EU-funded researchers have assisted in the development of China's first commercial passenger plane by applying data mining concepts that overcome the challenge of working with limited and incomplete information.
FINALLY AVAILABLE! Transport Research and Innovation Achievements Report 2017
The 2017 edition of the Transport R&I Achievements Report shows the significant contribution of successfully completed European transport projects to address key policy objectives of the European Union, the potential to turn their outcomes into economic value and their positive impacts on the quality of life of European citizens. It shows also how Transport R&I at European level contributes to addressing major societal challenges by providing an overview of the funded projects, the partners involved and their major achievements.
The Transport R&I Achievements Report 2017 is the first of a series of annual Reports aiming at bringing forward R&I achievements in transport and at highlighting their policy and societal relevance.
Enjoy the reading!
NEW! Fuel cell for railway – FCH JU & Shift2Rail JU launch a new study
To enable a larger introduction of fuel cell technologies within the railway market, a deeper analysis is needed. Following a first joint initiative, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is teaming-up once more with the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, this time for launching a joint call for tender in view of conducting a study around this proposal.
The purpose of this new study will be to address the needed market analysis and assess the potential of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for the rail sector.
- More information here
European Battery Cell R&I Workshop – NEW! Report now on-line
The European Commission would like to thank again all the speakers, session moderators and rapporteurs that made the workshop "Battery cell R&I: setting short and medium-term priorities" a very successful one. The event was held in Brussels on 11 and 12 January 2018 and was attended by hundreds of participants.
Presentations are now available and can be found here
- If you are interested in answering a Slido survey for Stationary Storage please refer to: Slido.com -> #Batteries
- Should you wish to participate in the establishment of Research Pilot Line network, please compete the questionnaire here: http://europa.eu/!uB83vT
The workshop has been web-streamed and registered: for the next two years you can access it at the URLs indicated below:
11.01.2018; 0A: 14:00 – 18:00 https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/r-i-batterie-workshop-11
12.01.2018; 0A: 09:00 – 18:00 https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/r-i-batterie-workshop-12
12.01.2018; 0B: 09:00 – 14:00 https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/r-i-batterie-workshop-12-0b
12.01.2018; 0C: 09:00 – 14:00 https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/r-i-batterie-workshop-12-0c
The final report will follow soon: stay tuned!
Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day - Presentations available!
The 2017 Transport Info Day took place on 13 December 2017 in Brussels. It addressed potential applicants to the Horizon 2020 'Smart, green and integrated transport' calls for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme, with the focus on funding opportunities in 2018.
Presentations, list of participants, recording and more are now available on-lineHave a say!
Did you participate in the event or followed it on-line?
Fill in the survey - it will take 5 minutes and will help us improve info days in the future!
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
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED!
- The deadline for applications for the Cleanest Engine Retrofit prize is extended until next 27th September 2017!
- Do not forget to take practical arrangements for the delivery of the vehicle by sending an email to: EC-ENGINE-PRIZE-SUBMISSION-JRC@ec.europa.eu
- Please confirm ASAP your intention to participate by sending an email to: EC-ENGINE-RETROFIT-PRIZE@ec.europa.eu and by starting a submission on the Participant Portal
- Don’t wait until the last moment to submit, in case of problems with the web site, the Commission does not accept any responsibility
- We have revised and clarified the threshold calculation and scoring method. Find them in the updated Rules of Contest
You are in it to WIN! See you at the finish line…
NEW! Connected and Automated Transport - Expert Group Report
This report was prepared under the initiative of European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation to summarise the main trends and developments in the area of connected and automated transport.
It discusses current advancements and future research needs for developing and deploying connected and automated transport technologies and systems for all transport modes.
The insights of this report were used in the preparation of the Commission Staff Working Document 'Towards clean, competitive and connected mobility: the contribution of Transport Research and Innovation to the Mobility package', which is a part of the recent Commission's Europe on the Move Package.
New video-clip of 1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) now available
Last April 2017, the European Commission - with the support of the EC-funded projects CARTRE and SCOUT - organised the first European conference on connected and automated driving: 'Connected and Automated Driving – Together, shaping the future'.
The high-level conference gathered major road transport stakeholders: automotive and telecom industry, users, road operators, public transport operators, regulators, research centres, universities, representatives of the Commission, EU Member States and non-EU countries.
Whether you participated or not, enjoy the event with a nice 5-minute video-clip!
NOW AVAILABLE! Electrification of the Transport System - Expert Group Report
The report 'Electrification of the Transport System' discusses current advancements and future research needs in the process of electrifying road, waterborne, air and rail transport.
It was prepared under the initiative of European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
The content of the document is based on the contributions of a group of experts in the field of transport.
The insights of this report were used in the preparation of the Commission's Staff Working Document 'Towards clean, competitive and connected mobility: the contribution of Transport Research and Innovation to the Mobility package', which is a part of the recent Commission's Europe on the Move Package.
Joint EC - Clean Sky stand at Paris International Air Show 2017 – enjoy pics!
At the 2017 Paris Air Show, for the first time European Commission and Clean Sky hosted a successful joint stand visited by hundreds of visitors and personalities: from EC Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Pierre Moscovici; to Airbus Helicopter's CEO, Guillaume Faury, who unveiled there the brand new helicopter Racer (Rapid and Cost-Effective Rotorcraft); MEPs and many more… For a whole week, aeronautical community and large public met under one roof to discover R&I Aviation innovations of tomorrow.
H2020 Waterborne Research Conference, 8 June 2017 - Presentations now available!
On 8 June the European Commission, supported by INEA, organised a conference about the latest developments concerning Waterborne transport research supported by Horizon 2020, expected impacts and how results can be used for policy-making.
The event was a blend of high level key notes in the policy framework and presentations of Waterborne transport research projects, followed by questions and discussion.
Now all presentations are available on-line: get them here
EGVIA's Heavy-Duty Trucks 2017 Workshop – Presentations now available!
On 31 May EGVIA organised a workshop dedicated to the results of EU-funded research projects having an impact on the reduction of CO2 emissions from Heavy-Duty trucks. The agenda covered three main areas: the introduction of alternative fuels, the solutions for better fuel efficiency in vehicles and energy management and recovery. Following project presentations, a panel discussion addressed the challenges of future trucks.
Don't miss the International Paris Air Show, 19-25 June 2017
For the first time, the European Commission and Clean Sky will be hosting a joint stand at International Paris Air Show where you can enjoy daily information sessions, hardware showcase, multimedia project information, overview of the opportunities offered by the European Union to aviation industry, researchers, universities and SMEs, and much more
2017 ITF Young Researcher of the Year Award: and the winner is…
Each year, the International Transport Forum (ITF) awards a Prize - the Young Researcher Award - to reward research on a theme linked to its annual summit.
This year, the theme was 'Governance of Transport' and the Prize has just been awarded to Florent Laroche of Lyon University for “brain-trains” study carried out at Antwerp University.
Dr. Florent Laroche will receive the International Transport Forum’s Young Researcher of the Year Award at the 2017 Summit of transport ministers next 1 June in Leipzig, Germany.
He will be available for interviews during the Summit in Leipzig. He will present key findings of his award-winning paper at the Summit’s Open Stage Café on Thursday, 1 June at 18:00.
Don't miss the opportunity to know more about Dr. Laroche and his paper!
For more information, visit the 2017 Summit website
DG RTD launches a new dissemination support service for FP7 and H2020 R&I project groups
Are you the leader of a R&I project seeking to reach market, stakeholders and potential users? Then the new Common Dissemination Booster is your tool! Just launched by DG Research and Innovation, it aims to provide project consortia with the knowledge and skills to better map and target their stakeholders, to bring together results from several projects that are suitable to be disseminated together – thus forming a portfolio of thematic projects - and to openly disseminate to targeted potential users at European level and beyond. The dissemination of thematic portfolios of results will offer a wider view to potential users, showing both alternative and complementary results. Note: the services are not intended to replace the dissemination activities required in line with the Grant Agreement but offer an additional level of support.
What are you waiting for? Discover more and make the best out of the Common Dissemination Booster!
New ELENA funding for cities: EUR 30 million for project development assistance
On 02 May 2017 the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a new delegation agreement reinforcing the ELENA (European Local Energy Assistance) facility.
ELENA provides grant funding to support the preparation of large-scale investment programmes in the area of energy efficiency, distributed renewables, and sustainable urban transport.
The new agreement concerns a budget of EUR 30 million, of which EUR 20 million will support the preparation of energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy projects, and EUR 10 million will be dedicated to sustainable urban transport and mobility projects.
- Discover more about ELENA facility
EGVIA workshop on project results - Heavy Duty trucks, 31 May 2017 Brussels
Want to know how EU funded projects on Heavy-Duty Trucks contribute to CO2 reduction? Then EGVIA workshop is the answer!
When? Wed. 31st May 2017
Where? Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Av. du Boulevard 17, 1210 Brussels
EGVIA - the European Green Vehicles Initiative - will organise a workshop on European project contributions to CO2 reduction in Heavy Duty Trucks. From 9.00 to 15.30, three different sessions will present the results of EU funded projects on Heavy-Duty Trucks:
- Impacts of alternative fuels on CO2 reduction
- Solutions for fuel efficiency
- Energy management and recovery
A Panel discussion will also be organised to discuss the future solutions for Heavy Duty Trucks.
DON'T MISS IT! MIND SETS project Final Conference, Brussels, 22 and 23 May
Come to the final conference of the Horizon 2020 project MIND-SETS, organised together with the Horizon2020 project Mobility4EU: "Towards user-centric transport in Europe. Challenges, solutions and collaborations". The event will look at how to create more user-centric mobility in Europe.
The conference will bring together experts on mobility innovation across all modes to discuss the new challenges and needs for transport in Europe. Keynote speakers will provide the impetus for a discussion with a selection of on-going European projects that are looking into future transport and mobility needs and solutions in Europe.
The event will be held on 22 and 23 May in Brussels at Bouche à Oreille.
Click to see the agenda or get more details about sessions, venue and registration. Admission to the event is free but registration is required and places are limited.
Early birds registration is highly recommended.
What are you waiting for? Do not hesitate and register: you are just one click away!
H2020 Waterborne Research Conference, Brussels, 8 June 2017
The European Commission, supported by INEA, is pleased to announce the 'H2020 Waterborne Research Conference', that will be held in Brussels on Thursday 8 June 2017. This is your opportunity to learn about Horizon 2020 research supporting safe, competitive and sustainable Waterborne transport.
High level key notes will shed light in the policy framework while all Waterborne transport research, supported to date within "Mobility for Growth", will be concisely and clearly explained by the researchers themselves, followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.
This is your chance to discover the latest developments concerning Waterborne transport research supported by Horizon 2020, expected impacts and how results can be used for policy-making.
What are you waiting for? Participate, meet the researchers, ask questions, discuss and network!
To register, please contact: RTD-WATERBORNE-CONFERENCE@ec.europa.eu
We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels!
For more information, please stay tuned with us
1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (CAD), Brussels, 03-04 April 2017 - FOLLOW PLENARIES ON WEBSTREAM!
Less than one week is left to the first European conference on connected and automated driving: 'Connected and Automated Driving – Together, shaping the future'.
DG RTD and DG MOVE Commissioners will open the event whereas several high-level speakers from national ministries and major road transport stakeholders – automotive and telecom industry, users, road operators, public transport operators, regulators, research centres, universities and representatives of both the EC and EU Member States - will share their views.
Stay with us and follow all the plenary sessions via Web streaming as indicated below:
- Day 1, 03.04.2017, Morning sessions (three plenaries and breakout session 'Shared and automated mobility services for our cities'), 9:15 – 13:15
- Day 1, 03.04.2017, Afternoon sessions (breakout session 'Big Data, IoT, AI, Deep Learning' and two plenaries), 14:45 – 17:30
- Day 2, 04.04.2017, Morning sessions (five plenaries), 9:00 – 13:00
- Day 2, 04.04.2017, Afternoon sessions (breakout session 'Digital IT infrastructure and connectivity' and two plenaries), 14:15 – 16:30
For more information, please stay tuned with CAD web-site
STORM Public Workshop: 'Towards new Icing Protection in Aviation' - Brussels, 29-30 March 2017
As in-flight icing remains a top research priority, main purpose of this workshop is to explore needs and exploit synergies towards new possible collaborations.
The event, co-organised by the European Commission and the PF7 project STORM consortium, in conjunction with CleanSky2 JU and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will provide findings from FP7 STORM, other EU co-funded research in FP7, Horizon2020 - including Clean Sky 1 and 2 – as well as national and non-EU programmes.
First come, first served basis until capacity is reached. | Deadline: 15th March 2017
DON'T MISS IT! 'Digitalisation and Decarbonisation - Towards the future European Transport System'
ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council), with the support of EGVIA (the European Green Vehicles Initiative), organises its annual conference on Wednesday 8th March 2017, in Brussels, at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union (Rue Wiertz 77).
The event will focus on the challenges of digitalisation and decarbonisation of road transport. In addition to the three main sessions addressing CO2 neutrality, connected and automated driving, and transport system efficiency and inter-modality, the conference will be the opportunity to debate on the ERTRAC long-term perspective for the future European Transport System, with an introduction to its Vision towards 2050.
Interested? Have a glance at the full programme
For more information:
1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (CAD), Brussels, 03-04 April 2017 – OVER SUBSCRIPTION!
Given the very high interest in this event, we have reached maximum room capacity.
For this reason, registration is temporarily suspended.
Should you wish to add your name to the waiting list, please do that, but be aware that confirmation, if places left, will be sent after 15th March.
Thank you for your kind understanding!
2017 ITF Young Researcher Award – ONLY FEW DAYS LEFT!
Each year, the International Transport Forum (ITF) awards a Prize - the Young Researcher Award - to reward research on a theme linked to its annual summit, which takes place at the end of May in Leipzig, Germany.
This year, the theme is "Governance of Transport". Anyone under 35 working can submit a paper. The process is easy and the theme calls for research from all disciplines linked to transport. The paper can be in English or in French. It may have been published in the past year or be original research.
The Award carries a prize of 5 000 euros, plus a trip to Leipzig to be receive the Prize during an official ceremony.
Please see the Call for Applications, or send an email to vincent.benezech[at]itf-oecd.org , for more information.
- Deadline for submission: 10 February 2017, 18:00 CET.
- Do not hesitate: apply here!
Are you a visionary researcher? Two TRA Visions Competitions are waiting for you!
TRA Visions 2018 invites young and senior researchers from all over Europe to submit innovative transport concepts.
Addressed both to young and senior researchers, the two European-funded TRA Visions 2018 competitions have started their ideation phase. Young and senior researchers throughout Europe are invited to submit innovative concepts on future transport matters to enhance efficient and sustainabletransport and mobility of people and goods .
Concepts must be submitted under one of the Transport Research Arena 2018 Conference (TRA2018) topics, which cover the general areas: [click to open]
- For the young researcher competition the deadline for a first short abstract is 30th June 2017. Following this, participants are requested to develop and submit their full idea by 30th October 2017 where they need to provide a report, a short presentation and a project poster accompanied by an optional short video.
- Senior researchers can enter their competition either by submission of a technical paper/abstract to the TRA 2018 web-site OR by direct submission of a recently published technical paper to the TRA Visions 2018 website . To be eligible, a paper must be technical in nature and relate to EU-funded transport research.
The award ceremony will take place during the TRA 2018 Conference. Held every two years, TRA aims at getting science, research and industry closer together and pointing out challenges and opportunities they can efficiently face together in order to create an efficient and sustainable mobility of people and goods.
Do not hesitate! Discover more and see you at TRA 2018…
World’s First Hydrogen Ship to Tour the Globe - The Energy Observer
Energy Observer, the world’s first hydrogen ship, is set to make a six-year journey around the world to promote renewable sources of energy. The ship will be powered by electricity generated by the sun and wind, which will be used to convert sea water into hydrogen which can be stored on board.
Supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the vessel will travel around the globe, with 101 stops planned between 2017 and 2022 in the world's maritime capitals, historic ports, nature reserves and at major international events.
Discover more about Energy Observer
TRA 2018 - Call for Papers now open: Submit your Abstract!
The Call for Papers for TRA 2018 is now open.
Audience and Focus:
TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, scientists and engineers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy.
Key focus areas will be:
- How digitalisation is transforming transport & mobility systems
- Decarbonisation & future growth – how to change our mobility system & remain competitive
- Shaping the new mobility landscape – a vision for transport & mobility for Europe
TRA 2018 programme includes a range of different session formats that will offer ample opportunity to share information on recent findings and to discuss the aforementioned challenges and possibilities. In scientific and technical sessions, a broad spectrum of research and innovation activities will be discussed, ranging from basic research findings over application-oriented engineering and socio-economic aspects to policies and standards.
For more details please visit the TRA 2018 website
Please note that also the 1st Call for Expression of Interest for the TRA 2018 Interactive Zone is already open. And have a look at the TRA Visions 2018 competitions launch.
SAVE THE DATE! 1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving
The European Commission, with the support of the EC-funded projects CARTRE and SCOUT, is pleased to announce its first European conference on connected and automated driving: 'Connected and Automated Driving – Together, shaping the future'.
The high-level conference will be held in Brussels on the 3rd and 4th April 2017. Major road transport stakeholders – automotive and telecom industry, users, road operators, public transport operators, regulators, research centres, universities and representatives of both the EC and EU Member States – are invited to attend.
This will be a unique opportunity to discuss how to boost the development and deployment of connected and automated driving technologies.
Topics discussed include:
- The role of R&I and policy making to accelerate roll-out in Europe;
- What's going on in Member States;
- The role of connectivity between vehicles, road infrastructure and other road users in enhancing performance;
- Progress of C-ITS deployment and how it supports automated driving in Europe;
- Latest findings of European-funded projects;
- The importance of international cooperation
Registration to the conference is free and will open at the end of January 2017.
STAY TUNED and follow us!
Horizon 2020 Interim Evaluation – STAKEHOLDERS PLEASE HAVE A SAY!
An interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 is currently underway to assess whether the Programme is on track to achieve its objectives. This evaluation will help improve the functioning of the remainder of Horizon 2020 and will play an important role in the preparations of a successor Programme.
To this end, a public stakeholder consultation was launched to collect feedback from all parties involved in the different parts of the Programme, including stakeholders in the 'Smart, green and integrated transport' Societal Challenge.
Please participate! You can make your voice heard until 15 January 2017
Thank you for your collaboration: we value your say!
Engine Retrofit for Clean Air
European citizens in many urban areas suffer from serious health impacts due to air quality issues. This prize aims at reducing the pollution produced by the existing fleet by promoting the development of retrofittable technology (i.e. devices or modification of existing engines). The implementation of the technology should extend the life of retrofitted vehicles while greatly reducing their impact on the urban environment and could allow city authorities to consider measures to encourage their use to solve air quality issues.
Cleanest Engine of the Future
Health impacts due to air quality issues in European cities need to be addressed in the long term along with the decarbonisation of transport. This prize aims at reducing the pollution produced by future new vehicles using either gasoline or diesel fuels and their low biofuel blends available on the market. While hybridisation and electrification are expected to play an important role, the reduction of emissions by conventional engines will still be important.
16-19 April 2018, Vienna, Austria - TRA 2018 "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment"
16-19 April 2018, Vienna, Austria - TRA 2018 - EU-funded project showcase and presentations at EC stand
25-27 April 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia - TEN-T Days 2018