TRA is the largest Transport Research and Innovation Conference in Europe.This biennial event brings together all the stakeholders of the transport system. It brings researchers, industries and public bodies together and provides a forum to discuss with policy makers about the challenges and opportunities the industry faces.

European Commission's DG RTD and DG MOVE are co-organising, with the Austrian Ministry for Transport and Innovation, the 7th edition of Transport Research Arena (TRA), to be held in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018.

TRA is the largest Transport Research and Innovation Conference in Europe.The seventh edition of this biennial event will have as overaching theme "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment".

The Conference brings together all the stakeholders of the transport system, bringing researchers, industries and public bodies closer to each other and providing a forum where they can exchange with policy makers on the challenges and opportunities the industry faces. The main TRA sessions fully reflect the multimodal and multidisciplinary nature of the transport sector and, for this reason, address all stakeholders regardless of mode.

TRA is run by the European Commission together with the Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR), the European Transport Research Alliance (ETRA), the European Technology Platforms on road (ERTRAC), rail (ERRAC), maritime (WATERBORNE TP), logistics (ALICE), aviation (ACARE) and construction (ECTP). The Austrian Ministry of Transport and Innovation is the host and co-organiser of this seventh edition.

The conference will have four main themes:

  • Shaping the new mobility landscape – a vision for transport & mobility for Europe;
  • How digitalisation is transforming transport & mobility systems;
  • Decarbonisation & future growth – how to change our mobility system & remain competitive;
  • Shaping future transport research in Europe.

The event will have a daily Plenary Session, setting the theme of the day, which will be then developed in three simultaneous Strategic Sessions. More in-depth discussion and presentation of technical papers will take place in the 50 Technical Sessions and 20 Invited Sessions.

There will be also an important exhibition area with static and live demonstrations on latest technology developments (e.g. on electric vehicles, batteries, automation) and the European Commission will have its own stand with the involvement of all transport-relevant services (DG RTD, DG MOVE, DG CNECT, DG JRC, INEA; EASME, etc.) presenting the results of EU-funded research and development projects. The EC stand will be composed of three main areas:

  • Institutional, to present the EC services;
  • Project hardware showcase;
  • Media/Outreach for 15-minute project live presentations.

 We all look forward to welcoming you!

Organiser
European Commission with the Austrian Ministry for Transport and Innovation
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