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)
- Research group:
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
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-y
The future of the transport industry. JRC Technical reports. Report EUR 27085 EN.
FUture prospects on TRansport evolution and innovation challenges for the competitiveness of Europe. FUTRE Final Publication (7th Framework Programme).
Scenario-based assessment of the competitiveness of the European transport sector. FUTRE Deliverable 5.3 (7th Framework Programme).
Long-term future analysis on transport demand market and driver. FUTRE Deliverable 3.2 (7th Framework Programme).
Long-term impacts of the supply side on the competitiveness of the European transport industry. FUTRE Deliverable 4.3 (7th Framework Programme).
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
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
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