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FUTRE – FUture prospects on TRansport evolution and innovation challenges for the competitiveness of Europe

FUTRE – FUture prospects on TRansport evolution and innovation challenges for the competitiveness of Europe
Project team:Schippl, Jens (Project leader); Max Reichenbach, Torsten Fleischer
Funding:European Commission
Start date:2012
End date:2014
Project partners:

Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) (project coordinator, Athens, Greece)

TIS.pt – Consultores em Transportes Inovação e Sistemas, S.A. (Lisbon, Portugal)

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Joint Research Centre – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (Seville, Spain)

Research group:Innovation processes and impacts of technology

Project description

Due to the economic crisis and the accelerated globalization, innovation and competitiveness are increasingly gaining importance in the public debate as well as regarding R&D strategies. In the transport sector, this inevitably leads towards a long term perspective concerning innovation and research as decisions of today that are relevant for this field will have significant implications for future performances.

Against this background, the main objective of this project is to assess the influences of future challenges, of demand drivers, and of upcoming innovations on the competitiveness of the European transport sector as a basis for the development of strategic options for transport-related research activities. The project will highlight what future challenges and demand drivers could have a considerable impact on the global demand patterns in the passenger and in the freight sector and how this might affect the competitiveness of related industries and service providers.

The project will:

  • Develop a better understanding of the present competitiveness of the European transport sector as well as an analytical framework that will allow for an assessment of competitiveness in future worlds
  • Provide an assessment of external factors that will influence future demand patterns in the transport sector and relate it to the concept of competitiveness
  • Assess the potential impacts of upcoming innovations and related challenges / barriers on the competitiveness of the European transport sector
  • Identify plausible future challenges to the competitiveness of the EU transport sector based on scenario analyses
  • Develop options for European research strategies related to the transport sector

The main task of ITAS will be a close look at innovations in the transport sector that are expected to become relevant in the time horizon of the year 2030 and beyond. ITAS will also analyze global challenges and demand drivers in the passenger transport sector, taking the co-evolution of supply and demand into explicit focus. Finally, ITAS will frame scenarios to describe possible futures of the European transport sector. Furthermore, ITAS will contribute to concepts and methods for the measurement of innovation and competitiveness.

Project website: www.futre.eu

Publications


2015
Journal Articles
Bernardino, J.; Aggelakakis, A.; Reichenbach, M.; Vieira, J.; Boile, M.; Schippl, J.; Christidis, P.; Papanikolaou, A.; Condeco, A.; Garcia, H.; Krail, M.
Transport demand evolution in Europe - factors of change, scenarios and challenges.
2015. European Journal of Futures Research, 3 (13), 1–13. doi:10.1007/s40309-015-0072-yFull text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Reports/Preprints
Aggelekakis, A.; Bernardino, J.; Boile, M.; Christidis, P.; Condeço, A.; Krail, M.; Papanikolaou, A.; Reichenbach, M.; Schippl, J.
The future of the transport industry. JRC Technical reports. Report EUR 27085 EN.
2015. Luxemburg 
Aggelekakis, A.; Bernardino, J.; Boile, M.; Christidis, P.; Condeço, A.; Krail, M.; Papanikolaou, A.; Reichenbach, M.; Schippl, J.; Vieira, J.
FUture prospects on TRansport evolution and innovation challenges for the competitiveness of Europe. FUTRE Final Publication (7th Framework Programme).
2015 
2014
2013
Reports/Preprints
Condeço, A.; Vieira, J.; Krail, M.; Reichenbach, M.; Schippl, J.
The European innovation systems in transport and the current state of the competitiveness of the EU transport sector. FUTRE Deliverable 2.1 (7th Framework Programme).
2013. FUture prospects on TRansport evolution and innovation challenges for the competitiveness of Europe 
Presentations
Reichenbach, M.; Papanikolaou, A.; Boile, M.; Bernardino, J.; Condeco, A.; Schippl, J.; Krail, M.
Future mobilities in freight transport - linking future mobility with aspects of competitiveness. First lessons learnt from the FP7 project FUTRE.
2013. Global Conference On Mobility Futures, Lancaster, GB, September 4-6, 2013 
Posters
Reichenbach, M.; Schippl, J.
Assessing the future competitiveness of the European transport sector.
2013. Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions, Praha, CZ, March 13-15, 2013 

Contact

Dipl.-Geogr. Jens Schippl
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel.: +49 721 608-23994
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