Call for Proposals - Sustainable Surface Transport (SST) 2012 - including Green Cars Initiative FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1 Closed!

Objectives

The general objective of this call is to develop integrated, safer, “greener” and “smarter” pan-European transport systems based on technological and operational advances and on the European transport policy for the benefit of all citizens and society and climate policy, respecting the environment and natural resources; and securing and further developing the competitiveness attained by the European industries in the global market.

Reflecting the new political context and the priority given to the Innovation Union, a new approach has been adopted for Work Programme 2012 (WP 2012). This new approach is based on focusing on major socio-economic challenges and responding to societal concerns. The work programme is structured accordingly to these challenges and addresses the innovation cycle in its integrity, while respecting the rules of competition. The Transport theme takes a holistic ‘transport system’ approach in addressing the challenges and the innovation dimension, by considering the interactions of vehicles or vessels, networks or infrastructures and the use of transport services. Such an approach will necessitate the integration and demonstration of new concepts, knowledge and technologies, and the support to bringing them to the market within a socio-economic and policy context. Given the different structure and focus of the sectors, the theme is divided into sub-themes (accordingly with the Specific Programme) and horizontal activities:

  • 7.1. AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT)
  • 7.2. SUSTAINABLE SURFACE TRANSPORT (SST) including the ‘European Green Cars Initiative’
  • 7.3. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES for the implementation of the TRANSPORT PROGRAMME (TPT)
  • 7.4. GALILEO

In particular, this call is the 7.2. SUSTAINABLE SURFACE TRANSPORT (SST) including the ‘European Green Cars Initiative’. Innovation is promoted by balancing upstream and downstream components of the supply/demand side of innovation and ensuring adequate partnerships. Many topics involve demonstration, standardisation, certification, regulatory and/or other activities to promote innovation. Of particular importance is the European Green Cars Initiative, where most topics have a strong innovation character.

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CHALLENGE 1. ECO-INNOVATION

ACTIVITY 7.2.1. THE GREENING OF SURFACE TRANSPORT

AREA 7.2.1.1. THE GREENING OF PRODUCTS AND OPERATIONS

  • SST.2012.1.1-1. Assessment and mitigation of noise impacts of the maritime transport on the marine environment (coordinated topic within the framework of the ‘Ocean of Tomorrow’)
  • SST.2012.1.1-2. Support to the development of joint programming in marine and maritime research to address cross-cutting sea-related challenges (Support Action within the framework of the ‘Ocean of Tomorrow’).
  • SST.2012.1.1-3. Management of energy in railway systems

CHALLENGE 2. SAFE AND SEAMLESS MOBILITY

ACTIVITY 7.2.2 ENCOURAGING MODAL SHIFT AND DECONGESTING TRANSPORT CORRIDORS

AREA 7.2.2.2. MARITIME AND INLAND WATERWAYS TRANSPORT

  • SST.2012.2.2-1. Innovative fleet for efficient logistics chain

AREA 7.2.2.4. QUALITY OF RAIL SERVICE

  • SST.2012.2.4-1. Planning rail towards 2050
  • SST.2012.2.4-2. The role of rail in the European transport system in response to major disruptions
  • SST.2012.2.4-3. Efficient rolling stock and train operations for competitive rail freight services

AREA 7.2.2.5. INTEROPERABILITY AND SAFETY

  • SST.2012.2.5-1. Rail system interoperability (regulatory and non-legislative interoperability based on technological innovations)
  • SST.2012.2.5-2. Europe to Asia: rail research collaboration

ACTIVITY 7.2.3. ENSURING SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY

AREA 7.2.3.1. NEW TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY CONCEPTS

  • SST.2012.3.1-1. Research actions regarding the accessibility of transport systems
  • SST.2012.3.1-2. Innovative design and operation of new or upgraded efficient urban transport interchanges
  • SST.2012.3.1-3. Take-up of transport innovation in urban and regional transport
  • SST.2012.3.1-4. Automated urban vehicles

AREA 7.2.3.2. HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • SST.2012.3.2-1. Coordinating innovation for efficient bus systems in the urban environment

ACTIVITY 7.2.4. IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY

AREA 7.2.4.1. INTEGRATED SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR SURFACE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

  • SST.2012.4.1-1. Human element factors in shipping safety
  • SST.2012.4.1-2. Safety of ships in Arctic conditions
  • SST.2012.4.1-3. Large scale naturalistic driving observations for safe and sustainable transport

AREA 7.2.4.2. POLICY SUPPORT

  • SST.2012.4.2-1. Priorities for road safety research in Europe

CHALLENGE 3. COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH INNOVATION

ACTIVITY 7.2.5. STRENGTHENING COMPETITIVENESS

AREA 7.2.5.2 COMPETITIVE SURFACE TRANSPORT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

  • SST.2012.5.2-1. Tools and conditions for attractive, efficient and competitive single wagonload traffic and its interaction with road and intermodal transports shall not exceed
  • SST.2012.5.2-2. Next generation tools for optimised infrastructure asset management
  • SST.2012.5.2-3. Innovative structural and outfitting materials for ships including inland ships
  • SST.2012.5.2-4. Innovation and standardisation in the field of signalling to accelerate a European Train Control System
  • SST.2012.5.2-5. E-guided vessels: the 'autonomous' ship

THE ‘EUROPEAN GREEN CARS INITIATIVE’

AREA 7.2.7.1. DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR ROAD TRANSPORT

  • GC.SST.2012.1-2. Smart infrastructures and innovative services for electric vehicles in the urban grid and road environment
  • GC.SST.2012.1-3. European strategy for rare materials and their possible substitution
  • GC.SST.2012.1-4. Modelling and testing for improved safety of alternatively-powered vehicles
  • GC.SST.2012.1-5. Integration and optimisation of range extenders on Electric Vehicles
  • GC.SST.2012.1-6. Advanced energy simulation and testing for Fully Electric Vehicles (FEV)

AREA 7.2.7.2. RESEARCH FOR HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES FOR MEDIUM AND LONG DISTANCE ROAD TRANSPORT

  • GC.SST.2012.2-1. Extreme low rolling resistance tyres
  • GC.SST.2012.2-2. Complete vehicle energy management

AREA 7.2.7.3. LOGISTICS AND CO-MODALITY

  • GC.SST.2012.3-1. Towards sustainable interconnected logistics - development of standardised and modular solutions for freight transport vehicles, loading units and transhipment equipment
  • GC.SST.2012.3-2. Improve capturing and sharing of transport data in support of innovative freight transport schemes
  • GC.SST.2012.3-3. Platform for continuous intermodal freight transport strategic research and innovation
  • GC.SST.2012.3-4. Green hubs enabling co-modal network design

 

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 114,04 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2011 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Transport (including Aeronautics) (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Sustainable Surface Transport (SST) 2012 - including Green Cars Initiative (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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