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TOPIC : Roadmap, new business models, awareness raising, support and incentives for the roll-out of ITS

Topic identifier: MG-6.3-2016
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
Opening date:
15 October 2015
Deadline: 26 January 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

ITS business models (including cooperative ITS) have not evolved sufficiently to take into account the broad range of new technologies, systems and services, as well as user needs. A key challenge for ITS remains the "last-mover advantage", where many parties wait for others to deploy first, to maximise their own immediate benefits at lowest possible implementing cost. It is a challenge to address market sizing, customer demand versus production, project feasibility and financial returns, as well as security aspects of relevant mobility services. The implementation of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), building on on-going activities[1] for the assessment and measurement of ITS deployment (infrastructure and vehicle based) and associated benefits (contribution to public policies and objectives) is at the centre of this challenge.


Building upon the EU strategy for the deployment of C-ITS, the action should develop tools and guidance to support public and private stakeholders, in particular Member States, with the development of efficient policies for C-ITS deployment based on consolidated knowledge across the EU and the work undertaken by the C-ITS Platform[2].

Proposals should address one or several of the following aspects:

―Building upon the latest developments, raise awareness of the benefits of C-ITS through knowledge-enhancing education and training practices (e.g. tools and guidance to support public and private stakeholders).

―Implementing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the performance assessment and measurement of ITS deployment and benefits/impact assessment.

―Financing measures to support inter alia the development, purchase, installation and maintenance of new ITS systems.

―Market sizing, customer demand vs. production, project feasibility and financial returns, as well as security assessment (cyber-attacks / unintended exploitation) of mobility services.

Participation of SMEs with proven experience in these areas is encouraged.

Proposals should foresee twinning with entities participating in projects funded by US, to exchange knowledge and experience and exploit synergies.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1 and 2 million each would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

Actions are expected to lead to:

―Understanding of the dynamics behind the current status of ITS implementation across Europe and solutions that address the "last mover advantage" issue hindering the deployment of ITS (including C-ITS).

―Contributions that concretely support the development of more efficient policies for C-ITS deployment across the EU, accelerating the roll-out of related services in line with those agreed in the context of the C-ITS Platform[3].

―New business models that are able to inform decision-making across a variety of stakeholders and identify potential incentives to accelerate deployment.

Delegation Exception Footnote:

This activity directly aimed at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and supporting various groups of stakeholders is excluded from the delegation to the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and will be implemented by the Commission services.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

Socio-economic science and humanities
International cooperation

[1]EC study on KPIs for ITS; TEN-T European ITS Platform (EIP+) and ITS corridors projects (from TEN-T Call 2013).



Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).

  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
          For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
          For stage 2: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Coordination and Support Actions:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

  6. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved. 

  8. Additional doccuments:


Applicants can find introductory remarks to the activities of this respective area of the call in the text of the H2020 Work Programme 2016-17 for Societal Challenge "Smart, green and integrated transport" which can be accessed by clicking in the link above.

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