Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Over 165 million awarded to 27 Horizon 2020 transport projects

Creation date: October 6, 2017

27 projects have been selected under the H2020 Societal Challenges “Smart, green and integrated transport” 

These projects cover aviation, infrastructure, green vehicles, blue growth as well as socio-economic and behavioural research and forward-looking activities for policy making.


Examples of selected projects:

Green Vehicles:


The IMAGE project aims to develop the next generation of battery cells in Europe for transport applications. In addition, IMAGE will push Europe’s Li-battery industry and academia to take over a leading role in the development and manufacturing of Next Generation Li-Ion cells.

Project full title: Innovative Manufacturing Routes for Next Generation Batteries in Europe

EU contribution: €4,9M

Total cost:  €4,9M

Topic: GV-13-2017 - Production of next generation battery cells in Europe for transport applications

Duration: November 2017 – April 2021

Partners: Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom




The ANIMA project aims develop ground-breaking methodologies and tools to manage and mitigate the impact of aviation noise, improving the quality of life near airports while facilitating airports growth and competitiveness of the EU aviation sector within the environmental limits, also considering 24/7 operation. The project also supports the coordination of national and EU research activities, establishing a common strategic research roadmap for aviation noise reduction through the involvement of a pan-European network of experts and project leaders, addressing international collaboration with non-EU countries.

Project full title: Shared mobility opporTunities And challenges foR European citieS

EU contribution: €7,479,618.00

Total cost:  €7,645,118.00

Topic: MG-1-2-2017 - Reducing aviation noise

Duration: October 2017 – September 2021

Partners: France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, Netherlands and Italy


Socio-economic and behavioural research and forward-looking activities for policy making:


The NOESIS project aims to improve the understanding about the impact of big data in the Transport sector. This will be achieved with the creation of a methodology - the Decision Support Tool – which conducts an exploration exercise in order to understand the patterns and requirements that are relevant for generating value out of big data investment in transport.

Project full title: NOvel Decision Support tool for Evaluating Strategic Big Data investments in Transport and Intelligent Mobility Services

EU contribution: € 1,197,831.25

Total cost: €1,197,831.25

Topic: MG-8-2-2017 Big data in Transport: Research opportunities, challenges and limitations

Duration: November 2017-October 2019

Partners: Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain and Serbia




The DocksTheFuture project aims at defining the vision for the ports of the future in 2030, covering issues such as dredging, emission reduction, energy transition, electrification, smart grids, port-city interface and the use of renewable energy management.

Project full title: Developing the methodology for a coordinated approach to the clustering, monitoring and evaluation of results of actions under the Ports of the Future

EU contribution: €1,275,562.50

Total cost:  €1,275,562.50

Topic: MG-7.3-2017 The Port of the future

Duration: January 2018 – June 2020 (30 months)

Partners: Italy, Germany, Belgium and Portugal


How were the projects selected for EU funding?

All projects were selected under the Green Vehicles and Mobility for Growth calls for proposals.

The submitted proposals were evaluated by external experts drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. Grant agreements were signed with the successful applicants within eight months of the submission deadline.


How will the projects be managed?

The projects are each implemented by a consortium of European partners. INEA will monitor their progress throughout the entire project life-cycle.

Overall, €12.2 billion has been earmarked for transport and energy research in Horizon 2020, the main EU's funding programme for the 2014-2020 period. €6.7 billion of this amount will be managed by INEA resulting in a total of approximately 800 projects of an average size of €7 million.


More information:

- Horizon 2020 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Societal Challenge

- Ongoing Horizon 2020 projects in the area of energy and transport

- Stay tuned! The new horizon 2020 work programme will be published in the end of the month!