3rd ETNAplus Forum – London (UK), 19.10.2015

ETNAplus will host its third forum in London, on the 19th of October 2015. The aim of this event is to provide other NCPs with the latest information relevant to their activities, and allow them to meet important stakeholders.
The forum will be organised the day before and at the same premise (Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Central London) as the Aerodays 2015.

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Training on funding tools for SMEs – London (UK), 20.10.2015

The next ETNAplus training for Transport NCPs will take place in London on the 20th of October, immediately after the Third Forum.

The subject of the training will be the funding tools for SMEs. There is a clear opportunity for innovative companies with high growth potential in Horizon 2020 and NCPs can help them.
NCPs will be trained by SME NCPs, EEN members, EC representatives and evaluators with a view to offering assistance to SMEs that wish to apply for the promising funding tool, especially designed for innovative and extrovert European SMEs. (more…)

Provided by the NCP Academy

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The NCP Academy brings together NCP Coordinators and NCPs for Legal and Financial aspects of Horizon 2020 to develop a new and integrated training concept on H2020 cross-cutting issues.

NCP Academy services include trainings, webinars, and workshops, which are open to any Thematic NCP Networks, including ETNA Plus. Are you an officially appointed Transport NCP in Horizon 2020? Check the list of available trainings and webinars at http://ncpacademy.eu/.

ETNA Plus will reimburse the participation (travel costs and accommodation) of one Transport NCP per Country to the training initiative!!!

Provided by ETNAplus

Trainings for NCP’s and NCP clients will evolve around four main thematic pillars, which will be further extended with detailed areas of training:

  • NCP landscape and structure: running an NCP office
  • Transitional training to HORIZON 2020
  • Comprehensive panorama of European funding opportunities for researchers specialised in Transport
  • Transport research landscape in Europe and in non-European industrialised nations as well as ICPC countries

Aim of the trainings will be to prepare newcoming NCP’s for the H2020 environment and to ease the transition between 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020 for the potential project applicants.
ETNA Plus will reimburse the participation (travel costs and accommodation) of one Transport NCP per Country to the training initiative!!! See the attachments below

Title

Venue

Date

Deadline for registering and link to registration

ETNA Plus training

Tallinn

2nd December, 2015

12th November, 2015

Training on Funding Tools for SMEs

London

20th October, 2015

Shaping the Horizon 2020 Transport challenge

Hague

7th May, 2015

Transport IPR and Standardisation Issues

Rome

31st March, 2015

ETNAPlus reimbursement procedure
ETNAPlus reimbursement procedure

Competition for EU funds set high in the area of Mobility for Growth

INEA has received 309 project proposals by the deadline of two Mobility for Growth sub-calls on 23 April, requesting nearly €2 billion in total EU funding. Projects selected for funding under this call are expected to advance all transport modes towards greener, safer, more competitive and integrated European transport system. The total availablebudget for both calls is €165.5 million. Evaluation of project proposals will start in May. (more…)

“Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains” one day event

Era-net Transport is pleased to invite you to the “Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains” one day event that will be organized in Brussels on 13th of May 2015. It is addressing universities, research organizations, institutes, stakeholder associations, city councils, SMEs, and industry. The event will be an opportunity to learn more about ENT flagship 2015 Call details and to brainstorm about future projects initiating consortia building through the brokerage event that will follow the morning session. (more…)

Electromobility+ Conference | 20 May 2015 | Registration open now!

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) cordially invite you to the Electromobility+ conference. The event is taking place on 20 May 2015 at the premises of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin. (more…)

Fifth Webinar “On SME Instrument”

ETNA Plus Team is happy to invite all Transport stakeholders and NCP’s to its fifth webinar, related to the SME instrument that will take place on the 15th of April 2015, from 10:00 to 12:00 (Brussels time).

This webinar will focus on this financing tool specifically designed for innovative SMEs with high growth potential in Horizon 2020. As a new instrument, it poses opportunities and challenges for NCPs and SME clients. You are welcome to disseminate this invitation to your network, as registration for webinars are not restricted to NCPs but open to all transport stakeholders. (more…)

European Maritime Day 2015 – Matchmaking Event

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European Maritime Day 2015 – Matchmaking Event

28 May 2015, Piraeus, Greece

PRAXI NETWORK & the National Documentation Centre (EKT/NHRF), members of Enterprise Europe Network – Hellas – with the support of the Sector Group “Maritime Industries & Services” of the Enterprise Europe Network – are inviting you to participate in the international networking event held in the framework of European Maritime Day Conference 2015 (EMD) on the 28th of May 2015 in Piraeus, Greece. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their international network, explore new ideas and develop cooperation possibilities by booking in advance face-to-face meetings focusing on their target areas maximizing the outcomes of their experience. (more…)

ENT launches its Flagship 2015 Call “Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains

On 1st April 2015 Era-net Transport (ENT) will launch its second Flagship Call “Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains”. This call responds to the need for transnationally coordinated Research, Innovation and Technology (RTI) towards an overarching view on logistics and supply chain planning and control, which involves all stakeholders (manufacturing, retail, logistic service providers, infrastructure and governments).  For more information see the attachment Pre-announcement ENT Flagship 2015 Call.pdf (more…)

Training ‘Shaping the Horizon 2020 Transport challenge’ – May 7th, The Hague, The Netherlands

ETNAplus is happy to invite you to the second edition of the training ‘Shaping the Horizon 2020 Transport challenge’. The increasingly ‘platformised’ EU Transport research landscape may leave you wonder how Horizon 2020 and its workprogrammes are developed. What is the role and influence of programme committees, ETPs, PPPs JTIs and their stakeholders? By having a better understanding of these processes, you can give a better support to your national research community. You will also be able to organise your community in such way that you are in a better position to help feeding national priorities into the programme. (more…)

BEAWARE event – ‘Collaborative opportunities for aeronautical organisations in H2020 and beyond’, Rome – 30-31 march – 1 april 2015

The BEAWARE event ‘The Innovation chain – collaborative opportunities for aeronautical organisations in Horizon 2020 and beyond’ organized on the 30th -31st March and 1st April 2015 in Rome within the framework of the FP7 project BEAWARE will run jointly with ETNA PLUS training on IPR.

BEAWARE (www.beaware-aero.eu) has set an objective to support potential projects’ coordinators and partners from Eastern European countries while identifying future R&D opportunities in Aeronautics and Air Transport within the frame of Horizon 2020. In general, the project supports the emergence of EU-wide innovation chains by increasing collaboration through workshops, factory tours and brokerage activities in order to build familiarity and trust towards cooperation between industry and academia from Eastern and Western Europe.
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BEWARE AND ETNA PLUS EVENTS

DAY 1 – 30th March 2015

BEWARE Workshop- The Innovation chain – collaborative opportunities for aeronautical organisations in Horizon 2020 and beyond Brokerage event

DAY 2 – 31st March 2015

ETNA PLUS training on Intellectual Property Rights and Standardisation Issues in Transport Research

DAY3 – 1st April 2015

Factory Tours
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ETNAPlus Guidebook on Recommendations for trans-national cooperation within EU transport research

The idea of the Guidebook is to provide input to NCPs and other stakeholders (especially EU13 Member States) when aiming to develop their own efforts through transnational cooperation in Transport R&I when reshaping and developing national Transport Research Strategies.

It can be downloaded below.

Guidebook on Recommendations for trans-national cooperation within EU transport research (PDF)

The Etna Plus “Guide to Transnational Cooperation in Transport Research and Innovation”

As a world leader of research and innovation (R&I), the EU is responsible for almost a quarter of world expenditure on research, while representing only 7% of the population. As part of this research, the EU has identified the need to continually strengthen dialogue between Member States and Associated Countries, as well as international partners, to build a ‘critical mass’ for tackling the evolving societal challenges thrown before it. The field of Transport is no exception, and is integral to the European Research Area (ERA) – aimed at overcoming the fragmentation of research in Europe that prevents European Member States from fulfilling their R&I potential. (more…)

MIRRIS Project first results: Why are some European countries excelling in exploiting EU direct funding for Research and Innovation, while some others leg behind?

And why does the disparity in participation and access to EU direct funds seems to concern notably new Member States – the so-called EU13? Which are the reasons behind this gap? These are the questions leading the research of MIRRIS (Mobilizing Institutional Reforms for Research and Innovation Systems), an EU-funded Support Action aiming at offering an overview of the heterogeneous European panorama in terms of exploitation levels and support mechanisms as related to EU funded programmes/projects, with a focus on the 13 new European Member States. (more…)

GREEN AND SAFE WATERBORNE TRANSPORT & TECHNOLOGY GREEN -WATT – ERA-NET COFUND 2016

1. WHY DO WE NEED AN ERA-NET ON WATERBORNE TRANSPORT AND TECHNOLOGIES?

As waterborne transport systems are increasingly the backbone of the international trade and exchange of goods, the research and innovation activities in that field cannot be tackled at national levels alone. Coordinated actions are required for the maritime industry to strengthen Europe’s position in this important and complex economic field. Concentrated and targeted RDI funding on common research priorities will foster waterborne transport in Europe. In this highly competitive sector networking, transnational collaboration and joint initiatives are the keys to success. Actual challenges in that field are: (more…)

Socio-Economic 2015

MG.9.1-2015. Transport societal drivers
Profile – TTS Italia –Italian ITS Association
Profile – Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship
Profile – Center of Maritime Technologies e.V.
Profile – Integral Consulting R&D
Profile – Integrated Group for Engineering Research
Profile – ALBIREO CULTURA CIENTIFICA
 
MG.9.5-2015. Fostering transnational cooperation in European transport research and innovation – National Contact Point (NCP) network
Profile – TTS Italia –Italian ITS Association

Infrastructure 2015

MG 8.3-2015 Facilitating market take up of innovative transport infrastructure solutions
Profile – TTS Italia –Italian ITS Association
Profile – Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship
Profile –
Center of Maritime Technologies e.V.
Profile –
Integral Consulting R&D
Profile – Integrated Group for Engineering Research
Profile – Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Profile – IPSA Institute LLC
Profile – Department of Production Management and Business Logistics at the University of Klagenfurt
 
MG.8.4-2015. Smart governance, network resilience and streamlined delivery of infrastructure innovation
Profile – TTS Italia –Italian ITS Association
Profile – Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship
Profile –
Center of Maritime Technologies e.V.
Profile –
Integral Consulting R&D

Profile – Integrated Group for Engineering Research
Profile – SO.F.TER. Spa
Profile – Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Profile – IPSA Institute LLC
Profile – Department of Production Management and Business Logistics at the University of Klagenfurt

Urban Mobility 2015

MG.5.4-2015. Strengthening the knowledge and capacities of local authorities

Profile – Integrated Group for Engineering Research
Profile – Helyx Secure Information Systems Ltd
Profile – AEP TICKETING SOLUTIONS
Profile – TNT Express Ltd

 
MG.5.5-2015. Demonstrating and testing innovative solutions for cleaner and better urban transport and mobility

Profile – TTS Italia –Italian ITS Association
Profile –
EMEL – Empresa Municipal de Mobilidade e Estacionamento de Lisboa, E.M. S.A.
Profile – Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship
Profile –
Center of Maritime Technologies e.V.
Profile – LIDER TRADING Sp. z o.o.
Profile – Integral Consulting R&D
Profile – Integrated Group for Engineering Research
Profile – AEP TICKETING SOLUTIONS
Profile – TNT Express Ltd
Profile – SO.F.TER. Spa
Profile – Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Profile – IPSA Institute LLC
Profile – Department of Production Management and Business Logistics at the University of Klagenfurt

Green Vehicles 2015

GV.6-2015. Powertrain control for heavy-duty vehicles with optimised emissions
 
GV.8-2015. Electric vehicles’ enhanced performance and integration into the transport system and the grid
Profile – Angelantoni Test Technologies Srl
Profile: Mellowcabs
Profile – Integrated Group for Engineering Research
Profile – University of Zielona Góra

Profile – Electrotechnical Institute
Profile – TNT Express Ltd
Profile – SO.F.TER. Spa
Profile – Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design

ETNAPLUS TRAINING ON “TRANSPORT IPR AND STANDARDISATION ISSUES, Rome”

ETNAplus is pleased to invite you to its next training on “Transport IPR and Standardisation Issues”, taking place in Roma, the 31st March 2015.

The course is a great opportunity for NCPs to improve their knowledge on two of the hottest topics in H2020. While competition is increasing and impact of project is the most important evaluation criterion in research and innovation proposals, addressing IPR and standardization properly can be a very important success factor.
ETNAplus will host as trainers two of the most senior professionals in their fields, Dr. Eugene Sweeney (Iambic Innovation Ltd/IPR Helpdesk) and Mr. Luc Van den Berghe, (CEN-CENELEC) with many years of real life experience and insight in these topics.
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ETNA Plus Brokerage Event Summary 2015

Within the framework of the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day (2 February 2015, Brussels), the project ETNA Plus organized a networking and brokerage event -jointly supported by ETNA plus and Enterprise Europe Network- focusing on the topics covered by the  Horizon 2020 calls published in December of 2014. The networking and brokerage event took place in the afternoon, following the informational sessions carried out by the European Commission in the morning. (more…)

Martec Call 2015

MARTEC opened a transnational call for collaborative research projects in different areas of maritime technologies (deadline: 29.04.2015). This call is initiated by funding organisations from 7 different European partner countries of the former ERA-NET MARTEC consortium.

More information is available at: https://www.martec-era.net/index.php?index=60 
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The ETNA Plus “Guide to transnational cooperation in Transport research and innovation” is on the way!

As a world leader of research and innovation (R&I), the EU is responsible for almost a quarter of world expenditure on research, while representing only 7% of the population. As part of this research, the EU has identified the need to continually strengthen dialogue between Member States and Associated Countries, as well as international partners, to build a ‘critical mass’ for tackling the evolving societal challenges thrown before it. The field of Transport is no exception, and is integral to the European Research Area (ERA) – aimed at overcoming the fragmentation of research in Europe that prevents European Member States from fulfilling their R&I potential.

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