Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Come see INEA at the Transport Research Arena 2018

Creation date: April 11, 2018

The European Commission, together with the Austrian Ministry for Transport and Innovation, is co-organising the 7th edition of Transport Research Arena (TRA) that will take place in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018.

Together with colleagues from other EU services, EU funded projects and initiatives, INEA project managers will be at the European Commission's stand (Hall A/E02) all four days of the event. Divided in three main areas, the stand will host both live presentations and an exhibition area where 27 selected EU-funded projects will be showcasing their hardware.

You can see the full programme of the EC stand activities here.

In addition, Mr Dirk Beckers, Director of INEA, will moderate a session on the theme of "Beyond R&I Grants - From Research to Implementation" on 19 April, from 8h30 to 10h, in room Schubert 2+3.


INEA will also be present at the following sessions:

Tuesday, 17 April

17h – 18h30

Managing the Transition Towards Higher Automation

Location: Stolz 2

Wednesday, 18 April

08h30 – 10h

Achieving a Zero-Emission Ship - Electrification, Alternative Fuels, Green Retrofits and Newbuilds

Location: Schubert 4

08h30 - 10h

Reduction of Pollutant Emissions and Improvement in Air Quality from Road, Rail and Marine

Location: Strauss 1-3

15h15 - 16h45

Reduction of CO2 Emissions and Improved Fuel Economy

Location: Stolz 1

Thursday, 19 April

08h30 – 10h

Sustainable Multimodal Door to Door Travel

Location: Stolz 2

You can find the full programme of the conference per day at the TRA website and follow #TRA2018 on social media.




TRA is an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It is the largest transport research conference in Europe and takes place every two years. The seventh edition's theme is "A Digital ERA For Transport - Solutions for Society, Economy and Environment".

Key focus areas are:

  • 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