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R&I projects by STRIA Roadmap

Evolution of daily funding by mode (Eur)

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Distribution of R&I projects by transport mode

Number of projects by funding origin

Distribution of EU funding by transport mode

Transport research in Austria is determined by a scope of national research and innovation policy and transport policy. R&D is one of the seven strategic areas of the National Reform Programme. The National Reform Programme is where Member States report progress against The Europe 2020 Strategy.

Transport policy is defined by strategic and programme documents at national and European level. The EU Action plan and Directive on Intelligent Transport Systems, for example, sets out a strategy for implementing an intelligent transport system consistent with guidelines for Austria, and defines priority areas of action. Other relevant policy documents are:

At the highest political level, the two committees dealing with research are:

At federal level, two ministries have responsibility for research and technology policy:

Transport research is funded through the general research funding, dedicated transport research programmes, and available European and international research funds. At national level, funding for research, technology and innovation is managed by three agencies on behalf of the ministries:

The following organisations are responsible for the institutional framework and funding:

Current funding sources and programmes include:

  • Mobility of the Future (MOTF) (2012-2020) - Mission-oriented research and development program to help Austria create a transport system designed to meet future mobility and social challenges;
  • Take Off (2015-2020) – Support to the Austrian aeronautics and air transportation technologies sectors;
  • ASFiNAG Road Safety Programme 2020 – Helps increase road safety and decrease number of casualties on motorways and expressways;
  • Klimaaktiv Mobil - the National Action Programme for Mobility Management - Offers financial support for Austria’s cities, municipalities, businesses, associations and, for the first time, also private persons in the framework of the common BMNT-BMVIT action package for e-mobility with renewable energy. In addition to e-vehicles, klimaaktiv mobil further supports mobility management and alternative fuels and drives, such as biofuels.
  • Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) - the largest private-non profit organisation funding R&D in Austria. It supports basic research performed mainly by Vienna-based research teams in a number of thematic priority programmes.
  • National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development - finances research, technology and development in Austria, especially research activities that promise to have a long-term benefit, as well as interdisciplinary research. The financial means of the National Foundation are allocated to federal funding agencies, according to the annual decisions of the Foundation's board. The agencies on their part then allocate these budgets to programmes/projects through a variety of actual funding programme addressing research institutions and companies.

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Take Off 2015 – 2020

Programme Type
Origin:
National (Austria)
Austria
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Safety/Security,
Digitalisation,
Decarbonisation,
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Programme Website

Future Mobility

Programme Type
Origin:
National (Austria)
Austria
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport
Programme Website

INFONETZ

Programme Type
Origin:
National (Austria)
Austria
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Safety/Security,
Digitalisation,
Decarbonisation,
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport
Programme Website

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