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Innovative Transport SME Support Action

Objective

INTRASME focuses on the changing role, which SMEs have on innovation in the transport sector. SMEs employ approximately 55% of the EU workforce in transport, and their important role in the value chain is expected to increase and change, especially in the emerging Low Carbon Transport (particularly road and air transport) sector, where reduced fuel consumption, reduced emissions and alternative power sources require innovation in a wide range of technology.

The rigid value chain of the transport sector is stifling the introduction of innovation by SMEs into new vehicles and transport-related products. SMEs (usually Tier 2 suppliers) find it difficult to interact with vehicle manufacturers, as they generally have short-term supply contracts to Tier 1 companies, who are strongly linked to specific large volume OEMs. Tier 2 SMEs have no collective voice or influence at European level and the EU is not taking advantage of or supporting directly the thriving innovative companies in this sector.

INTRASME will address this market failure and focus on the opportunities that new markets offer to innovative and dynamic businesses. Responding to the call for proposals TPT.2012.3-2: ‘Bringing innovative products and services to the market: analysis of pathways and best conditions for innovation’, INTRASME addresses the European manufacturing capability offered by SMEs of different EU Regions targeting the main goal of “how to bring more efficiently and quicker innovative products and services to the market.” The emerging Low Carbon Transport market will be used to examine barriers to innovation and to develop mechanisms to support the innovation potential of SMEs

INTRASME brings together key European partners, in the areas of transport innovation. The partners have been selected to provide unrivalled access to national activities and associations on both a national and European level, to support INTRASME knowledge sharing, dissemination and impact.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES LIMITED
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 273 706
Administrative Contact
Eleni Anoyrkati (Ms.)

Participants (7)

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 113 472
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 134 766
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antoni Szumanowski (Prof.)
ID TECHEX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 966
Address
The Barn Downing Park
CB25 ONW Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raghu Das (Mr.)
INTERACTIVE FULLY ELECTRICAL VEHICLES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 734
Address
Via Carle 1
12048 Sommariva Del Bosco Cn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pietro Perlo (Dr.)
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 307 511
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Sanders (Mr.)
MIRA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 019
Address
Watling Street
CV10 0TU Nuneaton
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Chris Reeves (Mr.)
INNOVATION BRIDGE CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 845
Address
High Green Cradley
WR13 5NF Malvern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christopher Pickering (Prof.)