Research undertaken by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications covers all areas of transport and in particular the organisation, operation, planning and development of infrastructure, and standardisation, economic analysis, management, vehicle technology, and impact assessment of land
The Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works undertakes many activities in the research sector. The Ministry supports research activities focusing in the fields of the environment, technology and transportation planning, that are important for the national economy and for the
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 Ministry of Mercantile Marine is an administrative body that accumulates valuable maritime expertise, skills and know-how, as a large number of its staff deals exclusively with issues about shipping policy, safety of navigation, research, maritime traffic management, merchant ships' inspection
Research and Technology policy priorities are based on the Operational Programme for Competitiveness (2002 - 2006) under the Third Community Support Framework for Greece. The priority areas of the above mentioned programme follow the international scientific and technological trends and reflect the
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