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Traffic- Health- Environment. Intelligent Solutions Sustaining Urban Economies

Objective

This proposal is presented by a consortium of regional research clusters whose core members are already pursuing research and technology development (RTD) in programmes that map on to their local or regional transport policy priorities. Common themes of expertise within the consortium apply to the fields of Traffic, Health and Environment (THE); the objective of the project is to apply this research base to achieve Intelligent Solutions for Sustaining Urban Economies. (ISSUE). This proposal truly addresses THE ISSUE.
Several research areas are identified that deal directly with headline themes of this FP7 Call, namely:
-transport impacts on urban mobility,
-transport greening;
-health, safety and security of citizens,
-associated economic impacts.

Diverse technologies and research applications will be brought to bear on the above issues, including:
• Computer intelligence solutions and real-time satellite navigation data integrated into existing operational urban traffic management systems.
• Space and in-situ measurements to help mitigate risk to citizens’ health from traffic-induced air pollution.
• Technology demonstration and pre-operational real time trials of a hydrogen fuel cell powered car operating in a city environment (2012).

THE ISSUE programme will create a vibrant partnership of regional research clusters to bring together and coordinate already-existing and projected RTD programmes relevant to Traffic, Health and Environment both within the clusters and more widely in the broader European research community. In parallel, consultations will be held with participating regional and local authorities to identify economic priorities of those regions, specific to the themes of Traffic, Health and Environment. Tensioning RTD actions against regional economic objectives will be the next step. This approach paves the way to shape the application of research outputs towards delivery of regional strategies by developing a framework for coordinating research actions and exploitation. The coordination process requires proactive knowledge exchange between core partners through a focussed dissemination programme and a structured approach for mentoring and knowledge transfer to regions with less well developed research structures.
The core partners are East Midlands, UK, Mazovi Region, Poland, MOLISE REGION, Italy, Midi Pyrenees and Aquitaine regions, France. In each case we can identify active regional research clusters with programmes and expertise in relevant thematic areas. Each core partner can satisfy the “triple helix” requirement. A wider network of new regional clusters will also be built up. Their regional representatives and research teams will be encouraged to participate in THE ISSUE’s series of workshop and dissemination events and to become active partners in downstream RTD actions that THE ISSUE will be seeking to develop. Promotion of the new cluster programme will be facilitated, in part, through nationally-based knowledge transfer and innovation networks as well as the transnational NEREUS regional network.
The expected outcome will be a Europe-wide research forward look and implementation plan for the exploitation and further development of relevant economy-driving, environmentally-sensitive traffic and transport initiatives for more sustainable transport economies in the cities, towns and regions of Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2011-1
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Coordinator

LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL
Address
City Hall 115 Charles Street
LE1 1FZ Leicester
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Dibnah (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 381 890

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 282 033
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Adams (Ms.)
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 216 892
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eric Goodyer (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 964
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
INFOTERRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 91 677
Address
Atlas House, 41 - Wembley Road
LE3 1UT Leicester

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Fletcher (Mr.)
INSTYTUT GEODEZJI I KARTOGRAFII
Poland
EU contribution
€ 319 686
Address
Ul Zygmunta Modzelewskiego 27
02 679 Warszawa

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Albina Moscicka (Dr.)
WOJEWODZTWO MAZOWIECKIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 58 930
Address
Ul. Jagiellonska 26
03-719 Warsaw

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Waźbiński (Mr.)
INTERGRAPH POLSKA SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 44 217
Address
Ul. Domaniewska 52
02-672 Warszawa

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Milkowska (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL MOLISE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 143 166
Address
Via De Sanctis Ioc. Vazzieri
86100 Campobasso

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gherardo Chirici (Prof.)
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LO SVILUPPO DEL MOLISE - SVILUPPO ITALIA MOLISE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 221 432
Address
Via Crispi 1
86100 Campobasso

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrizio Spallone (Dr.)
E-GEOS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 113 009
Address
Localita Terlecchie
75100 Matera

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Frezzotti (Dr.)
AEROSPACE VALLEY
France
EU contribution
€ 508 945
Address
3 Rue Tarfaya Cs 64403
31400 Toulouse

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Frederique Lacroix (Ms.)
Centre d'Etudes Techniques de l'Equipement du Sud Ouest
France
EU contribution
€ 216 140
Address
Rue Pierre Ramond
33165 Saint-médard-en-jalles Cedex

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lionel Maingueneau (Mr.)