Why the EU supports research and innovation in air transport
Citizens and the environment are heavily affected by air travel. Aircraft emit CO2, nitrogen oxide, fine airborne particles and are noisy. But aviation is vitally important to the economy.
The aeronautics industry is characterised by long development cycles and high technological risks. This means that cooperation between all key private and public organisations is essential to strengthen and streamline research.
Ambitious targets for 2050 are set in Europe's vision for aviation. Research and innovation will play a pivotal role in achieving them.
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COST (European cooperation in science and technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks
CEF Transport co-finances projects that enhance multimodality, improve infrastructure and advance innovation and new technologies.
Collaboration and jobs
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Clean Sky 2 JU has more than 600 participating entities in 24 countries. It brings together SMEs, research centres universities and industry to develop cutting edge aeronautical technologies.
SESAR JU brings together over 100 separate organisations to develop solutions that will fundamentally change air traffic management in Europe.
Advisory Council for Aviation Research and innovation in Europe (ACARE) European Technology Platform
ACARE ETP brings together stakeholders to set the strategic direction for Europe to remain a global aeronautics leader, whilst meeting societal and environmental needs.
Network for local and regional authorities to work together to promote sustainable mobility by deploying innovative transport solutions.
ETNA 2020 provides national and regional research stakeholders with assistance in partnering and identifying funding sources
Researcher jobs in related fields
Projects and results
Specialised collection of projects at European, national and international levels.
The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded air transport research projects.
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded air transport research projects.
Latest news, interviews and features about thought-provoking science and innovative research projects funded by the EU.
Platform where framework programme participants present their results for you to search, contact their owners, and form partnerships.
Access to real-time programme data with the ability to filter by country, region, theme and more
A thematic collection of innovative EU-funded research results
Aviation safety policy recommendations based on evidence provided by EU research and innovation projects.
Scientific publications, tools and databases
Dashboard where you can search for data on beneficiaries of Horizon 2020 funding under the 'smart mobility and services' theme
Scientific publications produced by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Online library of EU air transport research publications
The Commission's Joint Research Centre compiles databases and develops software and modelling tools. You can access transport related ones here.
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions - all data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes
You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE