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TRA VISIONS 2016 Report Summary

Project ID: 640213
Funded under: H2020-EU.3.4.

Periodic Reporting for period 2 - TRA VISIONS 2016 (TRA VISIONS 2016)

Reporting period: 2015-12-01 to 2016-11-30

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

1. Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project
The concept of this project was to organise two competitions for transport research awards to be announced at the TRA conference in 2016
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- A research student competition with the goal of stimulating the interest among young researchers/students in the field of sustainable surface transport.
- A competition for senior researchers in the field of innovative surface transport concepts based on results only from EU-funded projects.

The objectives achieved by the TRA Visions project were:
- To achieve a strong participation of young transportation researchers in the TRA-2016 conference;
- To identify the top performing young researchers in all modes of surface transportation and acknowledge their achievement;
- To have strong participation from senior researchers in transportation in the TRA-2016 conference
- To identify champions of transport research in EU funded projects
- To further develop the TRA conference as the premier series in its field in the world,
- To achieve good coordination with the TRA conference organisers in order to benefit from high level of media coverage.
- To build a vibrant community of young transport researchers in the European Union, EU candidate and potential candidate countries and the European Economic Area;
- To promote and acknowledge excellence in research at senior level
- To promote an inter-disciplinary approach, linking basic science, socio-economics and applied sciences/engineering;
- To stimulate the imagination of delegates at the TRA-2016 conference and provoke discussion on the future of surface transport;
- To promote interaction between young transport researchers and senior researchers working in different modes.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

"A detailed version of the work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the project and main results achieved so far is included in Technical Report (Part B) file name "PR_CORE_2.pdf" which is an integral part of this submission. Below is a brief overview below the maximum allowed size for the summary for publication, which is 7,480 characters.

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WP1 - Administrative coordinationSummary
Task 1-1 Coordination and Overall Project Management
Significant results
All tasks were completed as scheduled and the following deliverables delivered in a timely manner according to the project’s schedule:
• D1.1 Periodic Management, Midterm Report
• D1.2 Final report
• D1.3 Consolidated cost statements.
WP2 - Set up competition rules, guidelines and evaluation criteria
Task 2-1 Eligible topics for entries (aligned with TRA 2016 vision)
Task 2-2 Student Competition rules, guidelines and evaluation criteria (all modes)
Task 2-3 Researcher Competition rules guidelines and evaluation criteria
This document was fed back to WP5 in order to make it publically available on the TRA2016 -
Significant results
All tasks were completed as scheduled and the following deliverables delivered in a timely manner according to the project’s schedule:
• D2.1 List eligible topics for entries aligned with TRA 2016 conference objectives
• D2.2 Student Competition rules, guidelines and evaluation criteria
• D2.3 Researcher Competition rules, guidelines and evaluation criteria
WP3 - VISIONS TRA 2016 academic student competition
Task 3-1 Initiate the TRA-2016- VISIONS academic student competition (call for ideas)
Task 3-2 Promote the VISIONS TRA 2016 academic contest and process ideas (ROAD)
Task 3-3 Promote the VISIONS TRA 2016 academic contest and process ideas (RAIL)
Task 3-4 Promote the VISIONS TRA 2016 academic contest and process ideas (MARINE)
Task 3-5 Evaluation of the concept Ideas and selection workshop for the award winners
Significant results
All tasks were completed as scheduled and the following deliverables delivered in a timely manner according to the project’s schedule:
• D3.1 Announcement VISIONS TRA 2016 academic student competition.
• D3.2 List of submitted ideas from the TRA VISIONS 2016 ROAD academic competition
• D3.3 List of submitted ideas from the TRA VISIONS 2016 RAIL academic competition
• D3.4 List of submitted ideas from the TRA VISIONS 2016 WAERBORNE academic competition
• D3.5 Ranking of the projects & winner selection of the TRA VISIONS 2016 academic contest
WP4 - TRA-2016- EU Champions of Transport Research Competition
Task 4-1 Initiate the TRA 2016 - EU Champions of Transport Research Competition (call for ideas)
Task 4-2 Promote the TRA 2016 EU Champions of Transport Research Competition & process ideas
Task 4-3 Evaluation of the concept Ideas and selection of the award winners
Significant results
All tasks were completed as scheduled and the following deliverables delivered in a timely manner according to the project’s schedule:
• D4.1 Announcement of the TRA 2016 EU Champions of Transport Research Competition
• D4.2 List of submitted ideas from the TRA VISIONS 2016 EU Champions of Transport Research Competition
• D4.3 Ranking of the projects & winner selection of the EU Champions of Transport Research Competition
WP5 - Awareness, Promotion, Dissemination, Media & TRA 2016 Conference
Task 5-1 Dissemination Action Plan
Task 5-2 Project website and online presence
Task 5-3 Promotional material
Task 5-4 Execution of the awards ceremony for the TRA 2016 Conference
Significant results
All tasks were completed as scheduled and the following deliverables delivered in a timely manner according to the project’s schedule:
• D5.1 Dissemination plan (final version)
• D5.2 VISIONS TRA 2016 website and online presence
• D5.3a Promotion material (Flyer, posters etc.)
• D5.3b DVD Videos of the winning ideas
• D5.3c Printed contest yearly publication
• D5.4 Execution of the full Award Ceremony for the TRA2016 Conference"

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

3 Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)
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The final results of the project which are the effective organisation execution and dissemination of the two transport competitions are expected to have the following impact.

- The competitions and project final results will stimulate young researchers/students to submit their research work to the competition.
- The competitions and project final results will encourage partners from EU-funded projects to further develop innovative ideas from their projects.
- The competitions and project final results will directly support the TRA conference (scheduled to take place in the next reporting period) as a successful, high quality scientific event with a high level of media coverage which is considered as the first Transport research conference in Europe.
- The competitions and project final results will efficiently disseminate knowledge and results of European and National research projects in the area of Sustainable Surface Transport and thus improve the coordination of research, technology development and innovation in the Surface Transport sector in Europe.
- The competitions and project final results will increase European competitive advantage

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