Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

95 new proposals submitted for Horizon 2020 transport funding

Creation date: April 6, 2018

INEA has received 95 project proposals by the deadline of 4 April for topics under the Mobility for Growth, the Automated Road Transport, and the Green Vehicles calls. Over €491.4 million were requested. The total indicative budget of the calls is €112 million.

Successful projects are expected to demonstrate innovative solutions towards low-carbon and sustainable transport, as well as contribute significantly to safe and resilient transport systems, automated transport, and the development of electrified vehicles and of advanced technological capabilities in transport. In total, 12 topics were open for application (see table below).

The proposals will now be evaluated in a single stage selection process that will start on 23 April 2018. The results of the selection will be known no later than 4 September 2018.

Topic Description Submitted proposals Indicative budget Requested budget
LC-MG-1-3-2018 Harnessing and understanding the impacts of changes in urban mobility on policy making by city-led innovation for sustainable urban mobility 3 €3 million €47.2 million
MG-2-3-2018 Airworthiness of mass-market drones 4 €3 million €9.2 million
MG-2-4-2018 Coordinating national efforts in modernizing transport infrastructure and provide innovative mobility services 1 €1 million €1.2 million
MG-2-5-2018 Innovative technologies for improving aviation safety and certification in icing conditions 5 €16 million €32.3 million
MG-4-1-2018 New regulatory frameworks to enable effective deployment of emerging technologies and business/operating models for all transport modes 13 €2 million €22.7 million
MG-4-2-2018 Building Open Science platforms in transport research 2 €3 million €3.5 million
MG-4-3-2018 Demographic change and participation of women in transport 11 €5 million €34.7 million
MG-BG-01-2018 Unmanned and autonomous survey activities at sea 8 €8 million €63 million
DT-ART-01-2018 Testing, validation and certification procedures for highly automated driving functions under various traffic scenarios based on pilot test data 4 €6 million €22.6 million
DT-ART-02-2018 Support for networking activities and impact assessment for road automation 10 €9 million €71.8 million
LC-GV-01-2018 Integrated, brand-independent architectures, components and systems for next generation electrified vehicles optimised for the infrastructure 18 €42 million

€117 million

LC-GV-02-2018 Virtual product development and production of all types of electrified vehicles and components 16 €14 million €66.1 million


The selection of projects will be done by external independent experts. These evaluators are drawn from the European Commission's database.

The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the profile and would like to be considered for evaluations, please sign up in the Participant Portal.

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