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Mapping European regional Transport Research and Innovation Capacities (METRIC)

Objective

METRIC will map regional transport innovation capacity and identify the competitive advantage of identified regions. Based on their strengths, guidelines for the preparation of regional innovation roadmaps (strategy plans) will be developed. METRIC will also explore the regional innovation potential and make recommendations on how to support weak regions. The project will ultimately contribute to the building of a regional culture of continuous innovation that minimizes innovation risks and maximizes its returns.

METRIC will base its operating principles in three main blocks of activities: i) Mapping of the transport research and innovation activities, ii) exploring the performance of the regional innovation frameworks and iii) analysing the main principles and typology for regional innovation. The project will deliver a set of recommendations on innovative strategies for regions along with a set of innovation roadmaps based on best practices. The Smart Specialization Platform (S3P) approach will be used for the roadmaps though a transport sector specific S3P strategy will also be also put forward. This will be the basis for Structural Fund investments in R&I contributing to the development of the Cohesion Policy.

The METRIC partners will combine and utilise multidisciplinary skills, expertise, and on-going work in the field of transport innovation, policy development, regional support and roadmap development. The consortium has been carefully selected based not only on the complementarity of skills but also on access to a very wide network of stakeholders and relevant research material, data sets and studies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-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
€ 119 638
Administrative Contact
Eleni Anoyrkati (Mrs.)

Participants (4)

ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 94 373
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Merja Hoppe (Dr.)
Univerzitet u Beogradu - Saobracajni fakultet
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 85 104
Address
Vojvode Stepe 305
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vladislav Maras (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 87 193
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erik Nieuwenhout (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 113 612
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Mr.)