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Safe and green road vehicles

Objective

"The SAGE network of regional research driven clusters will facilitate an increasing pace of innovation within the major European growth market for innovative road vehicles for passengers and goods. The science and technology Scope of SAGE is innovative road vehicles for passenger and goods transport. The main technology drivers for the research driven clusters of SAGE are safety for drivers, passengers and other road users; greening of road transport; and usability, in terms of affordability, functionality, and attractiveness.
The goal is to strengthen European competitiveness in the road vehicles sector. To achieve this, the project work will address five key objectives: 1. Assess the current and future capacity of Europe’s most important regional research driven clusters; 2. Assemble a portfolio of best practices as regards the key aspects of cluster management and regional R&I policy deployment; 3. Ensure that all European regions with a potential to contribute can do so; 4. Development of a common SAGE agenda with long and short term goals for innovation, research and education; and 5. Integrate an innovation and IP management system consortium-wide to enable efficient and reliable knowledge exchange.
The automotive industry is a major economic driver in all the participating and the potential growth in jobs and GDP from this is significant. SAGE will enhance the efficiency of European innovation in the road vehicles sector and promote a faster response to consumer and societal demand for safe and green transportation.
SAGE has been developed as a complementary consortium comprising different types of clustering modalities. It will yield very tangible output as regards the inclusion of more regions into the research driven automotive industry, primarily through the Warsaw region, where a knowledge-cluster on electric-hybrid mobility is being constructed during the spring of 2011."

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2011-1
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Coordinator

VÄSTRA GÖTALANDSREGIONEN
Address
Regionens Hus
462 80 Vanersborg
Sweden
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 277 199
Administrative Contact
Karin Stadig Roswall (Ms.)

Participants (10)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 200 009
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniel Selin (Mr.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 220 286
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Balthasar (Dr.)
MOV'EO
France
EU contribution
€ 604 767
Address
Avenue Galilee
76800 Saint Etienne Du Rouvray
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Carole Pichon (Ms.)
STADT REGENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 312
Address
Rathausplatz 1 Altes Rathaus
93047 Regensburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Grepmeier (Mr.)
OSTBAYERISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE REGENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 292
Address
Prufeninger Strasse 58
93049 Regensburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Mottok (Prof.)
Continental Automotive GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 782
Address
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniela Seidel (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 205 953
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ezio Spessa (Prof.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 222 132
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
REGIONE PIEMONTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 322
Address
Piazza Castello 165
10122 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefania Crotta (Ms.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 193 215
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antoni Szumanowski (Prof.)