The establishment of the European Research Area depends on improving the coherence and co-ordination of research and innovation activities and policies conducted at national, regional and European level. The objectives of Community action in this field are to stimulate and support programme
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
Large public organisations tend to create a huge amount of knowledge through commissioned research studies. However, making use of this knowledge often is difficult as technical or scientific reports may be voluminous and/or difficult to digest for non-expert readers.
As mobility is an important part of our life, and the interconnectedness of the economy leads to more and more transport, we expect to see significant growth in freight as well as in passenger transport in the future. Forecasts predict that the global vehicle population – currently about 1.2 billion
Critical infrastructures supply households, enterprises and public administration with electricity, water and Internet or other essential goods and services. Even minor disturbances can be mutually reinforcing and cause supply shortages and high economic losses. By dependencies between
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