TRA-Newsletter, Issue 11, March 2018

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TRA Newsletter, Issue 11, March 2018

Just under a month to go to TRA 2018 in Vienna! Preparation is already well advanced and we can assure you that this will be an impressive and exciting conference! New Mobility, Digitisation, Decarbonisation and Research Strategies are the main themes of TRA 2018 and will feature in a scientific conference programme with a variety of parallel sessions, a huge exhibition area, including experiencing of European research in the Interactive Zone and a marketplace, side events, technical tours and award ceremonies. Transport research will be examined and discussed from the perspective of policy-makers, research and industry. Relevant stakeholders and experts will meet at TRA 2018 – so join the arena – network and discuss with the European transport and mobility community and be there when it comes to developing a common European vision for the future of mobility. Register now!

Register for the conference

Online Registration is possible until 26th March

Registration is required for all TRA 2018 attendees. Conference registration includes access to the scientific programme, the Exhibition and Interactive Zone, Marketplace, lunch and coffee breaks and the conference bag. Gala dinner and Technical Tours can be booked additionally at an extra cost. Online registration at the regular ticket price is possible until 26th March. After then, a conference ticket can be purchased on site at a higher price.

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TRA 2018 puts the spotlight on Startups

Meet Startups in the field of transport and mobility at TRA2018

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TRA 2018 will in particular highlight Startups in a number of ways: Ten experienced Startups will exhibit in the special Startup Zone integrated in the Interactive Zone and talk about their successful business ideas and concepts – benefit from their knowledge! At the stage in the Networking Zone, special pitching and matchmaking events will be put on for you. A Warp Innovation Boost Camp for Founders of the transport sector will take place before TRA and three teams will present their business at TRA 2018. One specific highlight of European activities is the matchmaking event of the European Innovation Council SME Instrument on 16th April.

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Experience European research in the TRA 2018 Interactive Zone

Outdoor showcases and networking programme

Additionally to the Interactive Zone indoors there are two outdoor areas – Outdoor Area A and Outdoor Area B – for vehicles and bigger objects. Highlights include vehicles for road condition monitoring, various Battery Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles including electric vans and trucks, a BMW X2 City Parcours, parking sensors and an intelligent pantograph. The stage and networking area are available for particularly exciting and interactive formats. As a complementary contrast to the intense scientific lecture programme of the conference, a special networking programme will be presented on the stage.

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Get inspired by the TRA VISIONS 2018 award ceremonies at TRA 2018

TRA VISIONS awards innovative transport concepts to both Young and Senior Researchers


TRA VISIONS 2018 invites Young and Senior researchers from all over Europe to submit innovative transport concepts with the prizes being awarded at TRA 2018. The winners of the Young Researcher Competition will take part in a prestigious award ceremony at the end of the Opening Ceremony on Monday 16th April (12-12.30 pm). The winners of the Senior Researcher Competition will receive awards from EC representatives at the beginning of the Gala Dinner on the evening of Tuesday 17th April 2018.

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The importance of TRA for DG RTD of the European Commission

INTERVIEW SERIES “A Digital Era for Transport”

The European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) develops initiatives and supports policies aimed at encouraging excellent research and boosting innovation to create growth and jobs, while addressing Europe’s biggest challenges. We spoke to Clara de la Torre, Director for Transport at DG RTD, about the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) in Vienna.

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ACARE: TRA 2018 is the opportunity to integrate air into entire transport system

INTERVIEW SERIES “A Digital Era for Transport”


Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) plays a central role in following up on this vision, creating and maintaining the aviation Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and providing support and advice. We spoke to Jean-Brice Dumont, ACARE Chair, EVP Engineering, Airbus Commercial Aircraft, about the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) in Vienna.

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We proudly present an impressive list of sponsors and media partners

Even more high-quality media partners and the silver sponsor MAN support TRA2018 now

Some 18 high-quality media partners have already agreed to support TRA 2018. Both international and national media partners will be represented at TRA 2018 and communicate the topics covered at TRA via their channels. Find the impressive list on the TRA website. We also proudly present our new TRA silver sponsor MAN Group. We thank all our supporters and partners for their great cooperation.

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Presenting the host for TRA 2020 in Helsinki, Finland


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In 2020, the Transport Research Arena conference will take place in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. The dedicated team of Finnish stakeholders for transport and mobility research, development and innovation (RDI) welcomes the international community of experts, academics and policy-makers to TRA 2020 at the end of April 2020!

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  • What to expect at TRA 2018. Read more
  • Side Events: Stakeholders of the European transport community organise Side Events at TRA 2018. All conference visitors are invited to attend open events.Read more
  • Register for the ETNA2020/EEN Networking and Brokerage Event in the marketplace up to 21st March! Read more
  • Interactive Symposium on Research & Innovation for Connected and Automated Driving in Europe starts on 19th April 2018 after TRA 2018 Read more
  • Why attend TRA 2018? “Voices of TRA” describe the uniqueness and value of the largest transport research conference in Europe. Read more

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Sponsored by:

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TRA 2018 is planned as a Green Event

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Last updated : 20/03/2018