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EIRAC 2008-2010

Objective

On May 3rd, 2005, more than 50 CEOs and Managing Directors from large Intermodal businesses launched the European Intermodal Research Advisory Council (EIRAC). EIRAC determined that a Strategic Intermodal Research Agenda 2020 (SIRA) for Intermodal Transport and its Implementation Plan (IP) were needed, being the instruments to direct European and national resources to targeted research. The SIRA has been published on December 14th, 2005, whilst the IP has been published on December 12th, 2006. EIRAC has been very successful in its first two years of activitiesm being acknowledged by the European Commission as a major source of expertise and a reliable entity to deal with. The value of the EIRAC SIRA and IP has been recognised by different Directorates General of the European Commission, and it is considered as a primary source of valuable input to the workprogrammes of FP7. The EIRAC work will be continued in the next years, aiming at the following objectives: (1) Stimulate the main public stakeholders and market players in the Intermodal and Logistics domain to invest into research; (2)Strengthen the potential of research results to be endorsed and used by the market; (3) Provide the assessment of these results, both before and after the execution of research, including the financial conditions needed to ensure the full exploitation of the innovation; (4) Ensure that its work is communicated in a professional way to the non-EIRAC members or International Parties, so that they also can benefit from the work; (5) Foster the participation of industrial SMEs in innovating and changing their mindset; (6) Stimulate the implementation of indications contained in the Implementation Plan into national programmes of research, including the identification of needs for breakthrough technologies; (7) Enhance the opportunities to participate to or observe EIRAC work; (8) Stimulate the creation of Intermodal Advisory Councils or Technology Platforms at national level

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LO SVILUPPO DI TECNOLOGIE PER IL TRASPORTO INNOVATIVO
Address
Centro Ricerche Enea Della Trisaia - Ss 106 Km 419+500
75026 Rotondella
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 319 743,40
Administrative Contact
Valerio Recagno (Mr.)

Participants (3)

EUROPEAN INTERMODAL ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 413 309,80
Address
Rue D'arenberg 44
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Wolters (Mr.)
STICHTING CONNEKT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 175 786,02
Address
Ezelsveldlaan 59
2611 RV Delft
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nico Anten (Mr.)
METTLE SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 191 159,78
Address
Rue Du Vallon 200
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carmine Biancardi (Prof.)