TRA-Newsletter, Issue 10, February 2018

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TRA-Newsletter, Issue 10, February 2018

TRA Newsletter, Issue 10, February 2018

Austria will be the European centre of future mobility from 16 -19th April at the 7th edition of the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA2018). TRA2018 combines a four-day conference with an industrial exhibition, hands-on research and live demonstrations. Side events, technical tours and TRA Vision 2018 Young and Senior Researcher Awards accompany the comprehensive exciting programme. TRA2018 is an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy. This current TRA Newsletter focuses on the key elements of the TRA2018 programme. So don’t miss out on being there and register today to take part in TRA2018!

Get inspired by futurist and keynote speaker Gerd Leonhard

He will talk about new technologies and the role of humans in the digital world of mobility

Gerd Leonhard, futurist, humanist, author and CEO of “The Futures Agency”, will speak at the TRA 2018 opening session on Monday 16th April. With his speech, he will underline the visionary nature of this edition of TRA. “In order to meet the future transportation needs of urban centres, we need to organise the transport of people and goods more smartly, efficiently and sustainably. Networking, robotisation and artificial intelligence can all contribute significantly“, emphasises Gerd Leonhard.

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Special “EUROPE ON THE MOVE” Round Table will be a key forum for Europe’s transport industry

High level representatives will discuss challenges and opportunities for European industry

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Following the above keynote speech, an industrial Round Table will take place for the first time during the opening session on Monday 16th April and focus on how European industry can help to create a sustainable transport system. “We see the world of transport is changing fundamentally. Europe must seize this opportunity and shape the future of mobility“, said Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Unions.

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Experience European research in the Interactive Zone

A special area has been created within the classic exhibition area and next to the scientific conference

Research results and initiatives can be experienced first-hand as a complement to the classic exhibition and the scientific conference programme. For this purpose, a special area has been created for this edition of TRA 2018 – The Interactive Zone. The Interactive Zone is divided into three sections: the Startup Zone, Networking Zone and Showcases & Demonstration Zone. There will also be two outside areas, which will be used for vehicles and bigger objects. Showcases and demonstrations are categorised into six thematic fields: Automated & Connected Transport, Aviation, Infrastructure & Asset Management, On Track, Multimodal Mobility & Services, Traffic Management & Digital Infrastructure.

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Get an overview of the comprehensive conference programme

Various session forms present a wide range of topics over the four days

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One opening session, four plenary sessions, 12 strategic sessions, 52 scientific / technical sessions with more than 600 oral and poster presentations, 23 invited sessions as oral or poster presentations all make up the scientific conference programme. With the specially-designed conference tool, you can get an overview of this exciting and comprehensive time schedule. With this tool, you can also create your account, book your conference ticket, the gala dinner and the technical tours that you would like to visit.

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Go on your technical tour and visit innovative places in and around Vienna

Various exciting and informative technical tours dealing with different topics are waiting for you

The tours will span a wide range of subjects from research in the mobility sector to smart urban mobility and further topics linked to aviation and tunnel construction. You need to have a valid ticket for TRA2018 and pay an additional fee to attend a technical tour. Technical tours can be booked online via the registration tool but have a limited availability. So don’t hesitate and book now.

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Expand your network and match your company with others at the Marketplace

SME-Instrument Event and ETNA2020/EEN Networking & Brokerage Event

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The European SME Instrument (Business Acceleration Services) event has selected world-class innovation companies for a dedicated matching with new financial and business partners. At TRA2018, you can become a partner with some of this at the pitching or networking sessions. The ETNA2020/EEN Networking and Brokerage event will focus on topics covered by the Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme 2018-2020. Both events will happen in the MARKETPLACE in the main indoor Exhibition Area (Hall A).

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Visit more than 7,000 sqm of exhibition stands

We can already present you an impressive exhibitor list

The TRA2018 exhibitors represent different sectors of transport and mobility: Industry and economy, public authorities, transport infrastructure managers/operators, research institutions/universities, non-governmental organisations and EU projects. Each exhibitor will be waiting for you with a special programme at his stand and look forward to a lively exchange with the TRA2018 delegates. See the impressive list on the TRA website which will be constantly updated.

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We proudly present and welcome our new sponsor partner

Volkswagen Group supports the conference as a silver sponsor

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We are pleased to present Volkswagen Group as a silver sponsor partner of TRA2018. The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. Get a glimpse of all sponsors at the sponsor list on the TRA website.

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High-quality media partners support TRA2018

An Open Access Journal (ETRR) for disseminating research results

Ten high-quality media partners have already agreed to support the TRA2018. The European Transport Research Review (ETRR) is the latest one to join forces with TRA2018 as a media partner. ETRR is a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing original high-quality scholarly research and developments in areas related to transportation science, technologies, policy and practice. A selection of the best articles submitted to TRA2018 will be published in ETRR. The TRA Programme Committee (PC) will recommend the best hundred and authors can publish their papers for a reduced fee in the magazine.

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  • Register to the conference and get your ticket today. See all ticket rates and the special information for ERC/MSCA Beneficiaries.Read more
  • Planning to take part in the gala dinner at the famous Vienna City Hall? Don’t forget to book it as an extra in the registration tool. Read more
  • What to expect at TRA2018? Get informed now by the monthly factsheet until the conference.Read more
  • You haven’t yet booked your exhibition space? Some exhibition spaces are still available. So hurry up if you want to be there! Read more

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Last updated : 14/02/2018