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User Driven Stimulation of Radical New Technological Steps in Surface Transport

Objective

U-STIR defines the know-how and technologies addressing Europe’s surface transport problems beyond 2050. A lead user centred approach will stimulate the development and capture of radical new technological concepts. Local connecting offices will analyse deficits and establish activities reaching out for fundamentally new solutions for the mobility and transport demands, improving environmental, economical and social quality in one step. WP1 co-ordinates the work progress, supporting the partners, advising on contingency plans and also fulfilling administrative project tasks. In WP2 the working methodology will be refined. This involves Innovation Incubators, which will exploit ideas collected and employ Delphi panels, analysing the technological drivers for 2050 and beyond. WP3 is the workhorse of the project fostering the creative thinking. Creativity tools and ideas from partners will start the creative process implemented as workshops. The ‘Innovation Pump’ will do the same for the Internet, offering ideas and tools to improve creativity. Diligent research and incubation process will help defining the technological gaps. Incentives and methodological help stems from WP2. Participating universities will allow access to their research facilities for the incubation. WP4 will create an innovation friendly climate, motivating researchers, industry and users to participate in the innovation process and giving stakeholders ideas at hand to support this process of innovative excellence. A Delphi process will define the technological roadmap. WP5 Evaluation/Monitoring will be assessing the work in parallel to WP3 and WP4 intervening in case the performance or quality does not meet the defined threshold. WP6 - dissemination will be implemented as a service to the whole project, producing the dissemination products, developing on-line tools, and will reaching the target groups using a full fledged repertoire of dissemination products.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ZILINSKA UNIVERZITA V ZILINE
Address
Univerzitna 8215/1
010 26 Zilina
Slovakia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 108 370
Administrative Contact
Peter Fabian (Prof.)

Participants (7)

FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MOBILITAET - Austrian Mobility Research FGM - AMOR Gemeinnutzige GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 154 433
Address
Schonaugasse 8A/1
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerfried Cebrat (Mr.)
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 46 736
Address
Kliment Ohridsky Bd 8
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Ivanov (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 513
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimo Neri (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 006
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Kreigenfeld (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 376
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmen Sánchez Reig (Ms.)
TECKNOWMETRIX SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 67 056
Address
Jardins D'epione, Rue Léon Béridot 4
38500 Voiron
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne-Sophie Croyal (Ms.)
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 210
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Stainton (Ms.)