At the beginning of 2014, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) started a broad stakeholder consultation process in order to set up a new strategy for research, technology and innovation in the field of aeronautics and air transportation. Around 200 actors of
IV2Splus was the successor of the recently completed programme IV2S (Intelligent Transport Systems and Services - 2002-06), which had three programme lines: A3 - Austrian Advanced Automotive Technology I2 - Intelligent Infrastructure ISB - Innovative Rail System
Two national funding instruments terminate in 2016: targeted financing of research topics and the Estonian Science Foundation (ETF) grants. Newly the Estonian Research Council (ETAg) is to finance national basic and applied research and researcher mobility.
Growing needs in mobility and the simultaneous decrease of resources and their limited capacities require new solutions in policy in terms of research, innovation and technology. The previous programme 'IV2Splus' has already been successful in implementing projects. The BMVIT and the FFG continue