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Multimodal transport

Research on multimodal transport covers both freight and passenger transport. With respect to freight transport, the theme incorporates the movement of freight in one loading unit or road vehicle, which uses successively two or more transport modes without goods handling during modal changes. Multimodal passenger transport covers the use of different modes in a door-to-door journey chain, with the focus on modal integration in a seamless journey.


EU Transport Research and Innovation Assessment Status Report

This report provides the second overview of the TRIMIS database, assessing the status of transport R&I in seven thematic areas as defined by the European Commission’s Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA). Since the last overview, the database includes over 9% more projects, covers information on transport technologies and organisations, while steps are made to include data on patents and publications. These developments bolster TRIMIS’ capabilities to monitor the progress of STRIA.


Assessing new and emerging transport technologies: Identifying opportunities for innovation

This study identifies 797 technologies falling within 45 technology themes from 2242 transport related European Framework Programmes from the Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) database. The technologies have been assessed for their innovation potential on the basis of relevant criteria (total investment, number of projects that have researched the technology, number of organisations involved, technology development phase, etc.).


Innovation Capacity of the European Transport Sector - A macro-level analysis

This report provides a macro-level assessment of the overall innovation capacity in the European transport sector. It does so by identifying and assessing the most relevant indicators on private and public funding, R&D personnel and researchers, engagement in innovation and on the types of innovation activities at the EU and Member State level.


Analysis of the state of the art, barriers, needs and opportunities for setting up a transport research cloud

The Report focuses on the requirements for data sharing within the transport research community. In particular, it examines the potential for the establishment of a Transport Research Cloud (TRC) as a subset of the European Union’s European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative.


TEN-T Days - Connecting Europe

European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc is inviting Ministers, Members of the European Parliament and key stakeholders to Ljubljana to discuss how to contribute to smart, sustainable and safe Mobility, relying on the trans-European transport network and investments in transport connectivity.

More information will come shortly, but be sure to block your agendas today!


Railways of the future

To address the challenges faced by the European railway industry with a focus on passenger experience, innovation and security, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), together with the European Standardisation Organisations CEN and CENELEC organise a workshop on “Railways of the future".  

The output of the event will allow to adjust standardization priorities and implementation roadmaps.

Programme and registration


e-LRN 2020 Special Web Conference

Cardiff Business School will be hosting a three day Special Web Conference covering sustainable and resilient supply chains during times of crises. Experts and specialists from the LRN committee and in the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK will cover topics such as: 


Decarbonisation of heavy transport and the role of hydrogen

Challenges lie ahead for heavy transport, with ambitious plans from the new European Comission to become carbon neutral by 2050. With nearly a quater of the EU's road transport emissions coming from trucks and buses, industry experts and civil society representitives will discuss the following topics on how best to reach climate neutrality: 


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