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REthinking Future Infrastructure NETworks

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).

Coordinator

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT

Address

Avenue Jean Jaures 84
77420 Champs Sur Marne

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 171 840

Participants (7)

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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 000

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 141 250

DRAGADOS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 75 625

FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 179 563,01

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

EU Contribution

€ 86 875

FUNDACION PLATAFORMA TECNOLOGICA ESPANOLA DE LA CONSTRUCCION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 143 332,50

OVE ARUP & PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 78 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653789

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 998 235,51

  • EU contribution

    € 998 235,51

Coordinated by:

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT

France