SETRIS

  • Grant Agreement no: 653739
  • Funding Scheme: Coordination Action
  • Starting date: May 1st, 2015
  • Duration: 24 months (12 months extension)
  • Budget: € 2 999 405
  • Partners: UNEW & ECTRI (co-coordinators), IFSTTAR and AIT (as ECTRI Third Parties), DLR & EUROCONTROL (ACARE ETP), ALICE, FRAUNHOFER-IML, CNC-LOGISTICA, DINALOG, IlIM (ALICE ETP), UIC, UITP, UNIFE (ERRAC ETP), FEHRL, AVL, POLIS (ERTRAC ETP) BMT, SEA-EUROPE, TNO (WATERBORNE TP)
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  • SETRIS website
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Strengthening European Transport Research and Innovation Strategies

The SETRIS Project brings together five Transport European Technology Platforms (ETPs) – road, rail, air, water and logistics – and a variety of their membership as partners into one consortium, coordinated by ECTRI (the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes) and Newcastle University. SETRIS aims to deliver a cohesive and coordinated approach to research and innovation strategies for all transport modes in Europe.

The main SETRIS project objectives, methodology and expected project impact are:

  1. Identify synergies between the transport European Technology Platforms’ (ETPs) strategic, research and innovation agendas (SRIAs) as well as between these and relevant national platforms;
  2. Review and update the existing SRIAs for each of the transport ETPs within a multi-modal and integrated transport system framework;
  3. Benchmark past and present research initiatives affecting the achievement of integrated transport SRIAs and market uptake;
  4. Define comprehensive, credible and realistic implementation plans for each SRIA in a coordinated framework of running ETPs;
  5. Support, shape and contribute to future TRA events.

Objectives one to four lead to two integrated agendas highlighting not only innovations or research activities that need to be conducted but also the changes in governance that are required to facilitate these agendas. For the first time, the objectives will be implemented through the involvement of representatives of all relevant transport modes and European Technology Platforms within one single collaborative initiative. The ETPs will develop a framework for long-term cooperation between actors from all transport modes that will support the cohesive and coordinated approaches to research and innovation strategies that will facilitate the delivery of a truly integrated transport system.

The potential impact of SETRIS on the transport sector is extremely significant and the successful outcome of SETRIS is essential for Europe’s transport future. SETRIS will impact by defining comprehensive, credible and realistic implementation plans for joint SRIAs in a coordinated framework of running ETPs. This is a leap forward in cooperation between the ETPs and is fully supported by the ETPs.

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