For transport infrastructure to be cost-efficient and ready for future needs, adequate research and innovation (R&I) in this field is necessary. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of R&I in transport infrastructure. The assessment follows the methodology developed by the European Commission’s Transport Research and Information Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS). The report critically addresses research by thematic area and technologies, highlighting recent developments and future needs.
Speech by Tibor Navracsics
EASA is expanding its research activities. Its latest research project concerns safe Helicopter Off-Shore Operations and invites to tender for a 1,6 million Euro Research Project.
Rail is one of the main pillars of the EU transport decarbonisation strategy, and research is instrumental to achieving more competitive and resource-efficient railways. To this end, an EU public-private partnership, the ‘Shift to Rail’ Joint Undertaking, was established in 2014 under the Horizon 2020 programme to boost and coordinate research and innovation in rail products, processes and services. The first projects were launched in 2015 and the first results presented in 2018.
The NCPs are experts in the specific priority areas of Horizon 2020, and are located in each EU Member State, the countries associated to the programme and some third countries. They provide a free and confidential service offering guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020.