Social challenges

Grants for Collaborative Projects, including Research, innovation close to market, Coordination and Support Actions, and other new schemes (i.e. prizes, innovative public procurement, etc…) oriented to Political Priorities and Challenges of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

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> Aviation 0 open topics
> Rail 0 open topics
> Road 1 open topic
> Waterborne 0 open topics
> Urban mobility 0 open topics
> Logistics 0 open topics
> Infrastructure 0 open topics
Transport is on the brink of a new era of "smart mobility'' where infrastructure, transport means, travellers and goods will be increasingly interconnected to achieve optimised door-to-door mobility, higher safety, less environmental impact and lower operations costs. In order to achieve efficiency at system-level, targeted efforts are needed to develop and validate new solutions that can be rapidly deployed, notably on corridors and in urban areas. They will address transport means and infrastructure and integrate them into a user friendly European transport system of smart connected mobility and logistics. Research and innovation on equipment and systems for vehicles, aircraft and vessels will make them smarter, more automated, cleaner and quieter, while reducing the use of fossil fuels. Research and innovation on smart infrastructure solutions is necessary to deploy innovative traffic management and information systems, advanced traveller services, efficient logistics, construction and maintenance technologies.

A thorough and mature research and innovation agenda for this call has been defined taking into account the other calls and initiatives where the Transport Challenge is concerned, i.e. the calls on ‘Green Vehicles’, ‘Small Business and Fast Track Innovation for Transport’, ‘Blue Growth’, and ‘Smart Cities and Communities’, and the ‘Clean Sky 2’, ‘SESAR’, ‘Shift2Rail’ and ‘Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2’ Joint Undertakings (in different degrees of preparation). In addition, European GNSS will provide new opportunities for the localisation and the guidance of vehicles. It is intended to create synergies with all these initiatives as well as with other parts of Horizon 2020, namely Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Energy and Space.

Special attention is dedicated to innovation aspects not covered in the other parts of the Transport Challenge, as well as to SMEs.
As indicated in the Specific Programme, the “activities [see Introduction, bullet points a to d] will be organised in such a way as to allow for an integrated and mode-specific approach as appropriate”. Therefore, the contents of the “Mobility for Growth” call has been organised as follows:

Areas addressing mode-specific challenges (technical and socio-economic)
1. Aviation
2. Rail
3. Road
4. Waterborne

Areas addressing transport integration specific challenges (technical and socio-economic)
5. Urban
6. Logistics
7. Intelligent Transport Systems
8. Infrastructure

Areas addressing cross-cutting issues
9. Socio-economic and behavioural research and forward looking activities for policy making