Highlights of TRA2018’s Interactive Zone

TRA Interactive Zone – a success story Integrated into the exhibition area, the Interactive Zone has been a unique experience for exhibitors and participants with its more than 40 showcases. In addition to the indoor showcases, the outdoor showcases also benefitted from the perfect weather. The various showcases have been presented in a way that […]

TRA2018 hands over the baton to TRA2020

The next edition of the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference, TRA 2020, will take place at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in the capital of Finland, Helsinki, from 26-30th April 2020. With the theme of “Enabling the transformation – transport and mobility (r)evolution for smart, green and integrated society” TRA 2020 will showcase the disruption of transport […]

Nothing but praise for TRA2018 from member organisations

We asked the European co-organising and supporting organisations to give their overall impressions of TRA2018 and here are the replies that we have received: Clara de la Torre, Director of the Transport Directorate of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation According to Clara de la Torre, Director of the Transport Directorate of the […]

TRA2018 had a particular focus on women

Since women are still strongly underrepresented in the mobility sector (around 22% in Europe), measures are being taken at national,  European (eg declaration) and international level (“Women’s Issues in Transportation” as a politically important network in the USA). In the meantime, gender-relevant measures are being taken in many conferences to increase the visibility of female experts, facilitate the exchange […]

Highlights from the TRA2018 conference programme – Day 3 – Decarbonisation

Sessions of day 3 at TRA2018 focused on the challenges and opportunities of decarbonising transport and mobility. Decarbonisation strategies for 2050 and potential pathways of adopting alternative fuels and increased energy efficiency in both personal mobility and freight transport were discussed to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector, which are still […]

Highlights from the TRA2018 conference programme – Day 2 – Digitalisation

Digitalisation of the transport system was at the centre of discussions on Day 2 at TRA2018. Digitalisation is currently transforming the transportation sector; new digital infrastructures are being developed, new players are pushing digital business models and services onto the market, which are affecting the whole sector. Expanding digitalisation will affect all modes of transport, […]

Sponsors delighted with TRA2018, especially the exhibition

We talked to selected sponsors of TRA2018 to ask them about their impressions of the event, and here are the responses we received: ASFINAG “The intensive exchange of content with important innovative players in fields of traffic and infrastructure was gainful and a win-win-situation from the perspective of ASFINAG in the course of this year´s TRA. […]

TRA 2018: Mobility research in Austria definitely heading in the right direction

Transport Research Conference concludes that more cooperation and experience brings trust in new technologies According to international researchers at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2018, which ended Mid of April in Vienna, Austria’s transport research is well on track and internationally competitive. The high number of national initiatives are viewed very positively, as they bring […]

Welcome to TRA2018 from DG Research and Innovation and DG Mobility and Transport

The European Commission is pleased to welcome you to Vienna for the 7th Transport Research Arena (TRA 2018). This is not just another conference on transport: it is an arena which brings together all European stakeholders – policy-makers, researchers, operators and industrialists entrepreneurs – from all areas of transport and transport-related activities. From the first […]

Winners of both TRA Visions 2018 competitions now selected!

Winners of the two TRA VISIONS 2018 competitions have now been selected, following a shortlisting event which took place at the European Commission’s DG Research in Brussels, Belgium on Friday 15th February. Three winners were chosen per mode (road, rail, waterborne and multi-modal) for the Young Researcher competition and one per mode for the Senior Researcher competition. […]

The importance of TRA for DG RTD of the European Commission

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 our biggest challenges. One of the core R&I areas is transport, the backbone of our economy and society. In fact, in the coming years  transport is […]

ACARE sees TRA2018 as unique opportunity to integrate air into entire transport system

The High Level Group on Aviation Research, convened by the European Commission, formulated a new vision for aviation beyond 2020 for the horizon towards 2050. The Advisory Council for Aviation 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 […]

MSCA and ERC grantees encouraged to join TRA 2018

Since 2006, the Transport Research Arena has been a highlight for researchers, policy-makers and industry leaders of the transport and mobility sector. This year, all the  beneficiaries of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are encouraged to get involved to network with over 3,000 high-level representatives, discover the latest transport trends and promote their research results among international […]

First overview of TRA 2018 programme

The scope of TRA 2018 covers all modes of surface transport: road, rail and waterborne, as well as co-modality issues, applied to both passenger and freight, in urban, inter-urban and long distance settings. Airports are integrated for their contribution to the transport systems. The latest achievements of European research and technological developments will be presented and thoroughly discussed by […]

ECTP committed to success of TRA2018

The European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building  Technology Platform (ECTP) is a leading membership organisation promoting and influencing the future of the Built Environment. First founded in 2004, ECTP gathers 160 Member organisations from across the construction sector and other sectors from the whole supply chain of the Built Environment. ECTP is today one […]

The importance of TRA for DG MOVE of the European Commission

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) works in concert with the European Union Member States, European industry, citizens and stakeholders to promote a mobility that is efficient, safe, secure and environmentally friendly and create the conditions for a competitive industry generating growth and jobs. The issues and challenges connected to this require […]

TRA 2018 features at the Mobility Breakfast 2017 in Alpbach

Industry and research at the Mobility Breakfast 2017 For the sixth time, the Mobility Breakfast took place for students during the Alpbach Technology Symposium from 26-28th August 2017. As every year, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology and AustriaTech invited students to this event where they discussed with experts the need for skilled workers in the […]

ERRAC learns from other transport sectors through TRA 2018

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is supported by the European Commission (EC) and several European Technology Platforms (ETPs) – ERRAC is one of them. We spoke with Andy Doherty, ERRAC Chairman and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Network Rail, about the Transport Research Arena 2018 in Vienna.   What does “A Digital Era for Transport” mean to you? A […]

ETRA predicts a revolution in mobility

The European Transport Research Alliance (ETRA) complements existing structures for transport research and innovation provision in Europe by bringing a multi-modal and research-led forum which will contribute to important debates on the future of European transport. In this respect, it is expected to complement the European Technology Platforms, the Advisory Groups and other bodies advising […]

ALICE looks forward to TRA 2018 to boost and support research and innovation

ALICE is the European Technology Platform that has been set up to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe. ALICE was involved in the Transport Research Arena for the first time in 2016. We spoke with Fernando Liesa, the Secretary General of ALICE, about the Transport Research Arena […]

CEDR describes the uniqueness of the TRA

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is supported by the European Commission (EC) and several Technology Platforms  – Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) is one of them. We spoke with the CEDR Secretary-General, Steve Phillips, about the Transport Research Arena 2018 in Vienna.   From your point of view, what makes TRA 2018 unique? […]

Call for Expressions of Interest to host TRA 2020

As you can read on this site about TRA 2018, the Transport Research Arena (TRA) is THE European conference on transport and mobility innovation held every two years. The call for expressions of interest to host TRA2020 has been recently launched. Full details here: http://2018.traconference.eu/about/next-host/

Call for Interest for Interactive Zone at TRA2018

The next Transport Research Arena, THE European research and technology conference for transport and mobility, will take place in Vienna in April 2018. Hosted and organised by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology together with the Austrian Institute for Technology and AustriaTech. Co-organised by the European Commission and supported by CEDR and the […]