Four key project events scheduled for the next six months!

Only a few days until ECOROADS project final conference - register now!
Register today to the H2020 ECOROADS project's final conference to be held at the Thon Hotel EU on Wednesday 10th May in Brussels, Belgium. The conference aims to disseminate the results of the two-year project's activities. In the presence of European road research stakeholders, the conference will present the results of the joint safety operations, as well as the final guidelines. These will serve as a useful tool for road auditors and tunnel inspectors, as well as infrastructure managers and experts.

The following project events are also planned after the summer so save the date now:
  • The H2020 FOX project's final conference on the morning of Wednesday 25th October 2017 at FEHRL member BASt near Cologne, Germany
  • ERA-NET Plus Infravation programme's annual event on the afternoon of Wednesday 25th October 2017 at FEHRL member BASt near Cologne, Germany
  • First H2020 SENSKIN workshop on "Monitoring Systems for Resilient and Sustainable Bridges" on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at BluePoint Brussels (formerly Diamant Centre), 80 Bd. A. Reyers, 1030 Brussels
More details will be provided on these in the near future.
FIRM17 focused on the Future of the Transport System
From 5-7th April 2017, some 100 transport infrastructure research experts from Europe and beyond met for the 2017 FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting (FIRM17). At this key event, FEHRL's new Strategic European Road and cross-modal Research and Implementation Plan, updated Forever Open Road Resilient roadmap and new Scanning Tour report of Japan and South Korea were launched.

The first day of the meeting entitled " The Future Transport System: A Public-Private Entreprise embracing infrastructure and vehicles across all modes" featured two strategic sessions and the final conférences of the REFINET and USE-iT H2020 projects.Click here to see the photos.

The second day began with an absorbing round table on automated connected vehicles and electrification, then featured sessions on Resilience, Safety and Skills and knowledge transfer. Click here to see the photos.

The third and final day of the conference began a session on the Infravation ERA-NET Plus programme, then followed with sessions on Asset management, Inspection & Maintenance and concluded with a session on Mobility as a service & Active modes. Click here to see the photos.

A more detailed report on this three-day conference can be found here.

Apply now to TRA VISIONS 2018 young and senior researcher competitions!
Young researchers competition

TRA VISIONS 2018 invites young researchers from all over Europe to submit innovative transport concepts to
The deadline for a first short abstract is 30th June 2017. Following this, participants are requested to develop and submit their full idea by 30th October 2017 where they need to provide a report, a short presentation and a project poster accompanied by an optional short video.

Projects may cover design, construction, research or operations of new and innovative Transport  concepts and products. The participants should engage in further research and use their creativity, knowledge and personal effort to produce an innovative concept idea. The top three ideas per transport mode will be selected and the final winners of the competition announced during a prestigious award ceremony at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) Conference 2018 in Vienna, Austria on 16-19th April 2018. The winners will also receive monetary prizes sponsored by the industry.

Senior researcher competition

Are you a transport innovator? Have you carried out highly impactful research funded by the EU? If so then you could be eligible for the TRA VISIONS 2018 Senior researcher Competition. This competition recognises and celebrates leading researchers who were or have recently been contributing to surface transport EU-funded projects (FP7 or H2020). Successful candidates will have to demonstrate excellence and prove impacts in their field of research.
This competition will provide a platform to further disseminate knowledge and results from research projects in surface transport, promoting future synergies and the further development of innovative ideas in line with the strategic objectives of the TRA stakeholders. Participants will be asked to submit a paper by September 2017.   
Visit  the TRA VISIONS 2018 websiteFacebook page or Twitter feed for more information.

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