TRA Vienna 2018 is waiting for you!

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As part of the SME Instrument business acceleration services, we are bringing SME Instrument-funded companies to Transport Research Arena in Vienna on 16-19 April 2018. The main theme of TRA 2018 is "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment", interested companies prepare to apply as the deadline closes on 10 January!


TRA 2018 is a renowned international transport research and technology conference, gathering representatives from business, industry, policy, science and research to shape the future of transport and mobility. More than 3,000 participants are expected to attend discussions on new mobility solutions for the society, the economy and the environment.
TRA 2018 will offer extraordinary insights into crucial topics, such as automated driving, decarbonisation, logistics, transport infrastructure and enabling technologies as 5G, IoT and block chains. All modes of transport will be covered as well as legal and organisational framework conditions. 
The SME Instrument Business Acceleration Services are bringing companies funded by the SME Instrument to TRA2018. We are focussing specifically on the following areas: 
The Business acceleration services are welcoming companies with innovative approaches linked to: transportation, mobility, logistics, transport infrastructure, enabling, technologies applied to transport, as 5G, IoT and block chains.
On the 16th of April, EIC SME Instrument companies will have a showroom in the exhibition area along with service and networking activities organised in the MARKETPLACE stand. In addition we have prepared:
Solutions creating workshop
Selected companies will have the opportunity for a structured exchange with large companies to identify future challenges that may be solved through cooperation with SMEs. Work together with key players, network and develop strategic partnerships. 
A limited number of attending SME Instrument companies will have the opportunity to pitch and present their business cases and their ideas in front of key finance and business partners (selection criteria see below)
In addition you will have 
• Privileged access to world-leading companies with potential to initiate strategic partnerships along with increased visibility and access to new markets. 
• Networking opportunities with relevant business counterparts based on your company profile
• Pitching session in front of key persons inside transport and mobility companies
• Personalized online training on pitching technics prior to the event (for pitch selected companies).
• Services related support before, during and after the event. 
Who can apply?
Phase 1 and Phase 2 SME Instrument companies with a signed Grant Agreement having a solid international business strategy and being seriously committed to prepare and participate to the event, including giving feedback via a short survey after the event can apply. The final attendee list will be established based on the selection criteria below and the selected companies will be contacted. If you are interested apply before 10 january 2018.
If you are not an SME Instrument company you can register directly to the event
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