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Advanced Impacts evaluation Methodology for innovative freight transport Solutions

Objective

AIMS applies an innovative approach to develop a methodology to assess and evaluate research projects related to freight transport supported in FP5 and FP6. Freight transport is a key element for the economy, raising various environmental, social, security or safety issues that are severely increasing, also in the future. Innovation is a key bridging both streams. High investments in freight transport RTD are made, however, various RTD projects have never passed the commercialisation threshold. AIMS aims to minimize the risks of public or private investments in freight transport RTD. AIMS will identify critical factors of RTD projects through success and failure analysis of previous FP5 and FP6 projects. Based on results coming from the analysis of the past, present and future (notably as seen by Technological Platforms and Advisory councils), AIMS will assess the positive or negative impacts of European research FP and projects in particular in the economic, social and environmental fields. A specific care will be given to depict changes operated by the different Member States and catalysed by EU research programs. Guidelines for current and future FP7 projects will then be produced and recommendations for the definition of new research policy objectives provided. This will be carried out by a Researcher group under the direction of a Secretariat and the caution of an Experts group, in direct interaction with End-Users, Industries and Technology Platform & Advisory Council of each mode including intermodal gathered among dedicated groups. Two workshops and one final conference will be organised integrating the different groups to confront results obtained to really concerned actors. A dedicated internet platform will be set up to ensure pro-active communication. A handbook will be set up including consolidated guidelines to policy makers, industry and the research community. AIMS contribute to generate new knowledge on transport RTD and relevant social, environmental and economic issues, establish a better dialogue between policy, industry and research, ensure consistency between their approaches, and strengthen their competitiveness and innovation efforts toward a sustainable transport system.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/sustainable transport

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG.
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 15
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 288 900,49
Administrative Contact
Marcel Huschebeck (Mr.)

Participants (8)

CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES MARITIMES ET FLUVIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 90 003,26
Address
Rue De Beauvais 134
60280 Margny Les Compiegne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Lemaire (Dr.)
TL & ASSOCIES
France
EU contribution
€ 315 271,37
Address
22 Rue Du Petit Rue
91340 Ollainville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Le Guilloux (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING - ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
France
EU contribution
€ 96 835
Address
23 Rue Du Carrouge
77650 Savins
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Louis Deyris (Dr.)
KTI KOZLEKEDESTUDOMANYI INTEZET NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 59 920
Address
Than Karoly U 3/5
1119 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
ákos Radóczy (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 9 258,88
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Schofield (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 72 760
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Weidmann (Prof.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE PUBLIC HENRI TUDOR
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 84 958
Address
Avenue J F Kennedy 29
1855 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Etienne D'hoedt (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 74 900
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alassane B. Ndiaye (Dr.)