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EU-funded Support Actions
Title: Innovative Transport SME Support Action
Start / end date:1 October 2012 / 30 September 2014
Overview: The key aim of the project is to examine, identify, and analyse the barriers to innovation that exist for SMEs that form part of the low carbon transport sector supply chain. Furthermore, the project specifically aims to identify and support SMEs to bring innovations to the market and into the supply chain through the development of mechanisms to support market commercialisation and innovative low carbon transport products of SMEs.
Title: Enhancing the transfer of Intelligent Transportation System innovations to the market
Start / end date:1 September 2012 / 30 November 2014
Overview: T-TRANS aims at providing information on innovation mechanisms for the ITS, facilitating the transfer of related innovative products and services to the market. The project involves all stakeholders of the transport and ITS innovation chain: Universities, R&D and technology centres, enterprises of any size, regional clusters, public authorities and policy makers, venture capital and other investors, with special focus on SMEs. The project addresses the difficulty of transferring to market developing technologies with a significant potential for improvement, both in terms of efficiency and costs, once they could be commercialised.
EU-funded Research Projects
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Title: Optimising Passenger Transport Information to Materialize Insights for Sustainable Mobility
Start / end date:1 October 2011 / 30 September 2013
Overview: OPTIMISM will develop different sets of strategies and methodologies for optimising passenger transport systems based on co-modality ICT solutions. Towards this goal, OPTIMISM will consider passenger needs and the carbon-neutral objective. OPTIMISM's main scope is to provide a scientifically documented insight of the transport system and people's travel choices via the study of social behaviour, mobility patterns and relative business models. This insight will also enable defining future changes in the passenger's travel system that would lead to more sustainable method/mode(s) of travelling, as people can travel in a more efficient, safer and cleaner manner, without compromising mobility.
Title: Towards an Intermodal Transport Network through innovative research-driven clusters in Regions of organised and competitive knowledge
Start / end date:1 January 2012 / 31 December 2014
Overview: The InTraRegio project is a coordination action that aims to enhance the integration process and the capacity of the five European regions Canary Islands (ES), Bremen (DE), Marmara (TR), Calabria (IT) and Ruse (BG) towards their development of regional RTD and economic policies and research strategies related to transport concerns, in particular to intermodal freight and passenger transport. Through mutual learning processes and collaborative relationships among regional research-driven clusters, represented by 18 partners coming from governmental, research and industrial side, a transnational strategy will be established, directed at developing the take up of innovative measures that spin towards new collaboration among regional players and address as a joint force transport-related issues.