daily blight on the lives of millions.  Although aircraft noise is caused by a large number of factors, previous efforts to reduce it have only ever looked at those factors in isolation.  A unique EU project involving 47 partners, including major players in aeronautics, aims to take a ‘whole-aircraft’ approach, significantly reducing the noise by tackling the problem as a whole.

How a holistic approach can help aircraft noise reduction

How you drive makes a difference (Udrive)

The EU-funded ‘Udrive’ project is using the latest information and communications technologies (ICT) to observe human driving behaviour, with the aim of improving road safety and fuel efficiency.

Huge delays in Europe’s airports

Huge delays in Europe’s airports

The total number of flights handled by European carriers has flattened out, but delays in Europe’s airports continue to rise, according to Eurocontrol.

Hull Identification System for Marine Autonomous Robotics

This project will develop a multi-purpose inspection and maintenance platform with an advanced navigation system for marine applications. The device developed will offer a means to undertake hull inspections and maintenance, thereby improving the potential safety and environmental impact of vessels.

Hull Identification System for Marine Autonomous Robotics

Human Integration into the Lifecycle of Aviation Systems

Human Integration into the Lifecycle of Aviation Systems

Human Oriented Sustainable Transport mean

Human Oriented Sustainable Transport mean

The HOST project aims at developing a multipurpose transport mean. Due to the modularity of the chassis and powertrains, HOST is capable of being equipped with a variety of bodies, providing new services for mobility and goods displacement in towns, and organising urban motorised traffic in a more rational way.

HyTRAN project shines at Montecarlo Alternative Energy Rally

HyTRAN project shines at Montecarlo Alternative Energy Rally

The EU-funded HyTRAN project participated in the recent Third Monte Carlo Rally for Alternative Energy. Organisers say the event was a great opportunity for this crucial green road transport initiative to make a mark.

Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Technologies for Road Transport

The overall objectives of HyTRAN are to advance the fuel-cell technology towards a commercially viable solution by developing components and a system. Two innovative integrated fuel-cell systems will be demonstrated:

Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Technologies for Road Transport

Hydrogen economy: new EU ‘Quick Start’ initiative

Hydrogen economy: new EU ‘Quick Start’ initiative

On 18 March 2004, European Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin presented current and future EU initiatives for the transition from a fossil fuel-based to a hydrogen-based economy.

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INnovative Operational UAV Integration

INnovative Operational UAV Integration

Ideal Cabin Environment

Ideal Cabin Environment

Immersive Interface Technologies for Life-Cycle Human-Oriented Activities in Interactive Aircraft-Related Virtual Products

Immersive Interface Technologies for Life-Cycle Human-Oriented Activities in Interactive Aircraft-Related Virtual Products

Important new model for car safety (ADSEAT)

The EU-funded ADSEAT project has developed the world’s first virtual crash test dummy of an average female. The computational model is to be used in virtual testing of vehicle seat safety performance.

Important role for Russian partners in aeronautics research

Co-operation with Russia is a vital part of the EU’s science and technology programme. At the recent EU-Russia workshop on aeronautics research, Russian players had a chance to ‘show their stuff’.

Important role for Russian partners in aeronautics research

Improved Material Exploitation of a Safe Design of Composite Airframe Structures by Accurate Simulation of Collapse

Improved Material Exploitation of a Safe Design of Composite Airframe Structures by Accurate Simulation of Collapse

Improved ReliabIlity Inspection of Aeronautic Structure through Simulation Supported POD

Improved ReliabIlity Inspection of Aeronautic Structure through Simulation Supported POD

Improvement of Fan Broadband Noise Prediction: Experimental Investigation and Computational Modelling

Improvement of Fan Broadband Noise Prediction: Experimental Investigation and Computational Modelling

Improvement of Safety Activities on Aeronautical Complex Systems

Improvement of Safety Activities on Aeronautical Complex Systems

Improving Airport Efficiency, Security and Passenger Flow by Enhanced Passenger Monitoring

Improving Airport Efficiency, Security and Passenger Flow by Enhanced Passenger Monitoring

Improving public understanding of EU transport research

For three days in Paris, visitors to the ‘European City of Science’ exhibition were able to learn about the work of research scientists around Europe. Among the highlights was the work of five groundbreaking EU-funded road transport research projects, aimed at making life on Europe’s roads easier and safer.

Improving public understanding of EU transport research

In-flight Lightning Strike Damage Assessment System

In-flight Lightning Strike Damage Assessment System

Increasing the Safety of Icebound Shipping

SAFEICE aims to create a scientific basis for ice class rules (ship-hull strength) and for placing requirements on ice classes. The project will be carried out with the participation of universities, maritime authorities and European, Canadian and Japanese marine research institutes. The partners represent the vertical chain from basic research into implementing the ice rules and enforcing safety at sea.

Increasing the Safety of Icebound Shipping

Industrialisation of Manufacturing Technologies for Composite Profi les for Aerospace Applications

Industrialisation of Manufacturing Technologies for Composite Profi les for Aerospace Applications

Industry and research take wing at ‘Aeronautics Days 2006’

From 19-21 June, almost 900 participants from 41 countries converged on Vienna for Aeronautics Days 2006. Attendees included representatives of all major aeronautics companies, the research community and public authorities, and a large contingent of Europe’s best and brightest aerospace students. The theme of the event was ‘Sustainable solutions for new horizons’.

Industry and research take wing at ‘Aeronautics Days 2006’

Infodays 2011 - slides and speeches

Infodays 2011 - slides and speeches

The Infodays 2011, which took place on 18 and 19 July 2011, offered parties with a research project focused on transport interested in participating in FP7 the necessary information. A webstream of all the presentations given is available online, as are slides of presentations (after the break) and a list of participants.

Infodays 2012

Infodays 2012

Infodays 2012 - proceedings online

Infodays 2012 - proceedings online

The Transport Research Information Days brought several hundreds of people interested in doing research under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research to Brussels, to learn about the current opportunities in the field of transport. Proceedings, participant lists and additional documents are now available online.

Information Day

The next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge of Horizon 2020 will be open starting from 10 December 2014.

Information Day

HORIZON 2020 Transport Information DayPractical Information

Information Day 2013

HORIZON 2020 Transport Information Day 2013Presentations

Information Day 2013

HORIZON 2020 Transport Information Day 2013Practical Information

Information Day 2013

HORIZON 2020 Transport Information Day 2013Presentations

Information Day 2013

The first round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme will be published at the end of the year.

Information Day for SMEs

Small business innovation research for transport

Information Network on QUiet European road Surface Technology

Information Network on QUiet European road Surface Technology

The project aims at coordinating the dissemination of research on the use of low-noise road surfaces in European countries that have less access and experience in that field. A complementary objective is to promote European harmonisation in the field of road-surface noise classification.

Information day for SMEs

Presentations

Information day for SMEs

Practical Information

Infrared Microsystem for Polluting Emission Control on Cars 2

Infrared Microsystem for Polluting Emission Control on Cars 2

An in-vehicle sensor, detecting hydrocarbons (HCs), carbon monoxide (CO) and particles in the exhaust is to be developed using the spectroscopic narrow-band absorption technology in infrared. The fast response will make it possible to control emissions during transient operating conditions.

Innovation Union – turning ideas into green growth, jobs and social progress

Innovation Union – turning ideas into green growth, jobs and social progress

The European Commission unveiled details of its flagship ‘Innovation Union’ this week. Driven on at the highest political level, this proposal sets out a strategic approach to innovation.

Innovation and competitiveness

Innovation brings new road safety measures to market

Innovation brings new road safety measures to market

A chest protection device that was developed following European research into improving ‘passive’ safety for road users is now available on the market.

Innovation for our future mobility

The projects showcased in this folder give you an overview of some of the results from European transport research and the impact they could have on our future society and your future mobility.

Innovation for our future mobility

Innovation for resource efficiency

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Innovation for resource efficiency

Innovative EU project sees port workers lending hand

Innovative EU project sees port workers lending hand

The EU-funded 'SECURCRANE' initiative has demonstrated a new system aimed at making life both easier and safer for ship-to-shore crane operators. Critical to the project has been the input and co-operation of the crane operators themselves, based in the port of le Havre, France.

Innovative Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Methods for the Application of New Structural Concepts

Innovative Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Methods for the Application of New Structural Concepts

Innovative Future Air Transport System

Innovative Future Air Transport System

Innovative Integrated Energy Efficiency Solutions for Railway Rolling Stock, Rail Infrastructure and Train Operation

Innovative Integrated Energy Efficiency Solutions for Railway Rolling Stock, Rail Infrastructure and Train Operation

The project plans to develop a holistic framework approach incorporating new concepts and integrated solutions to improve energy efficiency in the railway domain under specific technical, operational, political and socio-economic constraints.

Innovative Modular Brake Concepts for the Integrated European High-speed Railway System

Innovative Modular Brake Concepts for the Integrated European High-speed Railway System

MODBRAKE, focusing on the brake systems, aims at contributing to the practical implementation of interoperability of railway systems across Europe. The objective of the project is to reduce the complexity, and therefore the costs, of brake systems by incorporating them in modular form.

Innovative Modular Vehicle Concepts for an Integrated European Railway System

Innovative Modular Vehicle Concepts for an Integrated European Railway System

MODTRAIN is defining the necessary functional, electrical and mechanical interfaces and validation procedures to deliver the range of interchangeable modules, which will form the basis for the next generation of intercity trains and universal locomotives.

Innovative Particle Trap System for Future Diesel Combustion Concepts

Innovative Particle Trap System for Future Diesel Combustion Concepts

Future diesel car engines will have ‘conventional’ combustion at high and full loads, and partial homogeneous combustion at low loads with different emissions. This makes necessary to develop new cleaning devices. To ensure soot regeneration at the resulting low NO/NO2 and exhaust temperature levels, the research will develop a compact porous media design for the trap, with tuneable particle collection and multifunction catalytic nanostructured materials together with the needed control strategies.

Innovative Repair of Aerospace Structures with Curing Optimisation and Life-cycle Monitoring Abilities

Innovative Repair of Aerospace Structures with Curing Optimisation and Life-cycle Monitoring Abilities

Innovative Technological Platform for Compact and Reliable Electronic integrated in Actuators and Motors

Innovative Technological Platform for Compact and Reliable Electronic integrated in Actuators and Motors

Innovative Track Systems

INNOTRACK will perform research on four key topics: track support structure, switches and crossings, rails, and logistics for track maintenance and renewal. It will also provide an innovative methodology for Life Cycle Cost calculation and Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety (RAMS) assessment to be used by all infrastructure managers across Europe.

Innovative Track Systems

Innovative flight simulator can make air travel safer

Innovative flight simulator can make air travel safer

27 JUNE 2012 — From now on, it will be easier for pilots to practice flying safely, even in rare but difficult conditions of upset and recovery. The EU-funded SUPRA project developed a new kind of flight simulator that is unique in that it enables pilots to practice potentially dangerous situations that have so far been impossible to simulate. The new flight simulator spins wildly, using advanced algorithms that for the first time are able to give a realistic imitation of the feeling of loss of control in actual flight.

Innovative materials and production methods

Innovative materials and production methods

Innovative monitoring for road transport safety

The EU-funded 'ASSET-Road' project has opened a new test site on the A8 Salzburg-Munich motorway in Germany. The objective is to reduce the number of serious road accidents, especially those linked to heavy goods transport.

Innovative monitoring for road transport safety

Innovative road vehicles point way to future

Innovative road vehicles point way to future

The TRA 2006 conference in Göteborg featured a variety of new products and envelope-pushing vehicles, including the Piaggio MP3, the starting point for the soon-to-be-launched ‘SIM’ project, and the recently unveiled ‘CLEVER’ vehicle.

Installed Performance of Antennas on Aero Structures

Installed Performance of Antennas on Aero Structures

Integrated Airport Apron Safety Fleet Management

Integrated Airport Apron Safety Fleet Management

Integrated Collaborative Design and Production of Cruise Vessels, Passenger Ships and RoPax

Integrated Collaborative Design and Production of Cruise Vessels, Passenger Ships and RoPax

The project aims at increasing the competitiveness of EU shipbuilders with better integrating tools and methods for the design and manufacturing of complex one-of-a-kind vessels. InterSHIP will enable shipyard engineers to consider leading-edge knowledge in environmental aspects, safety, comfort and cost efficiency in simultaneous engineering, thus making sure that optimum solutions can be obtained for the total life cycle of complex ships.

Integrated Design and Product Development for the Eco-efficient Production of Low-weight Aeroplane Equipment

Integrated Design and Product Development for the Eco-efficient Production of Low-weight Aeroplane Equipment

Integrated Lean Low-Emission Combustor Design Methodology

Integrated Lean Low-Emission Combustor Design Methodology

Integrated Standard Transport Unit for Self-guided Freight Container Transportation Systems on Rail

The ISTU STREP project investigates, develops and demonstrates a cost-effective integrated propulsion unit and individual self-driven, two-container, cost-improved rail platform wagons for freight container transport between ports and cargo distribution centres. The new motor concept, integrating all the major propulsion features, is a key technology suited for the designed harbour vehicle called ISTU.

Integrated Standard Transport Unit for Self-guided Freight Container Transportation Systems on Rail

Integrated System for driver TRaining and Assessment using Interactive education tools and New training curricula for ALL modes of road transport

TRAIN-ALL aims to develop a computer-based training system for the training and assessment of different land-based driver cohorts (motorcycle riders, novices, emergency drivers and truck drivers) that integrates multimedia software, driving simulator, virtual driving simulator and onboard vehicle sensors into a single modular platform.

Integrated System for driver TRaining and Assessment using Interactive education tools and New training curricula for ALL modes of road transport

Integrated Tool for Simulation of Textile Composites

Integrated Tool for Simulation of Textile Composites

Integrated Tyre and Road Interaction

Integrated Tyre and Road Interaction

Road traffic is steadily increasing. The objective here is to provide tools to investigate new road surfaces, which will lower noise emission, lower fuel consumption and meet safety requirements. It will demonstrate the implementation of virtually prototyped road surfaces.

Integrated Wireless Sensing

Integrated Wireless Sensing

Integrated communicating solid-state light engine for use in automotive forward lighting and information exchange between vehicles and infrastructure

This proposal aims to develop an innovative manufacturing technology to produce a new generation of headlamps for vehicles, which will be the basis for a future car-to-car or car-to-infrastructure communication system. To achieve this, a new production process needs to be developed, combining LED chips into a packaging which already forms the beam, with minimised losses. This proposal aims at simplifying the production process of headlamps by:

Integrated communicating solid-state light engine for use in automotive forward lighting and information exchange between vehicles and infrastructure

Integrating standards in your research project

Integrating standards in your research project

Year of publication: 2011

Integration of Technologies in Support of a Passenger and Environmentally Friendly Helicopter

Integration of Technologies in Support of a Passenger and Environmentally Friendly Helicopter

Integration of Two-component Ceramic Injection Moulding for Large-scale Production of Novel Multifunctional Ceramic Components for Automotive and Railway Applications

Integration of Two-component Ceramic Injection Moulding for Large-scale Production of Novel Multifunctional Ceramic Components for Automotive and Railway Applications

The aim of the project is the integration of the two-component ceramic injection moulding (2C-CIM) as a low-cost and large series production technique into the development of complex shaped ceramic components for automotive and railway applications, offering a high degree of structural and functional integrity.

Intelligent Integration of Railway Systems

Intelligent Integration of Railway Systems

In accordance with the ERRAC objectives, the InteGRail project aims at developing an intelligent coherent information system by integrating all the main railway subsystems. The objective is to achieve a higher level of coordination and co-operation between the key railway processes.

Intelligent Roads

Intelligent Roads

The INTRO project aims to address the problems of road safety and capacity by combining sensing technologies and local databases with real-time networking technologies. This will improve both road safety and capacity by providing rapid feedback on emerging problems to maintenance authorities and road users.

Intelligent Route Guidance for Heavy Vehicles

Intelligent Route Guidance for Heavy Vehicles

The objective of HeavyRoute is to develop an advanced route guidance system for deriving the safest and most cost-effective routes for road freight transport throughout Europe. The system will take into account road user needs, vehicle operating and environmental costs, but also maintenance costs due to the deterioration of roads and bridges.

Intelligent mobility

Intelligent mobility

Intelligent transport projects in focus

With the focus on intelligent transport systems for use in daily life, EU research projects looking to expand practical applications were on show at the 16th ITS Congress in Stockholm.

Intelligent transport projects in focus

Intelligent transport systems

EU-funded research for efficient, clean and safe road transport - (28 pages)

Intelligent transport systems

Intelligent transport systems

Intelligent transport systems

Interconnection between Short and Long-Distance Transport Networks

Interconnection between Short and Long-Distance Transport Networks

Intermodal freight transport

Intermodal freight transport

Intermodality and logistics, including ports and inland waterways

Intermodality and logistics, including ports and inland waterways

International Co-operation project aims to improve transport services in cities hosting major sporting events

International Co-operation project aims to improve transport services in cities hosting major sporting events

Partners in the EU-funded 'STADIUM' project will look for ways to improve transport services for large events in big cities, including the South Africa World Cup, the India Commonwealth Games and the London Olympics.

International Conference on Airports, October 2009, Paris

International Conference on Airports, October 2009, Paris

International cooperation

International cooperation - again !!! - : Jean Yves is back

Interoperability

Interoperability

Interoperability, Security and Safety of Goods Movement with 1435 and 1520 (1524) mm Track Gauge Railways: New Technology in Freight Transport including Hazardous Products

Interoperability, Security and Safety of Goods Movement with 1435 and 1520 (1524) mm Track Gauge Railways: New Technology in Freight Transport including Hazardous Products

The aim of the project is to develop and validate a new rail transport technology on the basis ofadjustable wheelsets, enabling the interoperable, safe and secure traffic between railways with different gauge width. This new transport technology allows limiting the time required for a train to move through a border crossing with a gauge-changing station and minimise the environmental hazards. It is a new alternative in the supply of energy resources. INTERGAUGE consists of three subsystems: operation technology and track layout of switching station, innovative solution SUW 2000 II and the construction of a track gauge switching station with enhanced durability to take loads of 225 kN.

Introducing greener cars on our roads

Green alternatives to conventional cars are needed fast – for the sake of the environment, and the health of the European economy. But a lot more innovation is needed to make greener cars ready for mass production. To speed things up and encourage cost-sharing, the European Commission is promoting cooperation at every stage – often between commercial rivals.  

Introducing greener cars on our roads

Ionic Liquid-based Hybrid Power Supercapacitors

The ILHYPOS project aims at developing green, safe, powerful and high-energy hybrid supercapacitors for application as peak power smoothing and energy recuperation devices in fuel-cell (PEM) powered electric vehicles and in small energy production plants (such as CHPs).

Ionic Liquid-based Hybrid Power Supercapacitors

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Joint Technology Initiatives

Joint Technology Initiatives

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Keep on Rolling

Road Transport Research in the Seventh Framework Programme - (8 pages)

Keep on Rolling

Keeping Europe's cities on the move

EU-funded research to ensure urban mobility - (44 pages)

Keeping Europe's cities on the move

Key Aerodynamic Technologies to meet the Vision 2020 challenges

Key Aerodynamic Technologies to meet the Vision 2020 challenges

Key EU projects demonstrate clean waterborne transport

On 28 February 2008, the European Commission co-hosted a major event at the Port of Brussels, highlighting a number of innovative clean waterborne transport projects and showcasing the ‘CLEANEST SHIP’ demonstration vessel Victoria.

Key EU projects demonstrate clean waterborne transport

Key urban transport project delivers results

Key urban transport project delivers results

The 'SPUTNIC' project consortium held its final conference in Brussels in July 2009. Aimed at improving European public transport, SPUTNIC carried out a comprehensive study of the state of the art in urban mobility, including management, customer relations and operational structures.

Knowledge for Ignition, Acoustics and Instabilities

Knowledge for Ignition, Acoustics and Instabilities

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Land transport research: putting Europe’s railway infrastructure on the right track

The European Commission is promoting a coordinated research strategy for Europe’s extensive railway systems. Officials say investment at both national and EU levels and by public and private organisations is crucial.

Land transport research: putting Europe’s railway infrastructure on the right track

Landing software for small to medium-sized aircraft on small to medium-sized airfields

Landing software for small to medium-sized aircraft on small to medium-sized airfields

Latest advances and future strategies

More than 60 combustion experts met recently in Florence

Launch of the new Transport Research website

Launch of the new Transport Research website

The new website of the European Commission's transport directorate of DG Research and Innovation was launched today.

Launch of the website for Horizon 2020, the new Framework Programme for R&I

To accompany the official adoption of Horizon 2020, the new Framework programme for Research and Innovation, 2014-2020, the new website Horizon 2020 website was launched and is now live.

Launching of the project SOLAR-JET

On July 5, the SOLAR-JET project was launched at Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V. (BHL) in Munich, Germany.

Launching of the project SOLAR-JET

Leading edge – DUTIFRISK improving bladed disk technology

The DUTIFRISK project has introduced important improvements in bladed disk (BLISK) technologies for aircraft engines, developing and testing a new dual alloy for linear friction welding. The research conducted has paved the way for a new generation of improved disks, which will contribute to the development of safer and more efficient engines in the future.

Leading edge – DUTIFRISK improving bladed disk technology

Lean and Green - the Clever vehicle

Current mobility trends are unsustainable - in simple words, we use our cars too much. They congest our cities and harm our health. However, we cannot stop driving altogether. A European consortium is designing a better-behaved vehicle for the future: cleaner, quieter, leaner - and stylish.

Lean and Green - the Clever vehicle

Learning road safety from dummies

Learning road safety from dummies

A new breed of nimble crash-test dummy with life-like movement is hitting the road to teach European scientists how car accidents affect the human body. Researchers hope the new prototype will provide insights that will enable them to increase the ‘passive safety’ of Europe’s cars and roads.

Lightening the atmosphere with low-weight cars

Lightening the atmosphere with low-weight cars

Most people understand that a heavy car is a slow car, but weight also increases an automobile’s burden on the environment. In order to meet Europe’s Kyoto commitments, car manufacturers are looking at a number of technologies for reducing vehicle weight. A recent workshop looked into EU-backed projects that will lighten the load on the atmosphere while maintaining stringent safety standards.

Lightning Protection for Structures and Systems on Light Aircraft Using Lightweight Composites

Lightning Protection for Structures and Systems on Light Aircraft Using Lightweight Composites

Lisbon accessibility plan opening doors

Lisbon accessibility plan opening doors

Participants at the recent Mediate and Access2All joint conference heard what a number of cities are doing to improve access to public transport, including the city of Lisbon.

Lofty goals laid out at Clean Sky JTI info day

The Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative held an 'Information Day' in Brussels on 15 December 2009, aimed at helping researchers respond to the second Clean Sky call for proposals. Key speakers outlined details of research topics up for new funding and explained how to apply.

Lofty goals laid out at Clean Sky JTI info day

Logistics-based Ship Design

LOGBASED develops methods/tools to provide designers, shipbuilders and ship operators with better guidance to develop effective ship designs for business opportunities relating to intermodal transportation solutions. Four ship designs will be developed on this basis and measured for their competitiveness.

Logistics-based Ship Design

Long-Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies

Long-Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies

Long-term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies II

Long-term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies II

Low-cost and High-efficiency CO2 Mobile Air Conditioning System for Lower Segment Cars

Low-cost and High-efficiency CO2 Mobile Air Conditioning System for Lower Segment Cars

The project aims at developing a new high-efficiency, low-cost air-conditioning system using CO2 as a refrigerant for small cars (A and B segments). Methods to assess performance, annual fuel consumption and environmental impact will be identified, constituting a preliminary step for new EU standards.

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MARSTRUCT Network launched in Lisbon

A new Network of Excellence (NoE) on Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT) was launched in Lisbon on 4 and 5 March 2004. The network, including collaborators from 17 countries, will work for five years to improve comfort, effectiveness, safety, reliability and environmental performance of ship structures.

MARSTRUCT Network launched in Lisbon

MCUBE - improving aircraft efficiency through miniaturisation

MCUBE - improving aircraft efficiency through miniaturisation

Miniaturisation represents a key strategic innovation, fuelling much of today's cutting-edge industrial development. Leading the way in aeronautics is the MCUBE project, developing new electronics modules, minimising size and weight for critical aircraft applications.

MEthodology for Framework programmes' Impact aSsessment in TranspOrt

MEthodology for Framework programmes' Impact aSsessment in TranspOrt

MId-term NEtworking technologies Rig and in-flight Validation for Aeronautical Applications

MId-term NEtworking technologies Rig and in-flight Validation for Aeronautical Applications

MODTRAIN demonstrator wows crowds at INNOTRANS

MODTRAIN demonstrator wows crowds at INNOTRANS

MODTRAIN was at the heart of the INNOTRANS exhibition, where visitors walked through an integrated demonstrator featuring a new driving cab and passenger areas. It was the first time both of these MODTRAIN elements were on display to the public at large.

MODURBAN – next generation urban rail systems

Partners representing major rail integrators, suppliers, operators, research centres and the Union of the European Railway Industries (UNIFE) met in Brussels on 27 January 2005 for the kick-off meeting of EU Integrated Project MODURBAN (Modular urban guided rail systems).

MODURBAN – next generation urban rail systems

Magnetoelastic Energy Systems for Even More Electric Aircraft

Magnetoelastic Energy Systems for Even More Electric Aircraft

Main Annulus Gas Path Interactions

Main Annulus Gas Path Interactions

Main players on board at EARPA conference

EARPA members, EU officials and European road transport stakeholders came together in Brussels on 13-14 November 2008 to review activities and research initiatives, and discuss the future of automotive research.

Main players on board at EARPA conference

Major EU conference pushes co-operation on the seas

Major EU conference pushes co-operation on the seas

European Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik called for a holistic approach to marine and maritime research at the first European Maritime Research Policy conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007. Co-operation is key, he said, in order to achieve a balance between the competitiveness of businesses and the sustainability of seas and oceans.

Major ITS Congress pushes smarter transport

Major ITS Congress pushes smarter transport

Putting new technologies to work to make transport safer, more efficient and greener was the focus of the 16th ITS World Congress in Stockholm from 21-25 September 2009. Delegates came from around the world to discuss the future of intelligent transport systems (ITS), especially the question of deployment.

Major event marks start of new year for European shipyards

On 8 February 2006, the Community of European Shipyards’ Associations (CESA) and the European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC) held a joint reception to celebrate the new year. Highlights included addresses by high-ranking EU officials and the delivery of the WATERBORNETP ‘Vision 2020’ document.

Major event marks start of new year for European shipyards

Major focus on transport research at ETP conference

The European Technology Platform (ETP) conference 'Working together on societal changes' featured key sessions on transport research, highlighting the central role of mobility in modern society. Issues included decarbonisation, door-to-door urban mobility, and safety and security.

Major focus on transport research at ETP conference

Major network targets road safety

Major network targets road safety

The Fourth European Vehicle Passive Safety Network (EVPSN) Conference took place in Paris on 6 November 2003. Over one hundred representatives from both European and non-European countries exchanged views on strategy and policy and discussed the latest results of work in areas ranging from virtual testing to new restraint systems to the latest developments in crash-test dummy technologies.

Major scientific publication for ‘DESider’ project

The results of the EU-funded DESider project ('Detached eddy simulation for industrial aerodynamics') have been published in a new 454-page volume edited by Werner Haase, Marianna Braza and Alistair Revell. The book includes a comprehensive introduction to the project and full details of methods and approaches.

Major scientific publication for ‘DESider’ project

Major scientific publication for ‘FLOMANIA’ project

Major scientific publication for ‘FLOMANIA’ project

The results of the EU-funded FLOMANIA project (‘Flow-physics modelling – an integrated approach’) have been published in a new 435-page volume edited by Werner Haase, Bertrand Aupoix, Ulf Bunge and Dieter Schwamborn. The book includes a comprehensive introduction to the project and details of methods and approaches, and it provides full reports on a variety of design applications.

Major success for European maritime SME

Major success for European maritime SME

With EU support under the FP5 CRAFT programme, Norway’s SeaMetric International AS has developed the ‘Twin Marine Lifter’ system for installation and removal of very heavy objects on offshore marine facilities.

Making air travel safer

The results of a four-year-research effort to develop future safety information systems for aircraft were released at an event in Amsterdam on 25th and 26th March.

Making air travel safer

Making progress on public transport accessibility

EU-funded research projects, including 'Mediate' and 'Access2All' are finding new ways to get the disabled, elderly and other 'transport vulnerable' citizens into the public transport system. In doing so, they are making it easier for everyone to enjoy more efficient mobility.

Making progress on public transport accessibility

Making road transport more intelligent

A key contributor to this year's Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Information Society and Media (DG INFSO) works to develop and deploy applications based on information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the transport sector.

Making road transport more intelligent

Making train interiors safer for passengers

The 'SafeInteriors' project is developing new methods for designing and testing furniture, components and systems associated with train vehicle interiors.

Making train interiors safer for passengers

Marine related research and the future european maritime policy

Marine related research and the future european maritime policy

(60 pages)

Maritime policy outlined at EUROMARES 2010 conference

The EUROMARES 2010 conference in May 2010 featured the latest advances and emerging ideas in the field of marine research, innovation and maritime policy.

Maritime policy outlined at EUROMARES 2010 conference

Market-based Impact Mitigation for the Environment

Market-based Impact Mitigation for the Environment

Materials, Process and CAE Tools Development for Pre-impregnated Carbon Binder Yarn Preform Composites

Materials, Process and CAE Tools Development for Pre-impregnated Carbon Binder Yarn Preform Composites

Methodology for Evaluation of Project Impacts in the field of Transport

Methodology for Evaluation of Project Impacts in the field of Transport

Methods for the Efficient Simulation of Aircraft Engine Noise

Methods for the Efficient Simulation of Aircraft Engine Noise

Milestone in European aviation – the strategic research and innovation agenda

At its general assembly on 10 July 2012 at the Farnborough Airshow, the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) broadly endorsed its new strategic research agenda (Volume 1) – paving the way for aviation research and innovation up to 2050.

Milestone in European aviation – the strategic research and innovation agenda

Modal shift and decongestion of transport corridors

Modal shift and decongestion of transport corridors

Model-Based Analysis of Human Errors During Aircraft Cockpit System Design

Model-Based Analysis of Human Errors During Aircraft Cockpit System Design

Modular Joints for Aircraft Composite Structures

Modular Joints for Aircraft Composite Structures

Modular Lightweight Sandwich Bus Concept

Multimaterial technology (sandwich and/or hybrid materials) is becoming increasingly important in new vehicle design. Public service vehicles (buses and coaches) are regarded as primary targets for application of sandwich construction and multimaterials, which play a major role in the transportation industry of both industrialised and developing countries. The proposed project will be focused on the development of a novel technology to manufacture bus/coach bodies using multimaterial sandwich panels.

Modular Lightweight Sandwich Bus Concept

Modular Urban-guided Rail Systems

The main target of the MODURBAN project is to design, develop and test an innovative and open common core system architecture and its key interfaces, in preparation for the next generations of urban-guided public transport systems.

Modular Urban-guided Rail Systems

Molten-carbonate fuel Cells for Waterborne APplication

Molten-carbonate fuel Cells for Waterborne APplication

MC-WAP is aiming at the application of the molten carbonate fuel cell technology onboard large vessels, such as RoPax, RoRo and cruise ships for auxiliary power generation purposes. MC-WAP aims to improve the performance of the system to allow an efficient application onboard.

Monitor Integrated Safety System

Monitor Integrated Safety System

MISS aims to develop an innovative platform to dynamically sense and predict natural and infrastructure conditions. This project wants to increase the safety of both citizens and operators by enabling a just-in-time intelligent computation of an open dynamic road surveillance network.

Monitoring System of the Development of Global Aviation

Monitoring System of the Development of Global Aviation

Monitoring progress towards Gender Equality in the Sixth Framework Programme

Sustainable Surface Transport - (24 pages)

Monitoring progress towards Gender Equality in the Sixth Framework Programme

Aeronautics and Space - (26 pages)

Monitoring progress towards Gender Equality in the Sixth Framework Programme

Monitoring progress towards Gender Equality in the Sixth Framework Programme

Monitoring, Optimisation and Control of Liquid Composite Moulding Processes

Monitoring, Optimisation and Control of Liquid Composite Moulding Processes

More Affordable Aircraft through eXtended, Intergrated and Mature nUmerical Sizing

More Affordable Aircraft through eXtended, Intergrated and Mature nUmerical Sizing

More Integrated System Safety Assessment

More Integrated System Safety Assessment

More Open Electrical Technologies

More Open Electrical Technologies

More efficient - less polluting

More efficient - less polluting

Multi-annual roadmap EGCI online

Multi-annual roadmap EGCI online

The 2011 publication of the multiannual roadmap for the European Green Car Initiative can be downloaded and ordered online as of now.

Multifunctional Layers for Safer Aircraft Composite Structures

Multifunctional Layers for Safer Aircraft Composite Structures

Multifunctional Structures

Multifunctional Structures

Multimodal

Multimodal

Multiscale Analysis of Large Aerostructures

Multiscale Analysis of Large Aerostructures

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NEW Aero engine Core concepts

NEW Aero engine Core concepts

NEw Standby Lidar InstrumEnt

NEw Standby Lidar InstrumEnt

National Contact Points

National Contact Points

The network of National Contact Points is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in FP7 for researchers and organisations wishing to take part in FP7 projects.

Need help getting started?

Need help getting started?

Network of Excelence on Marine Structures

Network of Excelence on Marine Structures

The objective of the network, which has a duration of five years, is to improve the comfort, effectiveness, safety, reliability and environmental behaviour of ship structures. This objective will be achieved by strengthening the European competitiveness aiming at a permanent organisation of a type of virtual institute, which will ensure the integration of the various European groups in a European centre of competence for the structural analysis of ships with improved safety, environmental behaviour and comfort.

Network of Excellence on Advanced Passive Safety

Following the mobilisation of critical R&D mass on vehicle passive safety in EU Thematic Network projects like PSN & EVPSN2, APSN is aiming at a durable integrated European vehicle passive safety research and implementation programme, and the creation of a virtual institute (VI).

Network of Excellence on Advanced Passive Safety

Networking the sky for aeronautical communications

Networking the sky for aeronautical communications

New ACARE holds first General Assembly

New ACARE holds first General Assembly

Siim Kallas, Vice-president of the European Commission with responsibility for transport, launched the new Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE 2) at the Paris Air Show. He opened the kick-off meeting in the presence of senior industry representatives during a visit to the 49th edition of the air show on 21 June 2011.

New Aircraft Concepts Research

New Aircraft Concepts Research

New Commission strategy to improve environmental performance in aviation sector

New Commission strategy to improve environmental performance in aviation sector

The European Commission has presented a plan for reducing the impact of air travel on the environment. In a Communication adopted on 27 September 2005, the Commission proposes bringing aircraft operators into the EU’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), creating a permanent incentive for airlines to minimise their emissions.

New Concepts for Turnouts in Urban Rail Transit Infrastructures

The word ‘turnout’ describes the junction in trackwork where lines diverge or converge. Although a turnout consists of several components, this project focuses on the most expensive component: the frog. The frog is the section of the turnout that enables the wheel that is running on one rail to literally cross over another rail. The project considers the following types of frogs: cast manganese, welded, moveable nose, flange bearing and deep groove. The TURNOUTS project focuses on the design and manufacture of new turnout concepts for rail infrastructure. Project partners include the main European turnout manufacturers as well as research and engineering organisations, one contractor and three end users.

New Concepts for Turnouts in Urban Rail Transit Infrastructures

New Integrated Combustion System for Future Passenger Car Engines

The NICE Integrated Project was proposed by the European automotive industry, and given the highest responsibility level. The main objective of NICE is to develop a new integrated combustion system that, independent of the type of fuel, achieves the highest fuel conversion efficiency.

New Integrated Combustion System for Future Passenger Car Engines

New Member States impress workshop participants

The CALM workshop in Budapest on 13 September 2006 gathered a range of participants working to reduce transport-related noise. Among those attending were researchers from the EU’s New Member States (NMSs), all of whom confirmed a growing determination to become full partners in the European Research Area (ERA).

New Member States impress workshop participants

New Road Construction Concept

New Road Construction Concept

What will the European road system look like in 2040? How can innovation deliver solutions to the challenges of the future? These are the two questions which NR2C aims to answer. NR2C provides a long-term vision of road infrastructure, based on new concepts, and develops specific innovations to support this vision in three areas: urban, interurban and bridges.

New SRIA

New Tools and Processes for Improving Machining of Heat-Resistant Alloys Used in Aerospace Applications

New Tools and Processes for Improving Machining of Heat-Resistant Alloys Used in Aerospace Applications

New Transport Advisory Group for FP7

New Transport Advisory Group for FP7

The Transport Advisory Group (TAG) provides valuable support to European Commission services in the form of advice and input into the annual transport (including aeronautics) work programmes of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7). With new members, and an extended mandate, the new FP7 TAG held its first meeting, in Brussels, on 19 September 2006.

New aeronautics research catalogue now online

New aeronautics research catalogue now online

A new Commission publication entitled ‘Aeronautics Research 2003 - 2006 projects’ contains summaries of all of the aeronautics and air transport projects co-financed under the first and second calls for proposals of the Sixth Research Framework Programme (FP6).

New agreement boosts aviation safety in the Balkans

New agreement boosts aviation safety in the Balkans

An agreement reached between the European Union and Eurocontrol grants €5 million to strengthen aviation and air traffic management in south-eastern Europe.

New aircraft engine designs reduce CO2 emissions

New aircraft engine designs reduce CO2 emissions

The EU-funded NEWAC project has delivered new engine designs to help Europe meet pressing emission targets for air transport.

New and Innovative Concepts for Helping European Transport Sustainability

NICHES will facilitate the coordination of the research activities of academic institutions, industry, mobility operators and transport authorities regarding key urban transport innovations that lack broad deployment. NICHES aims to stimulate a wide debate between relevant stakeholders from different sectors and disciplines across the EU and Accession Countries in order to promote the most promising new concepts, initiatives and projects from their current ‘niches’ (sic) position to a ‘mainstream’ urban transport policy application.

New and Innovative Concepts for Helping European Transport Sustainability

New call for proposals Clean Sky

Clean Sky has launched its eleventh call for proposals on 13 January 2012. This represents one of the largest calls ever of this ambitious aeronautical research programme. The available funding of €36.5 million covers almost seventy topics, aiming to develop breakthrough technologies to significantly increase the environmental performances of airplanes and air transport, resulting in less noisy and more fuel efficient aircraft.

New call for proposals Clean Sky

New call, new roadmap, new project synopsis

The European Green Car Initiative supports research into technologies and infrastructures that are essential for achieving breakthroughs in the use of renewable and non-polluting energy sources, safety and traffic fluidity. Its recent calls and publications are of interest to anyone wanting to contribute to research into greener transport.

New call, new roadmap, new project synopsis

New calls for transport research launched

Today, the European Commission launched a new round of FP7 calls for transport research. Researchers and scientists interested in submitting a proposal can do so

New calls for transport research launched

New era of cooperation in Transport Research between the EU and the USA

New generation of aeronautical bearings for extreme environmental constraints

New generation of aeronautical bearings for extreme environmental constraints

New milestone for ‘Clean Sky’

New milestone for ‘Clean Sky’

The European Commission along with industry experts are determined to overhaul the entire airport transport industry, with new technologies to reduce CO2 by 50%. 'Clean Sky', the EU initiative that will make it all happen, is now officially autonomous. Its Executive Director, Eric Dautriat, discusses the issues.

New perspectives in Aeronautics

1998-2002 Project synopses - (348 pages)

New perspectives in Aeronautics

New project to assess transport research priorities in Maghreb countries

The newly launched ESTEEM initiative brings together European and Maghreb countries to set strategic priorities and research goals in the area of transport safety and security.

New project to assess transport research priorities in Maghreb countries

New rail driver's cab points way to future

New rail driver's cab points way to future

The EU-funded 'EUDDplus' project has achieved new milestones on the way to the safer and more standardised rail transport driver's cab of the future.

New round of funding announced for EU aeronautics and surface transport research

Forty-three new aeronautics research projects have been proposed for funding under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development. Results of the evaluation of surface transport proposals are still to be announced.

New round of funding announced for EU aeronautics and surface transport research

New track-integrated Electrical single Flap drive System

New track-integrated Electrical single Flap drive System

New-generation Natural Gas Ship Interfaces

New-generation Natural Gas Ship Interfaces

News

News

News - Air

News - Air

News - Co-modality

News - Co-modality

News - Competitiveness

News - Competitiveness

News - Galileo

News - Galileo

News - Greening of transport

News - Greening of transport

News - Multimodal

News - Multimodal

News - Rail

News - Rail

News - Road

News - Road

News - Safety and security

News - Safety and security

News - Urban mobility

News - Urban mobility

News - Water

News - Water

Nice - A new era for the internal combustion engine

A new internal combustion engine addresses the drawbacks of petrol and diesel designs. As a result, it cuts both fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The project, NICE, was supported by the European Commission.

Nice - A new era for the internal combustion engine

Nice -A new era for the internal combustion engine

Nice -A new era for the internal combustion engine

No slowing down for EU-Russia co-operation in aeronautics research

Europe's ties with Russian aeronautics institutions have grown stronger over successive EU research funding programmes. A recent co-operation workshop in Moscow showed that trend continuing, with both sides redoubling their efforts to forge co-operative links.

No slowing down for EU-Russia co-operation in aeronautics research

Nominate your product for a sustainable energy award

Nominate your product for a sustainable energy award

Your project has accomplished outstanding results in sustainable energy and energy efficiency? Why not compete for the SUSTAINABLE ENERGY EUROPE AWARDS? This annual competition launched by the European Commission in 2005 rewards best-in-class initiatives in these fields.

Non-Deterministic Simulation for CFD-based Design Methodologies

Non-Deterministic Simulation for CFD-based Design Methodologies

Novel Innovative Competitive Effective Tilt-Rotor Integrated Project

Novel Innovative Competitive Effective Tilt-Rotor Integrated Project

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ON-Wing Ice DetectioN and MonitorinG System

ON-Wing Ice DetectioN and MonitorinG System

ONERA, DLR and Airbus sign RTD co-operation agreement

ONERA, DLR and Airbus sign RTD co-operation agreement

Three of Europe’s largest aerospace organisations signed, at this year’s Paris Air Show, an agreement to strengthen their co-operative efforts in Research and Technological Development (RTD).

OPTIMAL project holds final forum in Paris

OPTIMAL project holds final forum in Paris

The partly EU-funded OPTIMAL project, developing innovative procedures for aircraft approach and landing phases, held its final public forum on 25-26 June 2008 in Paris. The event was attended by more than 150 participants from Europe, America, Asia and Africa.

Official launch of the European Green Vehicles Initiative cPPP on 17 December 2013 in Brussels

The European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI) contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) will be launched on Tuesday 17 December 2013 in Brussels, with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Oil Sea Harvester

By raising the issue of marine oil spills to the highest priority for the EU community, OSH is addressing these needs to develop a fast ship in transit to be quickly on the scene and to recover oil in rather high sea states. The outcome is the technico-economical definition of the integrated OSH system.

Oil Sea Harvester

On track to a sustainable future

EU-funded research for a safe and efficient European rail system - (56 pages)

On track to a sustainable future

Onboard Active Safety System

Onboard Active Safety System

One DIsplay for a Cockpit Interactive Solution

One DIsplay for a Cockpit Interactive Solution

Online registration for the EU-Russia aeronautics workshop

On 15-16 October 2009, aworkshopwill be held in Moscow to promote the submission of new proposals for joint EU-Russia research funding. The event is open toparticipants from the EU Member States, FP7 Associated States, ICPC countries and the Russian Federation.

Online registration for the EU-Russia aeronautics workshop

Optimisation for Low Environmental Noise Impact Aircraft

Optimisation for Low Environmental Noise Impact Aircraft

Optimisation of Hydrogen-powered Internal Combustion Engines

The overall goal of HyHEELS is to provide an UltraCap energy storage system for the use in hybrid- and fuel-cell vehicles, which satisfies all the properties necessary to make an integrative component.

Optimisation of Hydrogen-powered Internal Combustion Engines

Optimisation of a Hydrogen Powered Internal Combustion Engine

The internal combustion engine is ideally suited for hydrogen application since it offers high-power density at relatively low cost. HyICE is an initiative for automotive hydrogen engine development, which will provide economically feasible and environmentally friendly solutions for the increasing mobility demand.

Optimisation of a Hydrogen Powered Internal Combustion Engine

Optimised Procedures and Techniques for Improvement of Approach and Landing

Optimised Procedures and Techniques for Improvement of Approach and Landing

Outcome of third call for proposals for surface transport research

Outcome of third call for proposals for surface transport research

The European Commission has released some preliminary results of the latest call for proposals for transport research.

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Partnerships and action plans for sustainable aviation

Partnerships and action plans for sustainable aviation

This year’s Aviation & the Environment Conference sent a clear message to the aviation industry: cleanup its act! Partnership was the watchword of the event – the way forward is to involve all groups concerned, private and public alike.

Past Events

Past Events

Past Events

Past Events

Past Events - Air

Past Events - Air

Past Events - Air

Past Events - Air

Past Events - Multimodal

Past Events - Multimodal

Past Events - Multimodal

Past Events - Multimodal

Past Events - Rail

Past Events - Rail

Past Events - Rail

Past Events - Rail

Past Events - Road

Past Events - Road

Past Events - Road

Past Events - Road

Past Events - Water

Past Events - Water

Past Events - Water

Past Events - Water

Personal Plane: Assessment and Validation of Pioneering Concepts for Personal Air Transport Systems

Personal Plane: Assessment and Validation of Pioneering Concepts for Personal Air Transport Systems

Piezoelectric Brake Actuators

Piezoelectric Brake Actuators

Pollution Prevention and Control-safe Transportation of Hazardous Goods by Tankers

Pollution Prevention and Control-safe Transportation of Hazardous Goods by Tankers

The consequences of tanker accidents are often catastrophic, as can be vividly attested by the recent disasters of the Erika and Prestige, raising the issue of oil spills to the highest priority for the EU community. The POP&C project aims to address this issue head on by focusing on prevention and mitigation in ship design and operation for existing and new vessels.

Post-treAtment for the next Generation Of Diesel Engines

Post-treAtment for the next Generation Of Diesel Engines

The aim of this project is to provide a comprehensive, system-oriented view on potentially new after-treatment processes that will be required for the next HCCI (homogeneous charge compression ignition) combustion systems, taking into account the next fuel generation.

Poster on sustainable air transport

(1 page)

Poster on sustainable air transport

Poster on sustainable rail transport

Poster on sustainable rail transport

(1 page)

Poster on sustainable road transport

(1 page)

Poster on sustainable road transport

Poster on sustainable waterborne transport

Poster on sustainable waterborne transport

(1 page)

Power Generation during Loading and Unloading

PLUG is a new concept of power interface between LNG or container carriers, using electric propulsion and terminals, which allow them to provide or receive power from the local grid. PLUG is focused on the development and qualification of a quick connect/disconnect 6 600 volts ‘hands off’ concept and its associated power line with a power exchange capability of up to 25 MW.

Power Generation during Loading and Unloading

Powered Two-wheeler Integrated Safety

Powered Two-wheeler Integrated Safety

The aim of this project is to develop and use new technologies to provide integrated safety systems for a range of powered two-wheelers, which will greatly improve primary safety. PISa will contribute to the general EU target of 50% reduction in road accident fatalities.

Predictive methods for combined cycle fatigue in gas turbine blades

Predictive methods for combined cycle fatigue in gas turbine blades

Proceedings Transport Information Days 2012

The transport theme under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) welcomes excellent research proposals looking for innovative solutions to today’s transport-related societal challenges. The Transport Information Days on 18 and 19 July 2012 informed potential participants about FP7 and the new Transport Calls for Proposals under the ‘Co-operation’ Programme. Details were also given on the main legal and procedural conditions and we responded to questions. Below, you will find the proceedings as they become available.

Proceedings Transport Information Days 2012

Production to improve total efficiency of new generation short sea shipping

CREATE3S aims at developing a new generation of ships for short-sea operations using an innovative modular concept of separate (ship) platform modules and interchangeable cargo-containing modules. Though the use of advanced manufacturing techniques, production lead-times and costs are expected to be reduced by approximately 10%.

Production to improve total efficiency of new generation short sea shipping

Progressive Oil Sensor System for Extended Identification ON-Line

Progressive Oil Sensor System for Extended Identification ON-Line

POSSEIDON addresses the development of a sensor-based processing unit to continuously monitor lube oil degradation and contamination in main propulsion and power-generating engines aboard ships.

Project Synopses Aeronautics and Air Transport - Volume 2

Project Synopses Aeronautics and Air Transport - Volume 2

Project Synopses Aeronautics and Air Transport - Volume 3

Project synopses - volume 2

Aeronautics Research 2002 - 2006 projects - (376 pages)

Project synopses - volume 2

Promoting European-South African Research Co-operation in Aeronautics and Air Transport

Promoting European-South African Research Co-operation in Aeronautics and Air Transport

Promoting scientific co-operation between Europe and China in the field of multiphysics modelling, simulation, experimentation and design methods in aeronautics

Promoting scientific co-operation between Europe and China in the field of multiphysics modelling, simulation, experimentation and design methods in aeronautics

Promoting young researchers

Promoting young researchers

Developing the road transport solutions of the future will require hard work and imagination from a new generation of scientists. TRA 2008 will spotlight the most exciting and creative research being carried out by students from all over Europe.

Prospecting and Promoting Scientifi c Co-operation between Europe and China in the Field of Multi-Physics Modelling, Simulation, Experimentation and Design Methods in Aeronautics

Prospecting and Promoting Scientifi c Co-operation between Europe and China in the Field of Multi-Physics Modelling, Simulation, Experimentation and Design Methods in Aeronautics

Protecting aircraft and passengers

Protecting aircraft and passengers

Protecting our most vulnerable road users

Researchers say many thousands of children could benefit from a new system that helps ensure their safety as they go to school. SAFEWAY2SCHOOL brings together the latest communications technologies to, among other things, warn drivers of the presence of children near bus stops.

Providing direction for EU research coordinators

On 31 May 2010 in Brussels, the European Commission's Research Directorate-General hosted an 'Information Day' for research project coordinators hoping to hone their administrative skills.

Providing direction for EU research coordinators

Publications

Publications

Publications - Air

Publications - Air

Publications - Multimodal

Publications - Multimodal

Publications - Rail

Publications - Rail

Publications - Road

Publications - Road

Publications - Water

Publications - Water

Putting the ‘super’ in Europe's capacity for green power

Putting the ‘super’ in Europe's capacity for green power

With the rise in demand for green transportation, European researchers in the 'ILHYPOS' project have developed a new supercapacitor that could help power the next generation of electric cars.

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Quiet City Transport

This project will develop an integrated technology infrastructure for the efficient control of ambient noise from road and rail. The activity supports the European noise policy to eliminate harmful effects of noise exposure and decrease levels of transport noise, especially in urban areas, deriving solutions that will ensure compliance with the constraints of legislative limits.

Quiet City Transport

Quieter Surface Transport in Urban Areas

Quieter Surface Transport in Urban Areas

SILENCE develops an integrated system of methodologies and technologies for the efficient control of urban traffic noise. This takes into account the overall needs of city authorities with respect to noise creation from individual traffic (on road) and mass transport (on rail and road). A holistic treatment is made of all traffic noise facets: urban noise scenarios, individual noise sources, infrastructure, traffic management, noise perception and annoyance.

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RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds

Rail

Rail

Rail Infrastructure Clearance Management

The aim of INFRACLEAR is to allow optimum use of the infrastructures ‘track clearance’ by means of an innovative approach for track gauging using operational monitoring technology and thus contributing towards increasing the capacity and safety of the infrastructure.

Rail Infrastructure Clearance Management

Rail research in Edinburgh — industry goes on offensive to meet customers' needs

Rail research in Edinburgh — industry goes on offensive to meet customers' needs

The world’s biggest meeting of rail researchers took place in Edinburgh from 29 September to 1 October 2003. The World Congress on Rail Research (WCRR) brought together more than 600 participants for three days of presentations, posters and workshops. The conference theme, ‘From birth to renaissance’, reflected the technical as well as economic, operational and social challenges facing the rail industry.

Raising Citizens Awareness and Appreciation of EU Research on Sustainable Transport in the Urban Environment

Raising Citizens Awareness and Appreciation of EU Research on Sustainable Transport in the Urban Environment

Raising European Student Awareness in Aeronautical Research Through School labs

Raising European Student Awareness in Aeronautical Research Through School labs

Rapid Production of Large Aerospace Components

Rapid Production of Large Aerospace Components

Rapid progress for WATERBORNE Technology Platform

The maritime sector is big business; 90% of the EU’s external trade and 40% of its internal trade relies on waterborne transport. As a world leader in the design and production of specialised, high-technology vessels, Europe must continue to innovate, and this is the guiding principle behind WATERBORNETP.

Rapid progress for WATERBORNE Technology Platform

Rapid response to mitigate the effects of maritime disasters (SUSY)

The propagation of spillages after ship disasters is one of the biggest threats to the marine environment. Instead of focussing on cleaning up the mess, a new EU-funded system will prevent or lessen spillages from the outset, by stabilising vessels in the crucial moments immediately after an accident.

Realising Enhanced Safety and Efficiency in European Road Transport

The REACT project represents a breakthrough towards the long-term vision of significantly reducing traffic deaths and improving the transport infrastructure’s efficiency. REACT will sense natural and infrastructure conditions within and near each equipped vehicle. By using mobile vehicle sensors, REACT will ultimately cover all roads, and not just interurban routes where existing traffic management systems tend to be located.

Realising Enhanced Safety and Efficiency in European Road Transport

Realizing Enhanced Safety and Efficiency in European Road Transport

POMEROL intends to develop high-powered, low-cost and intrinsically safe lithium-ion batteries by using a breakthrough in materials. The materials and batteries will be used for fuel-cell hybrid and conventional hybrid drivetrain automotive applications.

Realizing Enhanced Safety and Efficiency in European Road Transport

Rear Fuselage and Empennage Flow Investigation

Rear Fuselage and Empennage Flow Investigation

Recovery package

European Green Cars Initiative - (6 pages)

Recovery package

Reduced separation minima

Reduced separation minima

Reducing Emissions from Aviation by Changing Trajectories for the Benefit of Climate

Reducing Emissions from Aviation by Changing Trajectories for the Benefit of Climate

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Transport beyond 2020: Linking R&D, Transport Policies and Reduction Targets

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Transport beyond 2020: Linking R&D, Transport Policies and Reduction Targets

Reducing car weight and cutting down greenhouse gas emissions

A new lighter weight car frame unveiled by EU-funded ‘SuperLight-Car’ project could provide the structure on which to rebuild Europe’s ailing auto industry – and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Reducing car weight and cutting down greenhouse gas emissions

Reducing the impact of human error at sea

Reducing the impact of human error at sea

The recent accident of the Costa Concordia cruise ship has tragically shown that mistakes at sea can have severe consequences. The European Commission is supporting advanced research that helps reduce the risks of human error and the impact, should something go wrong nevertheless.

Reduction of Cycle and Cost

The RC2 project goal is to reduce manufacturing costs and production lead time. RC2 will deliver not only an innovative manufacturing process based on the combination of rapid prototyping with the most suitable finishing but also

Reduction of Cycle and Cost

Registration Transport Information Days 2012 open

The registration for the Transport Information Days 2012 is open as of today, 7 May 2012.

Registration Transport Information Days 2012 open

Reliable, Tuneable and Inexpensive Antennae by Collective Fabrication Processes

Reliable, Tuneable and Inexpensive Antennae by Collective Fabrication Processes

Remote Sensing Technique for Aero-engine Emission Certification and Monitoring

Remote Sensing Technique for Aero-engine Emission Certification and Monitoring

Remotely Operated Tanker Inspection System II

Ship integrity and pollution prevention call for periodic ship inspections with high costs and risks to those involved. The Remotely Operated Tanker Inspection System (ROTIS) has been developed to enter the flooded ballast tanks (even during ship navigation) to perform close-up visual inspection and wall thickness measurements, using tele-operation from remote sites. The advantages are lower costs (e.g. avoiding ship stand-by), lower risks and reliable results.

Remotely Operated Tanker Inspection System II

Report on Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 issued by the FP7 Transport Research Programme Committee

The report explains and provides recommendations on the need for a pro-active approach linking both policies to maximise their impacts.

Research Commissioner addresses aerospace leaders in Toulouse

Research Commissioner addresses aerospace leaders in Toulouse

On 23 June 2005, EU Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik met aerospace heavy hitters at the Thales Group to exchange views on research and development, in particular on the new FP7 perspectives.

Research Commissioner welcomed at ONERA, Lille

Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin received a warm welcome at ONERA’s Lille facility on 4 November 2003, meeting prominent members of the European aerospace research community and pledging continued support for their efforts. The day’s programme included some spectacular demonstrations of technological wizardry at one of Europe’s most advanced aeronautics research centres.

Research Commissioner welcomed at ONERA, Lille

Research and Innovation

Research can unlock the potential of ITS applications

Research can unlock the potential of ITS applications

The ITS World Congress in Stockholm on 22-25 September 2009 focused on EU-level efforts to speed up the introduction of intelligent transport systems (ITS). The European Commission's Research Directorate-General is doing its part to make sure the process goes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Research on the road to green cars

Research on the road to green cars

The European Parliament had an opportunity to see progress made in the European Green Car Initiative (EGCI) on 31 May 2011. Many of the automotive firms involved in EGCI projects exhibited their latest vehicles, while a workshop reported to MEPs of the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Committee.

Research projects

Research projects

Research projects - Air

Research projects - Air

Research projects - Co-modality

Research projects - Co-modality

Research projects - Competitiveness

Research projects - Competitiveness

Research projects - Galileo

Research projects - Galileo

Research projects - Greening of transport

Research projects - Greening of transport

Research projects - Multimodal

Research projects - Multimodal

Research projects - Rail

Research projects - Rail

Research projects - Road

Research projects - Road

Research projects - Safety and security

Research projects - Safety and security

Research projects - Urban mobility

Research projects - Urban mobility

Research projects - Water

Research projects - Water

Research projects look at transport and climate change

Two new EU-funded projects have set out to examine the effects of changing weather patterns on transport in Europe. 'EWENT' and 'WEATHER' will carry out in-depth analyses, assess the hazards and propose response strategies.

Research projects look at transport and climate change

Researchers flock to Surface Transport Information Day

The European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research (DG RES) and for Energy and Transport (DG Mobility and Transport) held a joint Surface Transport Information Day on 7 February 2008. The event featured presentations by top-level EC officials.

Researchers flock to Surface Transport Information Day

Responding to societal challenges

Responding to societal challenges

Results evaluations air transport and aeronautics activities transport call 2012

Results evaluations air transport and aeronautics activities transport call 2012

Results evaluations horizontal activities transport call 2012

The Commission, assisted by independent experts, has completed the evaluation of research proposals submitted to the transport calls that were launched in July 2011 and closed in December 2011.

Results evaluations horizontal activities transport call 2012

Results evaluations surface transport call 2012

Results evaluations surface transport call 2012

Road

Road

Road infrastructure projects bridge gap between newer and older EU Member States

The results of the trailblazing 'ARCHES' and 'SPENS' projects have been presented in Ljubljana, at a conference hosted by ZAG, Slovenia’s National Building and Civil Engineering Institute.

Road infrastructure projects bridge gap between newer and older EU Member States

Road train approaching

Road train approaching

The SARTRE project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) has successfully completed the first test demonstrations of a multiple vehicle platoon. The test fleet included a lead truck followed by three cars driven entirely autonomously at speeds of up to 90 km/h – with no more than a 6 metres gap between the vehicles.

Road transport Technology Platform ERTRAC lays down gauntlet on climate change

Road transport Technology Platform ERTRAC lays down gauntlet on climate change

Transport already accounts for a large proportion of greenhouse emissions, and the number of kilometres travelled by road continues to increase, leading some to call for a radical rethink of current road transport research strategies. At a major ERTRAC conference in Brussels on 26 September 2007, road transport stakeholders discussed the way forward.

Road transport leaders present vision for 2020

On 12 July 2004, ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, published a report entitled 'Vision 2020 and challenges'. The eagerly anticipated document, which presents future trends and obstacles to be overcome in the road transport sector, has been called a milestone by industrial, research and government stakeholders.

Road transport leaders present vision for 2020

Road transport stakeholders invited to Ljubljana for TRA 2008

The Second European Road Transport Research Arena will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 21 to 25 April 2008. TRA 2008 will highlight sustainable, safer and more efficient road transport, providing a meeting place for all stakeholder communities, including policy-makers, industry and research.

Road transport stakeholders invited to Ljubljana for TRA 2008

Role for transport research in fighting social exclusion

The EU-funded ECLIPSE project is working to ensure that all citizens have equal opportunities to benefit from community life. At a meeting in Perugia on 19 May 2006, partners discussed the role of transport in tackling poverty and other issues related to public and social access.

Role for transport research in fighting social exclusion

Russian partners to test new ‘VITAL’ booster

Russian partners to test new ‘VITAL’ booster

On 11 December 2007 in Liege, Belgium, VITAL project partner Techspace Aero delivered a newly developed booster module to Russian partner CIAM for the next phase of testing in a programme aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of air transport.

Russia’s TsAGI battles on amid changes

Over the past ten years, sweeping changes have taken their toll on Russia’s once great aerospace industry, with reductions in public funding forcing researchers to look elsewhere for support. Long one of the world’s premier research centres, the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) is capitalising on new opportunities for co-operation with global partners, including the European Union.

Russia’s TsAGI battles on amid changes

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SAFEICE - cutting a path through icy waters

SAFEICE - cutting a path through icy waters

Despite dangerous conditions, more and more ships are making their ways through ice-covered Arctic waters. With increasing traffic raising the risk of accidents in this severe environment the new EU-backed SAFEICE project has embarked on a quest to make navigating the ice safer and more economical.

SARTRE project presents exciting new road transport scheme

The EU-funded 'SARTRE' project is developing and testing new technologies to enable vehicles to travel together safely in 'road trains' on unmodified public motorways.

SARTRE project presents exciting new road transport scheme

SCAlable and ReconfigurabLe Electronics plaTforms and Tools

SCAlable and ReconfigurabLe Electronics plaTforms and Tools

SESAR Joint Undertaking

The SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) programme is one of the most ambitious research and development projects ever launched by the European Community.

SESAR Joint Undertaking

SMEs in European aeronautics

SMEs in European aeronautics

Small companies making a big impact - (12 pages)

SMEs in European aeronautics

SMEs in European aeronautics

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can play a vital role in the European aeronautics sector, where state-of-the-art technologies are crucial. But while often at the cutting edge of innovation, such firms have limited financial resources and face serious challenges accessing and benefiting from pan-European research programmes.

STAR 21 – Strategic Aerospace Review for the 21st century

Creating a coherent market and policy framework for a vital European industry - (44 pages)

STAR 21 – Strategic Aerospace Review for the 21st century

Safe Abandoning of Ships - Improvement of Current Lifesaving Appliances Systems

Safe Abandoning of Ships - Improvement of Current Lifesaving Appliances Systems

The project is aiming to realise innovative and proven evacuation craft concepts to increase passenger safety substantially during an emergency at sea. It addresses the assessment procedures and generates novel concepts in order to increase the reliability of ship rescue.

Safe Driver Machine Interface (DMI) for ERTMS automatic train control

Safe Driver Machine Interface (DMI) for ERTMS automatic train control

SAFEDMI’s objective is to design and develop an ERTMS-compliant safe (at least SIL2) driver machine interface with safe wireless communication interfaces for configuration, software and firmware downloading and diagnostic purposes to respond to the increasing safety level needs in the automatic train control systems of high-speed rail lines.

Safe Offloading from Floating LNG Platforms

Safe Offloading from Floating LNG Platforms

There are substantial advantages in liquefying the natural gas on an offshore production platform and offloading it to a shuttle gas carrier. Such a system is usually referred to as floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG). FLNG systems have been considered globally as a development option for a number of offshore gas fields, but due to perceived operational difficulties none has yet been developed.

Safe automatic flight back and landing of aircraft

Safe automatic flight back and landing of aircraft

Safer European Level Crossing Appraisal and Technology

SELCAT will perform a deep analysis of completed and existing European level crossing safety research focusing on appraisal, technology and safety evaluation methodology including dissemination actions like workshops, special sessions at conferences, public campaigns and a web portal.

Safer European Level Crossing Appraisal and Technology

Safer recovery from difficult flight conditions

Aircraft are very safe, but unexpected, extremely difficult flight conditions do happen. Up to now, no simulator has been able to give pilots training that could prepare them realistically for situations like these. The SUPRA project has succeeded in building a flight simulator to train pilots for harsh conditions.

Safer recovery from difficult flight conditions

Safety Improved with a New concept by Better Awareness on airport approach Domain

Safety Improved with a New concept by Better Awareness on airport approach Domain

Safety In Motion

Safety In Motion

SIM project deals with the development of an innovative concept vehicle with new safety devices that will result in a decrease in the number of powered two-wheelers (PTW) accidents and related consequences for riders. An integrated (matrix) approach to solve safety issues for PTWs will be implemented.

Safety and security

Safety and security

Safety and security

Safety and security

Safety and security

Safety and security

Safety and security key aeronautics priorities

The ‘Aeronautics Days 2006’ conference in Vienna featured press briefings and thematic sessions on air transport safety and security, key issues as the aeronautics sector looks to further safeguard passengers, planes and ground facilities.

Safety and security key aeronautics priorities

Safety makes headlines at major road transport research conference

Speakers at the recent TRA 2008 conference in Ljubljana took on the key question of road safety. Despite enormous efforts and some improvements, all agreed that much remains to be done to reduce the occurrence and severity of road accidents.

Safety makes headlines at major road transport research conference

Safety remains top priority for auto industry

Safety remains top priority for auto industry

Speakers at the recent TRA 2006 conference in Göteborg took on the key question of road safety, insisting that, despite enormous efforts and measurable improvements over past decades, much can still be done to reduce accidents.

Safety, complexity and responsibility-based design and validation of highly automated air traffic management

Safety, complexity and responsibility-based design and validation of highly automated air traffic management

Satellite applications for emergency handling, traffic alerts, road safety and incident prevention (SafeTRIP)

Getting from A to B on European roads could become an easier, safer and more entertaining experience thanks to a new mobile technology platform for vehicles demonstrated by the SafeTRIP project.

Scenarios for the Transport System and Energy Supply and their Potential Effects

The aim of this project is to develop, compare and assess possible scenarios for the transport system and energy supply of the future, taking into account the state of the art of relevant research and such criteria as the autonomy and security of energy supplies, effects on the environment and economy, and the interactions between transport and land use.

Scenarios for the Transport System and Energy Supply and their Potential Effects

Seamless Aeronautical Networking through integration of Data links, Radios and Antennas

Seamless Aeronautical Networking through integration of Data links, Radios and Antennas

Seamless Public Urban Rail Transport

Seamless Public Urban Rail Transport

Rail mass transit vehicles, which are defined as trams, light rail and metros, very often do not behave as expected when running on existing rail infrastructure, although the vehicles may well be fully compatible with the specifications of the buying authorities and they may well have passed the acceptance tests. Many operators have different types of vehicles on their infrastructure and most operators also have different types of track systems in their network. They want the current and future vehicles to perform well on their complete existing and future network. This is one of the reasons why most vehicles today are built to local specifications.

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Search

Sectors pull together at ETP Conference 2010

Sectors pull together at ETP Conference 2010

The ETP Conference in Brussels in May 2010 saw hundreds of representatives of industry, academia, civil society, EU member-states and the European Commission coming together for two days of focused debate on the challenges facing Europe and how to address them through research and innovation.

Secure aTm cdmA software-defined Radio

Secure aTm cdmA software-defined Radio

Securing air travel

Ensuring the security of air transport has become a major priority for all stakeholders in the aviation sector. The events of September 11 2001 and subsequent developments have renewed efforts to protect passengers, crew and infrastructure from attack. New technologies and processes are being brought to bear on a complex problem that is further complicated by an unprecedented growth in demand for air travel.

Securing air travel

Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment

Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment

Services for CollaboRative SMEs Aerospace Technical research

Services for CollaboRative SMEs Aerospace Technical research

Shifting up a Gear

Shifting up a Gear

Transport and FP7 - (36 pages)

Ship Repair to Maintain Transport which is Environmentally Sustainable

As an activity, ship repair and conversion has more of the characteristics of a service industry than manufacturing. Relative to shipbuilding, it is high volume, rapid turnaround and highly unpredictable. This project is important in its structure because it is driven by the industry identifying its problems and requirements, and involves the academic community to help devise solutions.

Ship Repair to Maintain Transport which is Environmentally Sustainable

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Simulating Aircraft Stability and Control Characteristics for Use in Conceptual Design

Simulating Aircraft Stability and Control Characteristics for Use in Conceptual Design

Simulation Based Solutions for Industrial Manufacture of Large Infusion Composite Parts

Simulation Based Solutions for Industrial Manufacture of Large Infusion Composite Parts

Simulation of Upset Recovery in Aviation

Simulation of Upset Recovery in Aviation

Simulation-based corrosion management for aircraft

Simulation-based corrosion management for aircraft

Single European sky implementation support through validation

Single European sky implementation support through validation

Sitemap

Sitemap

Slovenia hosts major road transport conference ‘TRA 2008’

Slovenia hosts major road transport conference ‘TRA 2008’

Over 1300 participants from Europe and beyond came to Ljubljana, Slovenia from 21-24 April for the TRA 2008 conference. The event featured major presentations by high-level decision makers, leading-edge researchers and top industrial players. Strategic and thematic sessions highlighted ‘greener, safer and smarter’ road transport.

Small Aircraft Future Avionics ARchitecture

Smart High Lift Devices for Next-Generation Wings

Smart High Lift Devices for Next-Generation Wings

Smart Technologies for stress free AiR Travel

Smart Technologies for stress free AiR Travel

Smart maintenance of aviation hydraulic fluid using an onboard monitoring and reconditioning system

Smart maintenance of aviation hydraulic fluid using an onboard monitoring and reconditioning system

Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day, save the date!

Charlemagne building – Brussels 2 February 2015

Solid ground for pedestrians on footbridges

Bringing walkers into the urban transport fold, 'YEAR 2010' award winner Sifiso Nhleko has developed an innovative and inexpensive method for testing the structural integrity of footbridges before they are built.

Solid ground for pedestrians on footbridges

Sound Engineering for Aircraft

Sound Engineering for Aircraft

Spill Response Experience

SPILL RESPONSE EXPERIENCE (or SPREEX) is a Coordinated Action based on the existing experience of the response to oil spills in Europe. It is focused on the identification of research needs through the development of state of the art for issues identified by more than 25 organisations.

Spill Response Experience

Stadium: smarter transport management for global events

An innovative online tool has been developed to help cities meet the transport demands of large-scale events. Created through an international EU-funded project, the tool shows how integration of Intelligent Transport Systems can make a world of difference.

Stančič addresses media on EU marine and maritime research

On 14 June 2007, Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s Research Directorate-General, Zoran Stančič, discussed marine and maritime research with members of the press, stressing the EU’s full commitment to making the world’s waters cleaner, safer and more productive.

Stančič addresses media on EU marine and maritime research

Staying ahead of the wave

Staying ahead of the wave

Pages: 50 Publication year: 2011

Stimulating Ukraine–EU Aeronautics Research Co-operation

Stimulating Ukraine–EU Aeronautics Research Co-operation

Strategic Aid for Escort Tugs at Work

SAFETOW will provide masters of disabled vessels and masters of salvage and escort tugs with support tools, which will enable them to take decisions in real time with the best available information regarding the consequence of their actions.

Strategic Aid for Escort Tugs at Work

Strategic Research Agenda, Executive Summary

Strategic Research Agenda, Executive Summary

2004 - Advisory Council For Aeronautics Research in Europe - (12 pages)

Strategic Research Agenda, Executive Summary

Strategic Research Agenda, Executive Summary

Advisory Council For Aeronautics Research in Europe - (11 pages)

Strategic Research Agenda, Volume 1

2004 - Advisory Council For Aeronautics Research in Europe - (92 pages)

Strategic Research Agenda, Volume 1

2002 - Advisory Council For Aeronautics Research in Europe - (48 pages)

Strategic Research Agenda, Volume 1

Strategic Research Agenda, Volume 1

Strategic Research Agenda, Volume 2

2004 - Advisory Council For Aeronautics Research in Europe - (52 pages)

Strategic Research Agenda, Volume 2

Strategic Research and Innnovation Agenda for European Aviation published

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

Publication of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Aviation sector at the ILA international airshow in Berlin on the 12th of September 2012.

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for European Aviation published

Strengthening Road Transport Research Co-operation between Europe and Emerging International Markets

Strengthening Road Transport Research Co-operation between Europe and Emerging International Markets

SIMBA aims to increase road transport research co-operation between Europe and the emerging markets of China, India, Brazil and South Africa by establishing a collaboration network that will bring together the key stakeholders in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS), road infrastructures and automotive developments.

Strong showing for Europe at 2003 Paris Air Show

Strong showing for Europe at 2003 Paris Air Show

Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin attended the Paris Air Show on 20 June 2003, meeting prominent members of the European aerospace industry and pledging continued support for their efforts. The event comes in the wake of a difficult year for world aviation, but Busquin sees the tide turning.

Structural Health Monitoring in Action

Structural Health Monitoring in Action

Structural Monitoring with Advanced Integrated Sensor Technologies

Structural Monitoring with Advanced Integrated Sensor Technologies

Study of the Impacts of the Transport RTD Projects in FP5 and FP6

Study of the Impacts of the Transport RTD Projects in FP5 and FP6

Study on high-altitude aircraft and airships (HAAS) deployed for specific aeronautical and space applications

Study on high-altitude aircraft and airships (HAAS) deployed for specific aeronautical and space applications

Success for key maritime research projects

Europe faces a number of specific research challenges in the marine and maritime domains. Under successive Research Framework Programmes, the Commission has sought to answer these challenges, compiling an impressive list of successful research initiatives.

Success for key maritime research projects

Success for low-weight auto parts project

TECABS, a leading EU project on advanced composite materials for cars, has produced a carbon fibre floorpan that is 50% lighter than its steel equivalent, using 70% fewer parts.

Success for low-weight auto parts project

Successful aeronautics project nominated for award (SAFAR)

This year, the EU-funded SAFAR project has been nominated for the FlightGlobal Achievement Awards, in the category of ‘Innovator of the Year’.

Successful public transport demonstration at India Commonwealth Games

Successful public transport demonstration at India Commonwealth Games

The EU-funded 'Stadium' project has carried out a successful demonstration of new Intelligent Transport Systems, helping to get spectators and athletes to and from sports venues at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Successful ‘SIMBA’ event in São Paulo

Successful ‘SIMBA’ event in São Paulo

On 4 October 2007, the EU-funded SIMBA project held its Brazil National Event in conjunction with the SIMEA International Symposium on Automotive Engineering.

Superior Lifetime Operation Economy of Ship Propellers

Superior Lifetime Operation Economy of Ship Propellers

As a response to the continuous increases of fuel prices and the hydrodynamic penalties of ageing ships belonging to the project ship owners, Pescanova and Ocean, SUPERPROP will develop an easy-to-use updating strategic-costs assessment tool, indicated for fishing and tug vessels already in operation. This tool will address a range of hydrodynamic ageing causes.

Supersonic Transition Control

Supersonic Transition Control

Supervised Implementation of Sustainable Urban Transport Concepts

Supervised Implementation of Sustainable Urban Transport Concepts

The main goal of TRANSPOWER is to supervise the implementation of sustainable urban transport. TRANSPOWER provides municipal and regional decision-makers with properly evaluated scientific information about best practices and relevant experience in order to implement sustainable, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and efficient urban transport concepts.

Support for European Aeronautical SMEs

Support for European Aeronautical SMEs

Support for European aeronautical SMEs

Support for European aeronautical SMEs

Support for European aeronautical SMEs (Phase VI)

Support for European aeronautical SMEs (Phase VI)

Support for Realising New Member and Associate States' Potentials in Transport Research

Support for Realising New Member and Associate States' Potentials in Transport Research

Support for international research in aeronautics

Support for international research in aeronautics

The European Commission remains committed to fostering closer ties with international partners, including Russia and China. The latest round of funding under the 2010 work programme 'Transport' theme includes funding for joint research in air transport and aviation.

Support to Eighth European Conference on Turbomachinery - Fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, Graz, March 2009

Support to Eighth European Conference on Turbomachinery - Fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, Graz, March 2009

Supporting Platform for Airport Decision-Making and Efficiency Analysis

Supporting Platform for Airport Decision-Making and Efficiency Analysis

Supporting Platform for Airport Decision-making and Efficiency analysis - Phase 2

Supporting Platform for Airport Decision-making and Efficiency analysis - Phase 2

Supporting Research on Climate-Friendly Transport

Supporting Research on Climate-Friendly Transport

Surface Transport research gets new boost

Surface Transport research gets new boost

A new set of calls for proposals has been published for surface transport research, including road, rail and waterborne modes. EU officials set the stage at an 'Information Day' in Brussels.

Surface transport features at European Technology Platforms conference

Surface transport features at European Technology Platforms conference

Over 500 participants, representing industry, the research community and policy makers, converged on Vienna on 4-5 May 2006 for a conference on European Technology Platforms (ETPs). The theme of the event, organised by the Austrian presidency and the European Commission, was ‘Strengthening European competitiveness in the era of globalisation’. Highlights included presentation of the WATERBORNETP Strategic Research Agenda.

Sustainability Impact Assessment of Strategies Integrating Transport, Technology and Energy Scenarios

Both transport and energy systems contribute to an ever-increasing quality of human life. On the other hand, adverse environmental impacts and insecurity of fossil energy sources and supplies constitute major risks for sustainable development. TRIAS develops and assesses integrated scenarios to adapt the transport-energy system to make it more sustainable in the future.

Sustainability Impact Assessment of Strategies Integrating Transport, Technology and Energy Scenarios

Sustainable Ballast Water Management Plant

The movement of some 3 to 12 billion tonnes of ballast water (BW) in ships internationally each year has been responsible for the translocation of 10 000 aquatic species across biogeographical boundaries. The aim of this project is the development of a BW treatment technology (UV, filters and electrolysis) into a completely self-controlled system.

Sustainable Ballast Water Management Plant

Sustainable Construction of Underground Transport Infrastructures

The SCOUT project develops a new environmentally friendly concept of ‘cut-and-cover’ tunnels, based on a holistic approach that combines the generalisation of the observational method, optimisation of design, breakthrough construction equipment and new applications of composite materials.

Sustainable Construction of Underground Transport Infrastructures

Sustainable Electrical and Electronic System for the Automotive Sector

Sustainable Electrical and Electronic System for the Automotive Sector

The SEES project aims to develop sustainable, clean, cost- and eco-effective electrical and electronic system (EES) prototypes and end-of-life processes. SEES follows a life-cycle approach considering all life-cycle steps, including design, pre-production at suppliers, production, assembly, use and end-of-life of automotive EES.

Sustainable Methods for Optimal design and Operation of ships with air-lubricaTed Hulls

Sustainable Methods for Optimal design and Operation of ships with air-lubricaTed Hulls

Air lubrication of Ship hull a large potential gain in hull effciency of up to 20%. SMOOTH seeks to fill missing technology gaps and enable air lubrication of hulls within normal European shipbuilding and operation practice for both inland and coastal ships.

Sustainable Pavements for EU New Member States

The aim of the project is to develop appropriate tools and procedures for the rapid rehabilitation of road pavements using materials that would:

Sustainable Pavements for EU New Member States

Sustainable Production Technologies of Emission-reduced Lightweight Car Concepts

Sustainable Production Technologies of Emission-reduced Lightweight Car Concepts

SLC pools the expertise and resources of 38 organisations to develop new lightweight vehicle concepts up to 50% lighter than present high-volume cars. SLC will address present limitations on advanced material processing, multi-material joining technologies and simulation tools (crash, fatigue, cost and sustainability).

Sustainable Surface Transport

Research Technological Development and Integration - (486 pages)

Sustainable Surface Transport

Sustainable surface transport research synopsis

Sustainable surface transport research synopsis

7th Framework Programme 2007-2013 VOL 1 Project synopses, calls 2007 & 2008

Sustainable urban transport

Sustainable urban transport

Sustainable urban transport

Sustainable urban transport

Swedish road transport takes centre stage

The ‘Transport Research Arena’ (TRA) 2006 conference brought researchers, businesspeople and decision-makers to Göteborg, Sweden, for four days of talks, presentations and exchange. But the conference programme also gave participants the chance to see some of the world’s most advanced road transport facilities and initiatives up close and in action.

Swedish road transport takes centre stage

Synergies between the transport component of Horizon 2020 and the cohesion policy 2014–2020

Synthesis of Aeronautical Compliant Mechanical Systems

Synthesis of Aeronautical Compliant Mechanical Systems

System-Wide Information Management – supported by innovative technologies

System-Wide Information Management – supported by innovative technologies

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TAILORED ON-BOARD ACTIVATED AGENTS PRODUCTION FOR EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

TAILORED ON-BOARD ACTIVATED AGENTS PRODUCTION FOR EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

The project is focused on the selection and assessment of an integrated active after-treatment system, compliant with Euro V regulations and beyond and capable of superior performances pursued via the generation of activated chemical agents via two alternative ways, a catalytic and an energy-based approach.

TITAN – focus on aircraft ‘turnaround’

The EU-funded TITAN project has delivered a new model for collaborative air transport decision making, and a tool to improve aircraft turnaround at airports, optimising efficiency while reducing flight delays and cancellations.

TRA 2008 road safety and security focus

TRA 2008 road safety and security focus

Organisers of this year’s Transport Research Arena (TRA 2008) in Ljubljana will be highlighting a number of important road transport-related issues, including safety and security. Participants will hear high-level presentations throughout the event and see key initiatives showcased at the conference exhibition.

TRA 2008 set to tackle urban mobility challenges

TRA 2008 set to tackle urban mobility challenges

Among the issues to be addressed at TRA 2008 is improving urban transport. Organisers will be highlighting new ideas and initiatives being implemented in the Ljubljana city environment, but also around Europe under the EU Research Framework Programme.

TRA 2008 to feature a wealth of in-depth conference sessions

TRA 2008 to feature a wealth of in-depth conference sessions

One of the main draws of TRA 2008 will be its rich conference programme. Why should you come to this event? To hear top-level personalities discuss greener, safer and smarter road transport in 58 sessions over four days.

TRA 2008 to highlight accomplishments of young researchers

TRA 2008 to highlight accomplishments of young researchers

The Young European Arena of Research is an FP7-funded competition for early-stage researchers in the area of road transport. It will give students an opportunity to showcase their work, both on the internet and, for the finalists, at the Transport Research Arena (TRA 2008) conference in Slovenia in April 2008.

TRA 2014 calls for competitions

The 5th edition of the conference "Transport Research Arena" will be hosted in France on April 14-17, 2014, in the CNIT (Paris la Défense).

TYROSAFE tyres, roads and safety video competition launched

The EU-funded TYROSAFE project is sponsoring an online video competition to raise awareness and highlight the importance of tyre/road interaction and safety. Participants in the ‘TyroSafe Video Competition’ will create a short video, maximum five minutes duration.

TYROSAFE tyres, roads and safety video competition launched

Tallinn seminar spotlights research and design

Tallinn seminar spotlights research and design

The seventh international seminar on ‘Recent research and design progress in aeronautical engineering and its influence on education’ drew scientists, students and aviation specialists from fourteen countries and nineteen universities and institutes. The event was hosted by Tartu Aviation College in Tallinn, Estonia.

Technologies and Methodologies for Safe, Environmentally Friendly and Efficient Shipping Operations of the Future

Technologies and Methodologies for Safe, Environmentally Friendly and Efficient Shipping Operations of the Future

The Coordination Action, InMare, involves partners operating in the maritime sector. The main objective was to translate the maritime operators’ real needs on input for feasible and effective future studies and/or research projects by identifying the most promising scientific and technical developments in order to make European shipping ready to face the future competitive challenges.

Technologies and Techniques for New Maintenance Concepts

Technologies and Techniques for New Maintenance Concepts

Technologies to IMProve Airframe Noise

Technologies to IMProve Airframe Noise

Technology Enhancements for Clean Combustion

Technology Enhancements for Clean Combustion

Technology Opportunities and Strategies towards Climate-friendly trAnsport

Technology Opportunities and Strategies towards Climate-friendly trAnsport

Technology Platform for European Road Transport Research

Technology Platform for European Road Transport Research

ERTRAC II is the continuation of the Coordination Action ERTRAC (see synopses ERTRAC/506525). ERTRAC II aims at supporting the European tehnology platform, ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council). ERTRAC set up the basic structure for the technology platform and created the Vision and strategic research agenda (SRA), and ERTRAC II is focussing on updating the SRA and on its implementation.

Technology Platform targets more efficient ship-to-shore transport

The final meeting of INTEGRATION, a major EU-funded Technology Platform, will take place in Brussels on 27 July 2005. Since 2002, the initiative has been working to develop new technologies to reinforce freight links and ease cargo flow between land and sea.

Technology Platform targets more efficient ship-to-shore transport

Testing for Laminar Flow on New Aircraft

Testing for Laminar Flow on New Aircraft

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a ‘Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative’. Conceived as a public private partnership with industry in a leading role, it will receive €470 M from the Commission under the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), a sum to be matched by the private sector.

The Future Propulsion as ONE System

The Future Propulsion as ONE System

The aim is to construct a platform for exchanging information and strategic planning of RTD projects on an internal combustion powertrain running on new fuels. This CA will identify links and favour integration by targeting pollutant/CO2 reduction and energy supply security.

The Ocean of Tomorrow

The Ocean of Tomorrow

The Virtual Tank Utility in Europe

The Virtual Tank Utility in Europe

VIRTUE is an Integrated Project proposal in response to the call on virtual environment for an integrated fluid dynamic analysis in ship design. It constitutes an EU-wide initiative of leading marine CFD players to create a virtual basin by integrating advanced numerical fluid analysis tools to tackle multi-criteria hydrodynamic performance optimisation of ships in a comprehensive and holistic approach. It will aim to complement model testing in real basins and thus substantially enhance the provision of current services to the marine industry and to nurture development of innovative design techniques and concepts.

The backbone of transport system

The backbone of transport system

Road Infrastructure - (45 pages)

The future aerospace workforce — ACARE considers university education at Berlin Air Show

The future aerospace workforce — ACARE considers university education at Berlin Air Show

University students, scientists and industrial representatives gathered on 14 May 2004 in Berlin, at the invitation of the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE), to consider how to ensure the quality of the future aerospace engineering workforce.

The integrated path to road safety

The recent Road Safety Forum in Leipzig, Germany, asked participants to fasten their seatbelts and, together, chart an integrated path to safer roads and vehicles.

The integrated path to road safety

The virtual route to safer cars

Crash-test dummies and physical impact tests can only be used to analyse a limited range of accident types and are extremely expensive to run. As two EU-backed projects are demonstrating, computer simulations will one day offer a far more versatile and cost-effective alternative.

The virtual route to safer cars

Thermally Operated Mobile Air Conditioning Systems

Thermally Operated Mobile Air Conditioning Systems

The goal of the project is to develop mobile air conditioning systems (MACS) with a reduced impact on the environment. The systems will be considered for two vehicle applications: passenger cars and trucks.

Time efficiency

Time efficiency

Torino Light Car Workshop

Torino Light Car Workshop

In order to meet European commitments under the Kyoto protocol, the European Commission and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) have developed a research strategy for reducing CO2 emissions. The agreement also aims to increase passenger safety.

Toward Innovative Methods for Combustion Prediction in Aero-engines

Toward Innovative Methods for Combustion Prediction in Aero-engines

Towards Advanced Road Transport for the Urban Environment

Towards Advanced Road Transport for the Urban Environment

The objective of the CITYMOBIL project is to achieve a more effective organisation of urban transport. At three sites, Heathrow, Castellón and Rome, large-scale demonstrators will be set up to supply proof of concept of innovative automated transport systems integrated in the urban environment.

Towards Design and Processing of Advanced, Competitive Thermal Barrier Coating Systems

Towards Design and Processing of Advanced, Competitive Thermal Barrier Coating Systems

Towards European Integrated Ocean Observation

Towards Lean Combustion

Towards Lean Combustion

Towards a common European train

Towards a common European train

Rail interoperability is needed to ensure that the European trains of tomorrow will enjoy the same freedom of travel as the EU’s citizens do today. This is why the European Commission funded the MODTRAIN research project, which worked on standardising the numerous components that make up a train, as well as the interfaces between them.

Towards an electric future?

Towards an electric future?

European Green Cars Initiative - (48 pages)

Tracking of Aircraft Surroundings, Categorised Vehicles and Individuals for Apron’s Activity Model Interpretation and Check

Tracking of Aircraft Surroundings, Categorised Vehicles and Individuals for Apron’s Activity Model Interpretation and Check

Train Interior Passive Safety for Europe

Technological advances have led to a decrease in passenger rail fatalities in Europe during the last four decades (Eurostat). With the reduction of risks stemming from active safety and structural crashworthiness, the focus is now on the remaining areas of risk to access any remaining survivability measures.

Train Interior Passive Safety for Europe

Training of Train Drivers in Safety Relevant Issues with Validated and Integrated Computer-based Technology

2TRAIN aims at developing standards for a safety enhancing use of computer-based training technology for European train drivers. A common simulation interface will be developed, as well as several add-on systems, tested with simulation scenarios focusing on the ability to act in hazardous situations.

Training of Train Drivers in Safety Relevant Issues with Validated and Integrated Computer-based Technology

Transmission in Aircraft on Unique Path wirEs

Transmission in Aircraft on Unique Path wirEs

Transport 'Info Day' goes green

Transport 'Info Day' goes green

The Transport Research Info Days, on 28 and 29 September 2009, featured in-depth presentations and information on the full range of topics covered under the new FP7 transport research calls for proposals, including aeronautics. Over two days, a record 1200 participants attended the event in Brussels, surpassing similar events in 2007 and 2008.

Transport Research Arena 2008

Transport Research Arena 2008

Transport Research Arena conference

TRA 2008 - (32 pages)

Transport Research Arena conference

Transport Research Information Day draws full house

Transport Research Information Day draws full house

The European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research (DG RTD) and for Energy and Transport (DG TREN) held Joint Information Days on 13 and 14 February 2007 to support the preparation of proposals in response to the first call for proposals under the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7).

Transport Research on the move

Transport Research on the move

Transport Research on the move – An animated and interactive overview

Transport Research on the move – An animated and interactive overview

Explore for yourself the world of EU-funded transport research, from road to rail to waterborne and air transport. Browse by mode or by themes such as 'environment', 'urban transport' and 'safety and security'. In-depth summaries explain the work of individual research projects.

Transport Work Programme 2012

Transport Work Programme 2012

Transport in FP7: how far have we come?

Transport in FP7: how far have we come?

As Horizon 2020 gets up to speed and FP7 draws to a close, the research and technology funding programme for the transport sector can look back on many significant achievements in the areas of aeronautics and air transport, waterborne transport and the road and rail sectors. Altogether, €2.22 billion has been allocated to 620 research and technology projects in the transport domain during the 2007-2013 period.

Transport sector targets environment at EU ‘Green Week’

Transport sector targets environment at EU ‘Green Week’

The demand for mobility is increasing rapidly in Europe and around the globe, with far-reaching implications for citizens, businesses and the environment. On 1 June 2005, high-level personalities discussed how to clean up the transport sector while meeting the needs of people on the move.

Transport services for all Europeans

The European Commission is determined to promote transport services that truly benefit Europeans, while maintaining respect for the environment based on policies of decarbonisation and sustainability.

Transport services for all Europeans

Turbine Aero-Thermal External Flows 2

Turbine Aero-Thermal External Flows 2

Turbomachinery Noise Radiation through the Engine Exhaust

Turbomachinery Noise Radiation through the Engine Exhaust

Turboshaft Engine Exhaust Noise Identification

Turboshaft Engine Exhaust Noise Identification

Turbulence and transition modelling for special turbomachinery applications

Turbulence and transition modelling for special turbomachinery applications

Turnaround Integration in Trajectory and Network

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US (DoT) – EC cooperation agreement in transport research

On February 12, the United States and the European Union met in Washington to discuss ways to enhance their science, technology and innovation cooperation.

Ultra High Temperature Materials for Turbines

Ultra High Temperature Materials for Turbines

Unconventional (Advanced) Manufacturing Processes for Gas-engine turbine components

Unconventional (Advanced) Manufacturing Processes for Gas-engine turbine components

Underground train prototype better equipped against attack (SECUREMETRO)

The EU-funded SecureMetro project has developed blast-resilient metro carriages that are better able to withstand a terrorist attack, promising to restore the confidence of travellers and ultimately save lives.

Unsteady Effects of Shock Wave Induced Separation

Unsteady Effects of Shock Wave Induced Separation

Urban Rail Infrastructure

Urban Rail Infrastructure

The URBAN TRACK integrated research project was set up to address the ‘2020 ERRAC’ vision: low life-cycle cost (LLC), high performance, modular, safe, low noise and vibration rail infrastructure systems that fit into a harmonised European market.

Useful Plasma for Aerodynamic control

Useful Plasma for Aerodynamic control

Using Image Processing as a Metrological Solution

Using Image Processing as a Metrological Solution

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VALidation and Improvement of Airframe Noise prediction Tools

VALidation and Improvement of Airframe Noise prediction Tools

Vacancy notice: Executive Director

Vacancy notice: Executive Director

Can you lead the Clean Sky JTI?

Validation of a Renewable Methanol-based Auxiliary Power System for Commercial Vessels

METHAPU strives to facilitate the introduction of international regulations concerning the use of methanol as a fuel onboard ship. The project induces innovation activities on fuel cells, methanol fuel bunkering, distribution and storage technology, thus moving society to a higher level of sustainability.

Validation of a Renewable Methanol-based Auxiliary Power System for Commercial Vessels

Validation of an Experimental Airship Transportation for Aerospace Logistics

Validation of an Experimental Airship Transportation for Aerospace Logistics

Value Improvement through a Virtual Aeronautical Collaborative Enterprise

Value Improvement through a Virtual Aeronautical Collaborative Enterprise

Vehicular Information System Interface for Open Network Services

Vehicular Information System Interface for Open Network Services

The objective of the project is to enable information exchange between onboard truck information systems and external information systems, through standard and open information interfaces.

Vienna Aeronautics conference draws international participation

Vienna Aeronautics conference draws international participation

Aeronautics Days 2006 brought together more than 860 participants, including delegations from every EU Member State. But far from being an all-Euro event, the conference also included many speakers and participants from the USA, Japan, Russia and China, and many other nations with a stake in the most global of industries.

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