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  • FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting FIRM15: Innovative Maintenance of Transport Infrastructure - 22-23 April 2015, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 26/03/2015
    The aims of FIRM15 are the following: mapping the problems and challenges regarding the innovative maintenance of transport infrastructure sharing different visions of the future of infrastructure and gaining a common understanding on roles of R&D&I in infrastructure, as well as describe emerging R&D&I solutions and their corresponding drivers and challenges. The programme is organised into five sessions - one engaging plenary, three technical sessions including a strategy viewpoint introduction...
  • Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day, save the date! - 2 February 2015, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 02/07/2014
    To support the preparation of proposals, DG RTD's Transport Directorate of the is organising an Information Day on Monday 2 February 2015 from 9 AM untill 6 PM in the European Commission Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels. The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer opportunities for networking. The sessions will deliver a brie...
  • Come on board the conference Transport Safety: societal challenges, research solutions - 4-5 December 2014, Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italyexternal link
    Published on: 02/07/2014
    It is now time to register to be able to attend the conference on Transport Safety Research, on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy. This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather researchers, stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for research and innovation activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond. The conference will address...
  • International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE 2014) - 27-28 November 2014, Belgradeexternal link
    Published on: 14/01/2014
    ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will be held on 27-28th November 2014 in Belgrade (Serbia) and will be co-hosted by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering. ICTTE Belgrade 2014 will gather researchers, scientists and engineers whose fields of interest are traffic and transport engineering, and should provide them a good platform for discussion, interactions and exchange of information.
  • European Biofuels Technology Platform - 6th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting - 14-15 October 2014, Brussels, Belgiumexternal link
    Published on: 03/10/2014
    The EBTP 6th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting (SMP6) - Biofuels for Low Carbon Transport and Energy Security - will take place at the Diamant Conference Centre, Brussels, on 14-15 October 2014. The meeting will start around midday on the 14th and conclude in the early afternoon on the 15th, with the aim of maximizing opportunities for networking and discussion. The SPM6 Speaker Programme can be found on the website. Entrance to SPM6 is free for all European biofuels stakeholders from industry, academ...
  • RAILCON ’14 - 9-10 October 2014, Nis, Serbiaexternal link
    Published on: 11/08/2014
    RAILCON ’14 is an opportunity for researchers, scientists, experts, managers, political representatives, customers, suppliers and others to meet and exchange with each other opinions regarding the development of railways. The topics that will be considered during the Conference include rolling stock, traffic, infrastructure, maintenance, informatics, economics, politics and other aspects related to Railway. Considering the interdisciplinary character of Railway techniques we expect participation...
  • TIPS workshop “From research to market - key factors on innovation” - 30 July 2014, Rome, Italyexternal link
    Published on: 17/07/2014
    The aim of the workshop is to present the TIPS findings on the exploitation approaches of EU-funded project and discuss the process “from research to innovation”. A number of case studies, namely recently completed EU-funded projects whose results have been exploited or their exploitation has been initiated, will also be highlighted.
  • JTI launch event - 9 July 2014, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 08/07/2014
    Public-private partnerships set up under the EU's new research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, will launch their first calls on 9 July 2014 in Brussels. The partnerships work in strategic areas such as medicines, fuel cells, air and rail transport or electronics. They represent an essential investment into Europe's economy and in a better quality of life.They will launch calls for projects and partners at a stakeholder event in Brussels, which will be attended by the President of the Eur...
  • Transport Research Arena 2014: Innovate Mobility, Mobilise Innovation - 14-17 April 2014, Parisexternal link
    Published on: 31/01/2014
    The 5th edition of TRA will take place in Paris and will be a major event where Horizon 2020 will be discussed in depth, under the theme: "Transport Solutions: From Research to Deployment". The Transport Research Arena is a major conference on transport research in Europe held every 2 years.
  • Horizon 2020 national launch events and thematic events - 1 January - 17 March 2014, Various locations in Europeexternal link
    Published on: 09/01/2014
    UPDATED: Bulgarian and Croatian web sites added (10/2/2014) This is a handy, one-page overview of all the national launch events and thematic events related to Horizon 2020. The "summary of events" page linked to below will be updated as more information becomes available. The table includes past events as well as those that have not yet taken place.
  • SMART CITIES - 5-7 March 2014, Sofia, Bulgariaexternal link
    Published on: 16/10/2013
    The first South-East European Smart Cities event will focus exclusively on Intelligent Energy, Intelligent Mobility & Transport, Intelligent Emergencies Management and ICT, Intelligent Waste Management. Smart Cities Exhibition and Conference are the logical successor of Smart Buildings Expo 2013. The event will be held in parallel to the 10th Forum and Exhibition on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and Waste Management & Recycling.
  • TRAINING ACADEMY “Turning research results into exploitable products and services” - 4-6 February 2014, Lyon, Franceexternal link
    Published on: 16/01/2014
    We cordially invite you to the Training Academy on “Turning research results into exploitable products and services”, organized by the EU-funded project TIPS. If you are involved in EU-funded transport research projects, this event is interesting for you as it will provide you with the necessary assistance to allow you to develop your deployment plan for the exploitation of your research results. The target groups of the event are project coordinators and partners from research projects in the f...
  • The 2nd Annual European Future Transport Conference - 3 December 2013, Brussels, Belgiumexternal link
    Published on: 08/11/2013
    The Clean Power for Transport Package released by the European Commission in January 2013 aims to boost the development of a single market for alternative fuels for transport in Europe. The conference will assess if the proposals will help achieve this goal and reduce GHG emissions from transport as well as support Europe’s economic growth and industrial competitiveness. Will the alternative fuels strategy meet the energy needs of all transport modes and is it consistent with the objectives of t...
  • Training Academy: "Turning research results into exploitable products and services" - 25-28 November 2013, Pragueexternal link
    Published on: 28/10/2013
    The event is organised by the EU-funded project TIPS. If you are involved in EU-funded transport research projects, this event is interesting for you as it will provide you with the necessary assistance to allow you to develop your deployment plan for the exploitation of your research results.The target group of the event are project coordinators and partners from research projects in the field of transport under the FP7 programme. Thus participants to the training academy will include business ...
  • COMPASS final conference - 13 November 2013, Rome, Italyexternal link
    Published on: 13/09/2013
    COMPASS (Optimised CO-Modal PASSenger Transport for reducing carbon emissions) will held its final conference “ICT for co-modality: the way forward” in Rome on 13rd November 2013 for presenting its results and focusing on ICT solutions for co-modality. COMPASS started in November 2011, and looked at the existing information available on passenger journeys in Europe, drawing extensively on work that has been undertaken in previous European-funded projects. Existing sources of information and data...
  • Global challenges in PPP : cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary solutions ? - 6-7 November 2013external link
    Published on: 08/03/2013
    This conference is organised by the Dpt of Transport and Regional Economics, the Research Unit on Public Administration & Management (Department of Political Science), the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School, COST-Action TU1001 ‘PPP in Transport: Trends and Theory'.
  • European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics - 23-25 October 2013, Zaragoza, Spainexternal link
    Published on: 12/04/2013
    The ECITL (European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics) is an established and well-known international conference where experts, practitioners and researchers in the field of Transport Logistics, Supply Chain Management and ICT meet. This years’ conference focus on “Logistics Research: IT Solutions and Innovations Facilitating Cooperation”. The conference consists by a scientific day and two industry day where new and innovative topics will be presented and discussed.
  • International Cooperation in Transport Research: the way forward - EUTRAIN Project Final Conference - 9-10 October 2013, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 20/08/2013
    <p>The EUTRAIN conference aims at gathering the European and global scientific, policy making and business communities to discuss themes and instruments for the promotion of future international cooperation in the field of transport research. Specific objectives of the conference are: <br />&bull; To jointly identify priorities and collaboration opportunities in surface transport (road, rail, waterborne and cross-modes) between the EU and the USA, the Asian Pacific Region, the BRICS countries, t...
  • Final Project Workshop ‘ACEM-Rail: Towards a More Efficient and Sustainable Railway Maintenance’ - 30 September 2013, Frankfurt, Germanyexternal link
    Published on: 29/07/2013
    ACEM-Rail is a FP7 project for Automated and Cost Effective Maintenance for RAILway. This workshop is organised by ACEM-Rail consortium into the European Transport Conference (ETC2013). The main objective of the ACEM-Rail workshop is to present the final results achieved in ACEM-Rail project and to serve as a discussion forum for researchers and professionals who are interested in the railway maintenance field. The ACEM-Rail special session will take place on Monday, September 30, divided into t...
  • Best Practice on Co-modality and Green Logistics (BESTFACT) - 19-20 September 2013, Vienna, Austriaexternal link
    Published on: 12/09/2013
    What is the role of Austria in European Green Corridor development? What new concepts and solutions are given on Co-Modality? How to get logistics greener in an economically feasible way? Current trends, innovations and highly recognized industrial solutions will be presented and discussed during the two day workshop in Vienna. The BESTFACT workshop is free of charge and provides the possibility to meet and discuss with key stakeholders from policy, shipping and transport industry, as well as re...
  • Dublin's Festival of Curiosity - 25-28 July 2013, Dublinexternal link
    Published on: 16/07/2013
    Dublin’s annual festival of science & culture with FREE events for families to take place from 25 – 28 July 2013. 2012 saw a unique year long celebration of science in Dublin as over 600, 000 people took part in Dublin City of Science 2012 celebrations. Although that year may be over a brand new Festival has evolved from the energy and excitement it generated. The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s annual Festival of Science and Culture, will take place for the very first time this year from 25-28 ...
  • FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2013 (FIRM13) - 4-6 June 2013, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 20/02/2013
    With the theme of "Advanced and Innovative Construction and Maintenance", FIRM13 will feature sessions on infrastructure innovation, implementation and maintenance, including adaptation to climate change, knowledge transfer and asset management. The programme will also include sessions with innovation funding agencies and others, as well as a workshop on barriers to market uptake. This key event, which is free of charge and in English, will gather more than 250 transport infrastructure innovatio...
  • HERMES International Collaboration on Transportation Research Workshop - 25-26 April 2013, Paris, Franceexternal link
    Published on: 05/04/2013
    The EU funded HERMES project is organising an international workshop in Paris on April 25th and 26th 2013. The workshop is aimed at identifying the opportunities for closer cross border collaboration in transportation research and explore with the policies and measures that should be in place to enable the creation of a truly international collaborative transportation research network.
  • QUIetening the Environment for a Sustainable Surface Transport - 10 December 2012, Brussels, Belgiumexternal link
    Published on: 09/11/2012
    The QUIESST Final event is organised for stakeholders from all over Europe in order to inform them about the QUIESST project's final results and to share ideas on optimisation and sustainable solutions for noise abatement through the use of Noise Reducing Devices (NRDs): noise barriers, claddings, covers, added devices.
  • Annual Transport NCPs Meeting - 28 November 2012, Brussels - European Commission premises, CDMA building, room SDR2external link
    Published on: 25/09/2012
    This meeting is only open to National Contact Points for transport research! In accordance with the Guiding Principles for National Contact Points and complementary to the support function of the ETNA project, the Annual Transport NCPs Meeting will provide detailed information on the open calls and recent developments in the European Transport Policies, relevant for the NCPs. The agenda will be provided in the following weeks. -
  • 5th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics - 7-9 November 2012, Gothenburg, Swedenexternal link
    Published on: 25/09/2012
    This year’s conference will focus on “Smart Freight to enable sustainable logistics solutions” and will highlight innovations and applications in this area. The conference aims to close the gap between research and innovation and the logistics industry, moving research results into real world innovation and driving the competitiveness of European companies in the transport logistics sector. This year’s ECITL features an academic session on Wednesday and a two-day industrial session on Thursday a...
  • TIGER final event - 27 September 2012, Brussels, Belgiumexternal link
    Published on: 20/06/2012
    TIGER researchers studied ways to reduce congestion of EU ports and roads, improving intermodality, increasing rail freight’s market share and improving the rail network's productivity. Four demonstrators were set up to support the development of intermodality in Europe, looking for the right balance between geographical locations, existing infrastructures, local characteristics, natural barriers, hinterland penetration and environmental protection
  • Launch of the European Transport Research Alliance - 20 September 2012, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 14/09/2012
    The DETRA project examined the current status and structure of transport research in Europe, resulting now in the launch of the Surface Transport ERA.
  • Transport Research Information Days - 18-19 July 2012, Brussels, Charlemagne buildingexternal link
    Published on: 26/03/2012
    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. Are you from an SME, company, research institution or university and interested in learning more about how to participate in the transport theme under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)? Meet us and potential partner...
  • SAVE ME Project - 2nd International Workshop on Transport Safety and Security - 27 June 2012, Gateshead Quayside, United Kingdomexternal link
    Published on: 02/05/2012
    SAVE ME aims to develop a system that detects disaster events in public transport terminals/vehicles and critical infrastructures (i.e. tunnels and bridges) and supports quick and optimal mass evacuation guidance, to save lives, giving particular emphasis to the most vulnerable travellers.This workshop is intended to disseminate the key findings from the EU FP7 SAVE ME project and provide an open environment for a wider discussion about the major safety and security issues facing transportation ...
  • RailBE2012 Brokerage Event – financing opportunities for rail transport research in Europe - 26-27 June 2012, Warsaw, Polandexternal link
    Published on: 22/05/2012
    The Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU and the European Commission are hoping to foster collaboration between partners across Europe for the final round of the European Commission's FP7 research calls. During this brokerage event, in addition to presentations by the European Commission and the European Rail Research Advisory Council (see the programme on the event's website), participants will be able to:- learn about the project proposals prepared by ERRAC members f...
  • MODSafe Final Conference - 25-26 June 2012, Cologne, Germanyexternal link
    Published on: 11/06/2012
    The MODSafe objective was to help streamline and bring some degree of voluntary standardisation within this sector by building a Safety Analysis and Model Reference (and tackling Process and Security issues) for future Urban Guided Transport projects. This project with a €5.18 million budget brought together 22 partners including UITP and TÜV Rheinland, who are organising the conference.
  • Rail Freight Without Borders - RETRACK final conference - 11-12 June 2012, Budapest, Hungaryexternal link
    Published on: 04/05/2012
    The RETRACK project is has designed, developmed and implementated a commercial trans-European rail freight service along the rail corridor between Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Hungary. It demonstrates that pan European continental rail freight can be competitive, reliable and value for money. This event will present the project’s findings and successes, covering rail freight operations, policy, infrastructure, new concepts, longer remote controlled freight trains, shorter faster trains, refrigera...
  • EWENT DISSEMINATION SEMINAR - 29-30 May 2012, Geneva, Switzerlandexternal link
    Published on: 26/04/2012
    The EWENT project dealt with extreme Weather impacts on European networks of transport. At this final conference the EWENT researchers and researchers of related projects will present their findings on:1. What are the extreme weather phenomena that are most harmful to transport system and what and where are the biggest impacts?2. How these phenomena are going to change in pace with expected climate change?3. What are the total costs induced to transport system by extreme weather?4. What European...
  • eFreight 2012 Conference - 9-10 May 2012, Delft, the Netherlandsexternal link
    Published on: 20/03/2012
    e-Freight denotes the vision for a paper-free, electronic flow of information associating the physical flow of goods with a paperless trail built by Information and Communication Technologies. It includes the ability to track and trace freight along its journey, across transport modes, and to automate the exchange of cargo-related data for regulatory or commercial purposes. The 2012 e-Freight conference will be organised by EC funded projects, all studying and creating solutions for the e-Freigh...
  • H2+FC 2012 (Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells) - 23-27 April 2012, Hannover, Germanyexternal link
    Published on: 22/12/2011
    See the latest developments in stationary, portable & mobile fuel cells, fuel cell applications, components, test systems, hydrogen production, transport, storage & infrastructure, reformers and beyond at Europe's largest and most important H2+FC exhibition – the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells at HANNOVER MESSE. Around 150 companies and institutions from around the globe will showcase a full spectrum of hydrogen/fuel cell-related products, many of them participating in FP6 and FP7 research....
  • Transport Research Arena 2012 - 23-26 April 2012, Athens, Greeceexternal link
    Published on: 27/06/2011
    The Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2012 serves to enable the exchange of knowledge among those who play an active role in the transport sector. TRA 2012 will focus on all aspects of all surface transport modes with the exception of overseas shipping. It provides experts from different disciplines with a forum for creative discussions about the future of transport at a location where Greek philosophers debated the burning issues of the day some 25 centuries ago. The main theme of TRA 2012 is 'Sus...
  • Standards in rail: INESS final conference - 3 February 2012, Paris, Franceexternal link
    Published on: 09/01/2012
    The INESS research project contributes to harmonise the functions, architectures, interfaces and connections of interlocking systems of rail. This supports the development of a new generation of interlocking systems with optimal unified conception and interfaces towards adjacent systems. The results - that are expected to foster the rollout of a European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) - will be presented at this conference to an audience of: railway signalling and procurement professiona...
  • TRANSFEU: Development of a European Fire Safety Engineering in surface transport - 2 December 2011, Parisexternal link
    Published on: 20/10/2011
    The objective of this event is to present the results of the European project TRANSFEU on the development of Fire Safety Engineering in surface transport (rail, maritime and automotive sectors) to allow you to integrate these results in the development of your products and help you finding innovative solutions to meet the fire safety requirements in accordance with the standards.
  • Annual Transport Meeting of National Contact Points (NCPs) - 15 September 2011, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 29/07/2011
    The annual Transport NCPs Meeting will provide detailed information on the open calls (Work Programme 2012) and recent developments in European transport policies. National Contact Points are invited to attend.
  • FP7 Transport Information Days 2011 - 18-19 July 2011, Brussels (Charlemagne)external link
    Published on: 28/04/2011
    The next round of calls proposals for transport research under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) will be published end of July 2011. In order to support the preparation of project proposals, the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation will organise two 'Information Days'.
  • Conference on the Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding - 10 June 2011, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 28/04/2011
    The conference is aimed at anyone interested in the development of the next Strategic Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. Stakeholders from research institutions, industry, universities, non-governmental organisations, scientists and politicians are especially invited to take part in making EU funding more attractive and easier to access for participants. The conference will feature high-level speakers from the European Commission, science organisations, univer...
  • European ITS Congress: ITS for sustainable transport of persons and goods in urban regions - 6-9 June 2011, Lyon, Franceexternal link
    Published on: 05/04/2011
    The main focus of the Congress will be "Intelligent mobility - ITS for sustainable transport of persons and goods in urban regions", paying particular attention to the following topics:- Co-modal urban transport management- Electromobility- From cooperative systems to integrated mobility services- From smart concepts to successful implementation- Governance and business issues- Information and communication: providers and users- ITS for adaptive and resilient cities
  • Green Week "Resource Efficiency" - 24-27 May 2011, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 09/03/2011
    The 11th edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 24 to 27 May 2011. This year's theme is "Resource Efficiency - Using less, living better". The Research & Innovation DG will be present with sessions and a stand to showcase how research and innovation help tackle the challenge of resource depletion and scarcity. Browse the Green Week Website for more information on the conference programme and the exhibition.
  • World Congress on Railway Research - 22-26 May 2011, Lille, Franceexternal link
    Published on: 05/04/2011
    The 9th World Congress on Railway Research will take place in Lille, in the North of France from May 22 to May 26, 2011. The WCCR 2011 is an outstanding international meeting whose target is to promote exchanges between researchers, manufacturers and operators as well as to share their experiences. The European Commission will be present to stimulate the growth of a European community of railway research.
  • Innovation Union stand at the European Commission Open Days - 7 May 2011, Brussels, Berlaymontexternal link
    Published on: 03/05/2011
    On Saturday 7 May, the Research and Innovation DG will be represented at the Open Days of the European Commission at the Berlaymont building from 10am to 6pm. This year, the Research and Innovation DG will present and promote the Innovation Union on our common stand with the Information Society DG. For the occasion, we will offer several activities for visitors of all ages! So come and find us at the centre of the Berlaymont building!
  • Sustainable Energy Week - 11-15 April 2011, Brussels, Charlemagne buildingexternal link
    Published on: 05/04/2011
    Growing year on year and now into its fifth edition, the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the reference event for sustainable energy issues in Europe. To date more than 120 events are already planned during the Week in Brussels and some other 270 across Europe. And this number is growing by the day.EUSEW 2011 is likely to attract more than 20 000 participants from across Europe and beyond. The Week will largely focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in Europe wi...
  • FP7 Transport Information Days 2010 - 22-23 July 2010, Brusselsexternal link
    Published on: 16/06/2010
    The next round of calls proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) will be published end of July 2010. In order to support the preparation of proposals, the European Commission's Research Directorate General will hold two 'Information Days' on 22 and 23 July 2010 in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels. The aim of the two-day event is to inform potential researchers about FP7 and the new Transport Calls for Proposals under...
  • Web streaming event on "Innovation Union" with Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn - 17 June 2010, Onlineexternal link
    Published on: 14/06/2010
    Europe has experienced its worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The only way to replace the jobs lost and to achieve a prosperous, green and fair economy in the future is to improve Europe's performance in innovation: in other words, develop new products and services that create wealth and improve quality of life. In particular, more innovation is necessary to tackle our century's defining challenges: climate change, energy and food security, health and the fact that the average age of Europe'...
  • Gender in EU-funded research: Science in Society, Transport - 26 May 2010, Bucharest (Romania)external link
    Published on: 16/02/2010
    This one-day training session is intended for anybody interested in rendering research gender-sensitive: researchers, project managers, National Contact Points, expert evaluators etc. The session will provide practical guidance on how the gender dimension can be integrated in research, using clear examples of how gender is relevant to existing FP7 projects.