Call for Proposals - Sustainable Surface Transport (SST) 2013 - including Green Cars Initiative FP7-SST-2013-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 2013 (WP 2013). 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. SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH and CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES
  • 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

  • SST.2013.1-1. Railway infrastructure optimisation and
    monitoring for further noise reduction
  • SST.2013.1-2. Towards the zero emission ship.

CHALLENGE 2. SAFE AND SEAMLESS MOBILITY

ACTIVITY 7.2.2 ENCOURAGING MODAL SHIFT AND DECONGESTING TRANSPORT CORRIDORS

  • SST.2013.2-1. Next generation of train control systems in the domain of urban and main line European railway systems.
  • SST.2013.2-2. New concepts for railway infrastructure and operation: adaptable, automated, resilient and high-capacity.

ACTIVITY 7.2.3. ENSURING SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY

  • SST.2013.3-1. Managing integrated multimodal urban transport network.
  • SST.2013.3-2. Implementing innovative and green urban transport solutions in Europe and beyond.

ACTIVITY 7.2.4. IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • SST.2013.4-1. Ships in operation.
  • SST.2013.4-3. Biomechanics and advanced digital human body models and testing for vehicle safety.

CHALLENGE 3. COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH INNOVATION

ACTIVITY 7.2.5. STRENGTHENING COMPETITIVENESS

  • SST.2013.5-1. Technical requirements for the certification of new materials for railway rolling stock
  • SST.2013.5-2. Low cost flexible automation and mechanisation in small to medium shipyards
  • SST.2013.5-3. Innovative, cost-effective construction and maintenance for safer, greener and climate resilient roads

CROSS-CUTTING ACTIVITIES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SUB-THEME PROGRAMME THE ‘EUROPEAN GREEN CARS INITIATIVE’

  • SST.2013.6-1. Strengthening the research and innovation strategies of the transport industries in Europe.
  • SST.2013.6-3. Organisation of Transport Research Awards for the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference

THE ‘EUROPEAN GREEN CARS INITIATIVE’

  • GC.SST.2013-1.Feasibility analysis and technological development of on-road charging for long term electric vehicle range extension.
  • GC.SST.2013-2. Next generation electric motors
  • GC.SST.2013-3. Future light urban electric vehicles
  • GC.SST.2013-5. Configurable and adaptable truck.
  • GC.SST.2013-6. High efficiency energy conversion for future heavy duty transport
  • GC.SST.2013-7. Technical and operational connectivity in intermodal freight transport

HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES FOR IMPLEMENTIG THE TRANSPORT PROGRAMME

  • TPT.2013-1. Technology transfer in the area of Transport
  • TPT.2013-2. Mapping regional capacities in transport research and innovation.
  • TPT.2013-3. Ex-post evaluation of the Transport (including AAT) theme of the FP7 ‘Cooperation’ specific programme.

European community funding

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

  • 110,95 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 November 2012 - 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-2013-RTD-1 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2013 - Transport (including Aeronautics) (Work programme)
  • Call - Sustainable Surface Transport (SST) 2013 (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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