Call for Proposals - Transport (TPT) 2012 FP7-TPT-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 7.3. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES for the implementation of the TRANSPORT PROGRAMME (TPT). The topics proposed for the 2012 call of the transport horizontal activities are presented accordingly with the major strategic objectives of these horizontal activities. Three domains have been established: 1. Socio-economic research and technology foresight. 2. Integration of transport modes and cross-cutting research. 3. Strengthening the European Research Area, encouraging participation, and fostering
innovation.

Actions

1. SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT

  • TPT.2012.1-2. Transport infrastructure impact on international competitiveness of Europe.
  • TPT.2012.1-3. Prospects for transport evolution: challenges for the competitiveness of the European transport sector in the long term.

2. INTEGRATION OF TRANSPORT MODES AND CROSS-CUTTING RESEARCH

  • TPT.2012.2-2. Reduction of the vulnerability of the European Transport System to extreme weather events and natural disasters.

3. STRENGTHENING OF THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA, ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION AND FOSTERING INNOVATION

  • TPT.2012.3-1. Fostering innovation for trans-national cooperation in European transport research and promoting active participation of stakeholders in European research calls and projects.
  • TPT.2012.3-2. Bringing innovative products and services to the market: analysis of pathways and best conditions for innovation.

European community funding

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

  • 10,00 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-TPT-2012-RTD-1 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Transport (including Aeronautics) (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Transport (TPT) 2012 (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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