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Nearly €2 billion requested for H2020 transport research projects

Brussels, 3 February 2016

The Mobility for Growth 2016 call (first of two stages, deadline on 20 January) offers €174 million in total EU contribution for the best projects providing innovative solutions in all transport areas. In total 11 topics were open for submission.

293 project proposals have been submitted for this call requesting in total €1.4 billion. The highest level of competition is set for the topics 'New ways of supporting development and implementation of neighbourhood-level and urban-district-level transport innovations', 'Breakthrough innovation' and 'Innovative concepts, systems and services towards 'mobility as a service''.

The Mobility for Growth 2016 call (single stage topics, deadline on 26 January) invites project proposals focussing on aviation research, as well as future requirements for skills and jobs across transport modes and systems. €22 million in total EU contribution is earmarked for three topics under this call.

26 project proposals requesting €96 million in total were submitted for the call. The topic addressing aviation safety challenges had the highest interest in this call.

The Automated Road Transport 2016 call (first stage, deadline on 20 January) offers €61 million in total for project proposals on automation pilots for passenger cars, safety and end-user acceptance aspects of road automation, as well as solutions for road infrastructure supporting automation.

45 project proposals requesting €234 million in total were submitted for this call. The topic 'Safety and end-user acceptance aspects of road automation in the transition period' received the highest number of applications.

The Green Vehicles 2016 call (single stage topics, deadline on 26 January) was open for project proposals on technologies for low emission light duty powertrains and hybridisation of road vehicles. The call's budget for both topics is €65 million.

19 proposals requesting €134 million in total were submitted for the call, most of them for the first topic.

Evaluation of all the topics above is expected to start early February 2016. Applicants of the first stage of the two stage calls will receive the evaluation results by the end of April at the latest. The successful applicants will then have at least three months to submit a full proposal for the second stage of the Mobility for Growth and Automated Road Transport two-stage topics.