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REthinking Future Infrastructure NETworks

Objective

Launching a European long-term ambition and initiative to increase the overall performance of multimodal transport infrastructures, the REFINET CSA intends to 1) create a sustainable network of European and international stakeholders’ representatives of all transport modes and transport infrastructure sectors, 2) deliver a shared European vision of how to specify, design, build or renovate, and maintain the multimodal European transport infrastructure network of the future along with innovative processes so as to enhance the effectiveness of the sector, and 3) elaborate a Strategic Implementation Plan with a comprehensive set of prioritised actions to made the REFINET vision a reality – as well as providing private and public decision makers with a set of up-to-date recommendations and guidelines (including good practices and lessons learnt) for strategic actions and required levels of cooperation between all stakeholders. REFINET will consider two complementary scenarios, namely maintenance and upgrading of existing transport infrastructures, and development of new transport infrastructures. REFINET will contribute to create a European-wide consensus on where to focus in terms of research and innovation to improve the productivity of the assets (reducing maintenance costs, extending the life span…) and reduce drastically traffic disruptions of transport flows from inspection, construction and maintenance activities, and to accommodate increasing/changing traffic demand. Thus, REFINET will pave the way to enhanced technology integration and transfer and mass-market development for innovative materials, components, systems and processes supporting the pan-European generalisation of advanced multimodal infrastructures, handling the demand within various industrial sectors and help match the EU-2020 Strategy, and achieve goals of main stakeholders. The REFINET consortium is made of 8 partners from 5 European countries (Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_SingleStage_B
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures 84
77420 Champs Sur Marne
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 171 840

Participants (7)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 000
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 141 250
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DRAGADOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 625
Address
Avenida Del Camino De Santiago 50
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE FEHRLAISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 179 563,01
Address
Boulevard De La Woluwe 42
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 86 875
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION PLATAFORMA TECNOLOGICA ESPANOLA DE LA CONSTRUCCION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 143 332,50
Address
C/ Diego De Leon 50 4A Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other
OVE ARUP & PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 78 750
Address
Fitzroy Street 13
W1T 4BQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)