The R&D financed by the Ministry may be classified as short-term projects (quick state-of-the-art studies) and medium/long-term programmes. About half of the money is spent on long term programmes. The priority areas are logistics, transport telematics, scenarios and forecasts, interaction between
The maintenance and development of technology in road, bridge and traffic are integral parts of Finnra's broad responsibility as the largest agency maintaining public infrastructure in Finland and as the developer of the road transport system. The complex nature of road management and traffic
RHK's research and development work mainly involves practical research and development of guidelines and methods related to infrastructure management. The focuses of R&D in the near future revolve around competitiveness of rail services, the condition and development of the rail network, the opening
The UIC's mission is to promote rail transport at world level and meet the challenges of mobility and sustainable development.
UIC's original principal task was to harmonise and improve conditions for railway constructions and operations.
The idea of creating an international organisation
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the largest multi-technological applied research organisation in the Nordic countries. It was established in 1942 and is part of the Finnish innovation system under the domain of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. It is a not-for-profit research
The Danish Academy of Transport is a network organisation of several institutions. The academy promotes know-how, competences and education within freight transport across research, educational and consultancy institutions.
NTF (Nordisk Transportforskning / Nordic Transport Research Forum) was a Nordic cooperative organisation that promoted transport research in the Nordic region through increased cooperation between Nordic countries. NTF also aimed to promote transport research cooperation with the Baltic States. It
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. With active relationships with some 70 other countries, NGOs and civil society, it has a global reach. Best known for its publications
The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional
The rapid development of information technology creates preconditions and needs for the development of activities related to logistic networks. In March 2001 the Ministry of Transport and Communications Finland decided to start up the VALO programme to increase the information technology know-how on