Calls for action to support the uptake of Horizon project outcomes



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Research and Innovation in the transport sector have the potential to greatly influence society, as the industry contributes to nearly one-quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. EU-funded projects in this field can help accelerate the market uptake of sustainable transport solutions, but only if done effectively and collaboratively. Recognising this need inspired the creation of the Task Force on Accelerating Innovation Uptake for Sustainable Transport, whose goal is to raise awareness of project activities to relevant stakeholders and policy makers and increase collaboration opportunities between projects.

On 15 March 2023, 11:00-12:00 CET, the Task Force will convene to discuss ways of optimising the dissemination and exploitation of these project outcomes in order to accelerate the market uptake of sustainable innovations in the transport sector. Nine EU-funded Coordination and Support Action (CSA) projects make-up the Task Force, including three projects funded under the CIVITAS Initiative: FastTrack, RECIPROCITY, and ASSURED-UAM. These projects participate alongside representatives of REMOBILISE, Future Horizon, Lasting, Platina3, BOOSTLOG, and ENTRANCE.

The Task Force calls to action all stakeholders in the field of transport innovation, Horizon Europe projects and their coordinators, the European Commission and its agencies to facilitate the uptake of project outcomes and innovations.

Read the full agenda below and take part in the event by clicking here.

11:00 – 11:15: Welcome and Introduction of projects:

  • Yanying Li (BOOSTLOG)
  • Jeanett Bolther (ENTRANCE)
  • Anne Häner (RECIPROCITY)
  • Freek de Bruijn (REMOBILISE)
  • Jan Christiaens (FastTrack)
  • Oliver Lah (Future Horizon)
  • Bartosz Dziugiel (ASSURED-UAM)
  • Mihai Barcanescu (Lasting & Platina3)

11:15 – 11:30: Keynote speech “Different EC funding opportunities to accelerate market update” by Ludger Rogge, DG Research & Innovation, EC

11:30 – 11:55: Launch of the Call for actions & a roundtable discussion with additional associations supporting the call for actions:

  • Ivo Cré, Director of Policy, POLIS
  • David Storer, Director, Research, Innovation & New Mobility, CLEPA
  • Stefan DEIX, Director, EUCAR
  • Nik Delmeire, ALICE Vice Chair/Coordinator, European Inland Waterway Transport Platform

11:55 – 12:00 Closing remarks

This event is organised by the Task Force on Accelerating Innovation Uptake for Sustainable Transport which consists of the aforementioned 9 Horizon 2020 funded CSA projects.

Author: ICLEI Europe


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