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European Transport Network Alliance

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€1 892 360
EU Contribution
€1 579 537
Project website
Project Acronym
ETNA PLUS
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-TPT-2012-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The European Transport Network Alliance-ETNA Plus-is a 3 year coordination action that will build upon the activities and knowledge acquired in the ongoing project European Transport NCP Alliance (ETNA) with a new and wider approach reflecting the new political context and the priority given to Europe 2020 and to the Horizon 2020 objectives.

It will also take advantage of the positive results of TransNEW and MARKET-UP FP7 projects and, to avoid duplication of efforts, will make use of existing data and information, collaborating with the TRKC (Transport Knowledge Research Centre) and CORDIS PS.

Objectives

The overall objective of ETNA Plus is to foster innovation in trans-national cooperation in Transport with a focus on promoting the active participation of new actors and regions in EU research calls and projects.

Methodology

Transport NCPs will be key players in this mechanism, but their role will be complemented and enhanced thanks to the contribution of other relevant stakeholders, which will bring to the project a real added value both in terms of knowledge and expertise.

ETNA Plus will also seek the active involvement of 56 Associated Partners (APs) nominated officially as Transport NCPs. ETNA Plus will target transnational cooperation through different activities, following a two-fold approach; on one side, specific initiatives to raise awareness on the EU transport R&I landscape will be carried out, on the other side, efforts to improve the level of expertise on EU funding (e.g. Horizon 2020) will be undertaken both at NCP and researcher level.

To this end, the proposal foresees:

  • The development of a web tool on EU funding opportunities, both public and private
  • An analysis of innovation strategies implemented in the industrialized Countries
  • The support to stakeholders to build trans-national consortia and the reinforcement of Transport NCPs and researchers expertise through ad hoc training and twinning measures
  • Networking with other initiatives relevant to transport research

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)

Results

Working together on transportation

A follow-up EU project furthers international cooperation on transportation, inviting new players to the dialogue. Results include a search tool for research and funding, plus analysis of strengths and weaknesses of various countries' approaches.

A previous EU project (European Transport NCP Alliance (ETNA) 2008–2012) aimed to coordinate and improve cooperation among Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) National Contact Points (NCPs) concerned with transportation themes. A successor project is building on ETNA's achievements and expanding the former goals to reflect new priorities set by Europe 2020 and the Innovation Union.

The follow-up project is the EU-funded 'European transport network alliance' (http://www.transport-ncps.net (ETNA PLUS)) . The ambition is to foster innovation in transnational cooperation in the transportation sector, focusing on promoting participation of new actors and regions in EU projects. The 19-member initiative began in 2013 and will conclude in June 2015.

Consortium members have designed and implemented a searchable web-based tool, enabling users to identify relevant transportation research and funding sources. The tool contains appropriate information, drawn from existing databases. Testing has also been performed.

The research identified the innovation strategies of various industrialised countries, listing respective weaknesses and strengths. Country reports have been drafted based on the results of this work.

Project members helped national/regional research stakeholders identify and link with new partners for participation in new projects planned under Horizon 2020. The work tailored the IDEALIST partner search system to a transportation purpose. ETNA PLUS also organised several brokerage activities in conjunction with other EU groups.

The project's input to professional development includes 11 factsheets and 2 training sessions. A training accreditation procedure was created, intended for the establishment of a body of certified trainers who will train researchers and other stakeholders. A selection procedure has been agreed upon.

Dissemination includes development of communication materials, two periodic newsletters and an overhaul of the previous project's website. The project has organised several events to date.

ETNA PLUS will result in greater innovation in transnational transportation. New players will be able to cooperate on future EU projects in the sector.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Agenzia Per La Promozione Della Ricerca Europea
Address
p.zza G. Marconi 25/a, 184 ROME, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€203 290
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Hrvatska Agencija Za Malo Gospodarstvo, Inovacije I Investicije
Address
PRILAZ GJURE DEZELICA 7, 10000 ZAGREB, Croatia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€10 040
Organisation
Poslovno-Inovacijska Agncija Republike Hrvatske
Address
Planinska 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Centro Para El Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial.
Address
Calle Cid 4, 28001 Madrid, Spain
EU Contribution
€85 813
Organisation
Sihtasutus Eesti Teadusagentuur
Address
Soola 8, 51013 Tartu, Estonia
EU Contribution
€24 684
Organisation
Tuv Rheinland Consulting Gmbh
Address
Am Grauen Stein, 51105 Koeln, Germany
EU Contribution
€1 096
Organisation
Hrvatska Agencija Za Malo Gospodarstvo, Inovacije I Investicije
Address
Planinska 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Autoritatea Nationala Pentru Cercetare Stiintifica
Address
MENDELEEV STR 21 25 district1, 010362 BUCHAREST, Romania
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Autoritatea Nationala Pentru Cercetare Stiintifica
Address
MENDELEEV STR 21 25 district1, 010362 BUCHAREST, Romania
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€18 319
Organisation
Foundation For Research And Technology
Address
N Plastira Str 100, 1527 HERAKLION, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€95 497
Organisation
The University Of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Address
Kensington Terrace 6, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€168 525
Organisation
Applied Research And Communications Fund
Address
Alexander Zhendov Street 5, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
EU Contribution
€57 072
Organisation
Ministerie Van Economische Zaken En Klimaat
Address
BEZUIDENHOUTSEWEG 73, 2595 AC The Hague, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€89 077
Organisation
Ministerul Educatiei Nationale
Address
Str. Gen. Berthelot 28-30, 010168 Bucureşti, Romania
EU Contribution
€42 905
Organisation
Cliff Funnell Associates
Address
Downview Road 70, Barham, PO22 0EE, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€178 390
Organisation
Instytut Podstawowych Problemow Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Address
Adolfa Pawinskiego 5B, 02-106 WARSAW, Poland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€131 330
Organisation
Zilinska Univerzita V Ziline
Address
Univerzitha 821, 1026 Zilina, Slovakia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€46 544
Organisation
Europe Recherche Transport
Address
AVENUE FRANCOIS MITTERRAND 25, 69675 BRON, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Panteia Bv
Address
BREDEWATER 26, 2715 CA ZOETERMEER, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€165 066
Organisation
Institut Francais Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports, De L'amenagement Et Des Reseaux
Address
BOULEVARD ISAAC NEWTON 14 CITE DESCARTES 14-20, 77447 MARNE LA VALLEE CEDEX 2, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€233 037
Organisation
Fundacao Para A Ciencia E A Tecnologia
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126, 1249N/A074 Lisboa, Portugal
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€28 852

Technologies

Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Transport research and innovation strategies
Development phase
Research/Invention

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