Call for proposals for MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015 H2020-MG-2015_TwoStages Closed!

Objectives

The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.

The “Societal challenges” responds directly to the policy priorities and societal challenges that are identified in the Europe 2020 strategy and that aim to stimulate the critical mass of research and innovation efforts needed to achieve the Union's policy goals.

The specific objective is to fully exploit the potential of Europe's talent pool and to ensure that the benefits of an innovation-led economy are both maximised and widely distributed across the Union in accordance with the principle of excellence.

Funding shall be focused on the following specific objectives:
(a) Health, demographic change and well-being.
(b) Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research. and the bioeconomy.
(c) Secure, clean and efficient energy.
(d) Smart, green and integrated transport.
(e) Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.
(f) Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.
(g) Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.

Actions

Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • MG-1.2-2015: Enhancing resource efficiency of aviation. Aviation has an important impact on the environment and EU citizens due to emissions such as greenhouse gas (CO2), pollutants (NOx), particulate matter (e.g. black carbon), contrails, cirrus cloud and noise, some of them potentially affecting the health of the exposed population. Aircraft manufacturing also makes use of a variety of materials and chemicals. If no actions would be undertaken, the impact of aviation on our environment in Europe would significantly grow due to the expected increase of air transport traffic by 5% every year. While Clean Sky and its potential successor programme address the reduction of the environmental impact of aircraft with a targeted entry into service in 2025, there is a need to work on significant improvements for aircraft that will enter into service after 2025.

 

  • MG-3.6a-2015: Safe and connected automation in road transport. Automated and progressively autonomous driving applications in road transport, actively interacting with their intelligent environment could provide an answer to the EU objective of reconciling growing mobility needs with more efficient transport operations, lower environmental impacts and increased road safety. Automation in road transport should make best use of the evolution of Cooperative ITS and the benefits made available by satellite navigation systems, such as the increased accuracy and robustness. Connectivity and cooperative mobility will be the key driving force for integrating automation into novel mobility concepts enabled by the European Wide Service Platforms (EWSP). Security and safety aspects of these systems are also crucial

 

  • MG-4.3-2015: System modelling and life-cycle cost optimisation for waterborne assets. The European maritime technologies industry is facing fierce global competition on price in its traditional markets which forces it to shift its focus to profitable (existing and new) markets where technical excellence and smart custom-made solutions are the key to market success. In order to develop these niche markets and exploit them successfully, research and innovation efforts are required that introduce new design and production processes with the aim of having minimal total costs over the useful economic life of the product which, for waterborne assets (vessels and maritime structures), is particularly long (20-50 years).

 

  • MG-5.4-2015: Strengthening the knowledge and capacities of local authorities. Many of Europe's urban areas are struggling to address the transport-related challenges they are facing. New technologies and innovative measures are emerging, but they are not taken up at a scale that is necessary to meet the targets of the Transport White Paper. Cities are hesitating to implement innovative solutions because little information is available on their effectiveness and on how to overcome the barriers to successful implementation. Special attention should be paid to issues related to vulnerable groups of citizens and gender issues.

 

  • MG-5.5a-2015: Demonstrating and testing innovative solutions for cleaner and better urban transport and mobility. Today, new international and intermodal repositories and data pipelines are being created, management systems are deployed and new data mining capabilities are being developed to deal with the data flood needed for logistics decision making. Unfortunately, these data uses involve different information systems, different user requirements, different business models and different deployment trajectories. This constitutes an obstacle for the deployment of pan-European logistics solutions. The challenge is to develop architectures and open systems for information sharing and valorisation, connecting key stakeholders with information and expertise enabling exploitation on the basis of trusted business agreements and with the relevant authorities (transport authorities and customs being the most eloquent player, but there are also other authorities in relation to health, safety, etc.). These architectures and systems need to accommodate feedback loops that allow for deviation management and corrective and preventive action (CAPA).

 

  • MG-6.3-2015: Common communication and navigation platforms for pan-European logistics applications. Today, new international and intermodal repositories and data pipelines are being created, management systems are deployed and new data mining capabilities are being developed to deal with the data flood needed for logistics decision making. Unfortunately, these data uses involve different information systems, different user requirements, different business models and different deployment trajectories. This constitutes an obstacle for the deployment of pan-European logistics solutions. The challenge is to develop architectures and open systems for information sharing and valorisation, connecting key stakeholders with information and expertise enabling exploitation on the basis of trusted business agreements and with the relevant authorities (transport authorities and customs being the most eloquent player, but there are also other authorities in relation to health, safety, etc.). These architectures and systems need to accommodate feedback loops that allow for deviation management and corrective and preventive action (CAPA).

 

  • MG-8.4a-2015: Smart governance, network resilience and streamlined delivery of infrastructure innovation. Infrastructure owners and operators need to ensure the best possible return from increasingly limited transport infrastructure investment funds. The main challenge is to overcome the lack of a common framework for governance, management and finance of transport infrastructure projects (including methodologies and modelling) with the aim to enable transparent, risk-based optimisation of investments within and across the modes. This includes issues such as resilience against climate change and other disturbances. Additionally, it is necessary to enhance the industry's practices and capacities in order to raise the productivity, quality and timeliness of infrastructure projects.

European community funding

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

  • 144,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 31 March 2015 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015 (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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