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EIRAC 2008-2010

EIRAC 2008-2010

Objective

On May 3rd, 2005, more than 50 CEOs and Managing Directors from large Intermodal businesses launched the European Intermodal Research Advisory Council (EIRAC). EIRAC determined that a Strategic Intermodal Research Agenda 2020 (SIRA) for Intermodal Transport and its Implementation Plan (IP) were needed, being the instruments to direct European and national resources to targeted research. The SIRA has been published on December 14th, 2005, whilst the IP has been published on December 12th, 2006. EIRAC has been very successful in its first two years of activitiesm being acknowledged by the European Commission as a major source of expertise and a reliable entity to deal with. The value of the EIRAC SIRA and IP has been recognised by different Directorates General of the European Commission, and it is considered as a primary source of valuable input to the workprogrammes of FP7. The EIRAC work will be continued in the next years, aiming at the following objectives: (1) Stimulate the main public stakeholders and market players in the Intermodal and Logistics domain to invest into research; (2)Strengthen the potential of research results to be endorsed and used by the market; (3) Provide the assessment of these results, both before and after the execution of research, including the financial conditions needed to ensure the full exploitation of the innovation; (4) Ensure that its work is communicated in a professional way to the non-EIRAC members or International Parties, so that they also can benefit from the work; (5) Foster the participation of industrial SMEs in innovating and changing their mindset; (6) Stimulate the implementation of indications contained in the Implementation Plan into national programmes of research, including the identification of needs for breakthrough technologies; (7) Enhance the opportunities to participate to or observe EIRAC work; (8) Stimulate the creation of Intermodal Advisory Councils or Technology Platforms at national level
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Coordinator

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LO SVILUPPO DI TECNOLOGIE PER IL TRASPORTO INNOVATIVO

Address

Centro Ricerche Enea Della Trisaia - Ss 106 Km 419+500
75026 Rotondella

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 319 743,40

Administrative Contact

Valerio Recagno (Mr.)

Participants (3)

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EUROPEAN INTERMODAL ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 413 309,80

STICHTING CONNEKT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 175 786,02

METTLE SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 191 159,78

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218693

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    28 February 2011

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 217 504,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 099 999

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LO SVILUPPO DI TECNOLOGIE PER IL TRASPORTO INNOVATIVO

Italy

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