Skip to main content

Circular and Connected Pavements for Carbon-Neutral and Digital Roads

Objective

Roads are the arteries through which economic and social development pulses, and are one of the most important public services in the world. However, roadway assets are currently made of virgin and fossil-based materials and processes. Additionally, roads are subjected to ever-heavier traffic loads, relentless traffic concentrations and climate change, which will result in much quicker infrastructure failures, and in turn costs. Therefore, the aim of this DN is to create Circular and Connected Pavements for Carbon-Neutral and Digital Roads (CIRCOPAV) through a world-class international, inter-disciplinary and inter-sectorial training programme for ten doctoral candidates. CIRCOPAV DN will complete two key scientific objectives: 1) road network digitalisation to create smart and automated pavements, and 2) pavement sustainability to mitigate carbon footprint and ensure climate change resilience. These targets will be achieved through a consortium of 8 universities, 8 industrial companies and a road administration, across 8 countries and 3 continents, and combine the transportation, construction engineering, sustainability, electronics and data science sectors to create a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders for the next generation of roads. Additionally, these goals fall directly in line with Horizon Europe’s goal to transition to a green and digital economy, the Green Charter and two Horizon Europe Missions. They will be achieved via intelligent and connected (e.g. sensors and IoT networks) and sustainable technologies (e.g. low emission materials and manufacturing and climate change resilient designs and materials). As a result, guidelines and prototypes will be developed up to TRL 6 and designed for exploitation in Europe and developing countries, and will be supported by open-days, open-access publications and seven international external advisory and dissemination entities.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Net EU contribution
€ 503 942,40
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Spain

See on map

Region
Andalucía Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 518 875,20
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma

See on map

Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 521 078,40
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

See on map

Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
ECOLE NATIONALE DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS DE L'ETAT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 565 387,20
Address
Rue Maurice Audin 1
69518 Vaulx En Velin

See on map

Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
EIFFAGE INFRASTRUCTURES GESTION ET DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 282 693,60
Address
3-7, Place De L‘europe
78140 Velizy-villacoublay

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
No data
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 207 907,20
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data