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    Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

    Resource-efficient transport that respects the environment

    The aim of this societal challenge is to minimise the impact of transport systems on climate and the environment, including noise and air pollution, by improving the efficiency in the use of natural resources, and by reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. Research and innovation will substantially contribute to the development and take up of the necessary solutions for all transport modes, which will drastically reduce transport emissions that are harmful to the environment, lower the dependence on fossil fuels, and hence reduce the impact on biodiversity and preserve natural resources.

    The research and innovation opportunities in transport are organised around 4 calls:

    • Mobility for Growth
    • Green Vehicles
    • Small Business and Fast Track  to Innovation for Transpor

    In addition to the three Calls for proposal, other actions will be implemented by calls for tenders or by other instruments (‘Other actions’). These actions are part of the Transport Challenge envelope and complement the content of the three Calls.

      
    Research and innovation will substantially contribute to the development and take up of the necessary solutions for all transport modes, which will drastically reduce transport's emissions that are harmful to the environment (such as CO2, NOx, and SOx), lower its dependence on fossil fuels, and hence reduce transport impact on biodiversity and preserve natural resources. To this end Europe has set a policy target of achieving a 60 % reduction of CO2 by 2050, halving the use of ‘conventionally-fuelled’ cars in cities and achieving virtually CO2-free city logistics in major urban centres by 2030. Low-carbon fuels in aviation should reach 40 % by 2050, and CO2 emissions from maritime bunker fuels should be reduced by 40 % by 2050.

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    Swiss Participation in Horizon 2020

    The negotiations with the European Union with regard to the association of Switzerland to Horizon 2020 are currently suspended after the recent referendum on immigration.

    Please find information on the latest development on the page 'Swiss Participation in Horizon 2020'.

    Scientific Disciplines

    • Economic Policy
    • Public Health
    • Engineering
    • Industrial Technologies
    • Architecture & Urbanism
    • Sustainable Development

    Industrial Sectors

    • Materials Technology
    • Transport Infrastructure
    • Transport & Shipping Technologies
    • Aerospace Technology
    • Textiles Technology
    • Sound Engineering/Technology
    • Energy Storage and Transport
    • Energy Production, Transmission, Conversion
    • Physical & Exact Sciences
    • Resources of the Sea, Fisheries
    • Societal and Economics Concerns

    Main Target Audience

    • Universities / UAS
    • Research institutes
    • Industry / SMEs
    • End-users

    Key Information

    Duration of the programme: 7 years (2014-2020) under Horizon 2020
    Swiss eligibility: Swiss participation under the status "Industrialised Third Country"
    Topic search: according to your field of research; find your topic in Horizon 2020
    Calls for proposals: one call per year expected; go to the open calls page
    Work Programme: for call descriptions, call deadlines and rules, go to the Work Programme
    H2020 reference documents: for all official documents, go to the Partcipant Portal

    Your Contact

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    Nicole Wyss

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •Transport & Security
    •European Research Infrastructures

    Effingerstrasse 19
    3008 Bern
    Tel.:+41 (0)31 380 60 04

    Currently Open Calls

    Mobility for Growth

    Green Vehicles

    Upcoming Events

    Date City Vacancies
    06 MAY
    2015
    Organiser: Enterprise Europe Network
    12 MAY
    2015
    Organiser: Euresearch Genève
    20 MAY
    2015
    Organiser: Enterprise Europe Network