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ERA-NET Plus on Infrastructure Innovation

Objective

Europe needs to redefine its transport system for the 21st century. Performance and cost-efficiency of the system need to be improved to meet future challenges. This means there is an urgent need for effective innovation for all components of the system; including vehicles, infrastructure, logistics etc. Transport ministries across Europe are facing ever tougher challenges to cope with the need to accommodate increased traffic growth, minimise congestion, maintain services in face of increasing climate change effects, as well as deliver on environmental and societal objectives.
This is the time when innovation for road infrastructure is an absolute imperative to reduce costs without compromising on quality. To deliver this objective on a transnational basis, the ERA-NET Plus action on infrastructure innovation – Infravation - is initiated enabling national bodies to take on tasks collectively that otherwise could not be taken forward. This scheme will allow for bringing together the efforts of member states, EC and industry.
The “Infravation call” will be launched in March 2014 and is expected to be supported through the FP7 2013 Work Programme.
Infravation comprises 11 European countries, one region and the EC. For the first time the USA will contribute funding to an ERA-NET Plus. The total pot available for R&D funding amounts to 9,025 M€.
The topics addressed reflect the needs of researchers/industry, road infrastructure owners and operators and EC for joint research on road infrastructure. Infravation will pave the way to a new quality of transnational research funding cooperation by applying a real common pot that merges national and EC top-up funding into one funding pot This approach allows for a coordinated, common governance structure for R&D projects funded, enabling the best expertise to be used, regardless of nationality and thereby minimising programme management and allow the maximum use of resources for transnational research cooperation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2013-RTD
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CSA-ERA-Plus - ERA-NET Plus

Coordinator

MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 675 000
Administrative Contact
Peter Wilbers (Mr.)

Participants (11)

TUV RHEINLAND CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Doerr (Mr.)
FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE FEHRLAISBL
Belgium
Address
Boulevard De La Woluwe 42
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laurie Ferrier (Ms.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER VERKEHR UND DIGITALE INFRASTRUKTUR DIG
Germany
Address
Robert-schuman-platz 1
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arndt Lagemann (Dr.)
Danish Road Directorate
Denmark
Address
Niels Juels Gade 13
DK-1022 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gert Ahé (Mr.)
STATENS VEGVESEN
Norway
Address
Brynsengfaret 6A
0667 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gina Ytteborg (Ms.)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klas Hermelin (Mr.)
VEGAGERDIN
Iceland
Address
Borgartuni 5 7
105 Reykjavik
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thorir Ingason (Mr.)
MINISTERE DE LA TRANSITION ECOLOGIQUE ET SOLIDAIRE
France
Address
Grande Arche - Tour Sequoia
92055 Paris-la Défense
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre-Baptiste Delpuech (Mr.)
CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.
Spain
Address
Calle Cid 4
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paloma Velasco García (Mrs.)
ANAS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Monzambano 10
00185 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maura Sabato (Dr.)
NETIVEI ISRAEL - NATIONAL TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY LTD
Israel
Address
3 Ariel Sharon Street
6050001 Or Yehuda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yevgeny Artsev (Mr.)