If railways could ensure maintenance didn't disrupt rail services, trains could be the main arteries of Europe's transportation infrastructure.
P4P report "Batteries - a major opportunity for a sustainable society"
Research and innovation results generated by EU Framework Programmes play a key role in addressing societal challenges, strengthening sustainable growth and creating new jobs. They can also provide solid evidence and the latest knowledge to inform and improve policymaking.
‘Research and Innovation Projects for Policy’ (P4P) is a series of reports exploring this opportunity and putting it into practice. Each report focuses on selected issues and challenges in a topical policy area, highlighting the corresponding pertinent results from Framework Programmes and concluding with concrete recommendations for policy actions in Europe and internationally.
This report focusses on Batteries as increasing their deployment in the transport and energy sectors contributes significantly to achieving the EU’s environmental and socioeconomic policy goals of decarbonisation, improving air quality and increasing industry’s competitiveness.
New Joint Electrification of Road Transport Roadmap published
The 3rd edition of the document is extending the outlook until 2030, such that it can serve as an input for the strategic discussion about the next Framework Programme.
The European Roadmap on the “Electrification of Road Transport” is a joint publication by the three European Technology Platforms ERTRAC, EPoSS and ETIP-SNET.
It provides background information and R&D&I roadmaps for the electrification of the different vehicle categories. It has been the major source of recommendations for the projects funded by the European Green Cars Initiative in FP7, followed by the European Green Vehicles Initiative in Horizon 2020. The task of the roadmap is to set the scene, give clear objectives, and list the milestones that require funding or policy action at European level.
Mobility package - Strategic Transport R&I Agenda implementation: the seven Expert Group Reports
On 31 May 2017 the Commission adopted a Communication on 'Europe on the Move', calling for "An agenda for a socially fair transition towards clean, competitive and connected mobility for all" and identifying several initiatives to make this transition possible. These actions were outlined in the Commission Staff Working Document 'Towards clean, competitive and connected mobility: the contribution of Transport Research and Innovation to the Mobility Package'.
The contribution of transport R&I to it is translated into concrete short and long-term actions, which have been identified for seven interconnected priority areas in an intermodal perspective.
The reports on these seven priority areas, drafted by external experts, are now available here
29-30 November 2017, Hotel Bloom, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels (BE) - SAVE THE DATE: 1st European Conference Results from road transport research in H2020 projects
12 December 2017, Brussels (BE) - S2R Information Day – Open Call for proposals 2018
13 December 2017, EC Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, B-1049 - Horizon 2020: WP 2018 - 2020 Transport Info Day - REGISTER!