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.
Research commissioned in this programme includes Economics and Social Research on transport economics, transport modelling, transport costs and prices, behaviour and attitudes issues and the underpinning social research. The programme has links with other areas such as land-use planning and includes
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK Government's leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences. EPSRC invests more than £400 million a year in research that contributes to future economic development in the UK and so to
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
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 Foresight Vehicle Initiative, now administered by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT), is the UK's prime knowledge transfer network for the automotive industry, and is the UK's response to the worldwide crisis in transport. The Foresight Vehicle Programme, launched in