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Specific challenge: To promote the interest of students and researchers on research and innovation in the transport sector, by rewarding the best innovative ideas and research achievements in this field.

Scope: The objective of this action is to organise two competitions for transport research and innovation awards to be announced at the TRA conference in 2016:

·      A competition for students and young researchers with the goal of stimulating the interest among young researchers/students in the field of transport.

·      A competition for senior researchers in the field of innovative transport concepts based on results from EU-funded projects only.

·      Both competitions will cover all transport modes and cross-cutting issues in line with the EU policy objectives for smart, green and integrated transport. The organisation of these awards should ensure high-quality competition and very good media coverage before, during and after the TRA conference.

The action should give particular attention to gender issues.

Expected impact: This action is expected to increase the attractiveness of transport related studies and reinforce the pursuit of excellence in European transport research and innovation, by giving recognition and visibility to the best achievements. The TRA conference is expected to efficiently disseminate knowledge and results of European and national research projects in the area of transport and thus improve the development and deployment of innovative solutions for transport in Europe.

Type of action: Coordination and Support Actions

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