The European Commission has launched an online tool to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy
The "Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System", or TRIMIS, maps and analyses research trends and innovation capacities across Europe's transport sector. TRIMIS supports transport policy makers and researchers by helping to identify innovations with the greatest promise for the future, and aid policy makers to focus on areas where public intervention can create the highest added value.
“This new tool is an important step to increasing the impact of publicly-funded transport research and innovation. TRIMIS will allow policy makers and researchers to better identify the potential of technologies to achieve the EU’s energy, climate and transport goals,” said Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission. “TRIMIS will also identify gaps and priorities and thus allow us to focus public support on achieving higher impact.”
The TRIMIS platform, developed and implemented by the EC Joint Research Centre on behalf of DG MOVE, is an evolution of the Transport Research & Innovation Portal (TRIP), which it replaces, and incorporates the latter’s database of EU and national transport research projects.
Transport research projects are arranged within the seven Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) roadmaps that were adopted in the "Europe on the Move" package in May 2017. These cover a number of areas, namely: cooperative, connected and automated transport; transport electrification; vehicle design and manufacturing; low-emission alternative energy for transport; network and traffic management systems; smart mobility and services; infrastructure.
TRIMIS will monitor the effectiveness of research funded at EU or Member State level by assessing how research projects contribute to a clean, connected and competitive European transport system.
To find out more about TRIMIS, to sign up to regular transport research and innovation updates or to submit your research project or programme to the TRIMIS database, visit https://trimis.ec.europa.eu/