Research and innovation strategies for a sustainable and competitive European road transport system
The FOSTER-ROAD project will support the European Technology Platform ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) to create and implement the needed research and innovation strategies for a sustainable and competitive European road transport system.
FOSTER-ROAD will provide the consensus-based plans and roadmaps addressing the key societal, environmental, economic and technological challenges in areas such as road transport safety, urban mobility, long distance freight transport, global competitiveness and all issues related to energy and environment. The FOSTER-ROAD activities include project monitoring, strategic research agendas, business case models and innovation plans, coordination of research on European and national level. They include multi-modal issues as well as comprehensive dissemination activities.
Overall it can be stated that FOSTER-ROAD provides the best opportunity to maintain, strengthen and widen the activities to further develop the multi-stakeholder road transport research area, for the high-quality research of societal and industrial relevance in Europe.
- Duration: March 2013 – December 2016
- Budget: € 1.97 m (€ 1.97 m EU-funded)
- Coordinator: AVL List GmbH
- Partners:CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT, CONCAWE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE, ERTICO, FEHRL, FUNDACION AIC, POLIS, RENAULT, RICARDO, BOSCH, SCANIA, UITP, University of Thessaloniki, VALEO, VOLKSWAGEN, VOLVO TECHNOLOGY
More information: www.ertrac.org
Contact: Umberto Guida
FOSTER ROAD is co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Research and Technological Development Framework Programme, Transport and Mobility Directorate General under Grant Agreement no 605339.