Policy & Research

Commission launches online tool to assess transport projects

The European Commission has launched an online tool to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy 

The Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System, or TRIMIS, maps and analyses research trends and innovation capacities across Europe’s transport sector. TRIMIS supports transport policymakers and researchers by helping to identify innovations with the greatest promise for the future, and aid policy makers to focus on areas where public intervention can create the highest added value.

Transport research projects are arranged within the seven Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) roadmaps that were adopted in the “Europe on the Move” package in May 2017. These cover a number of areas, namely: cooperative, connected and automated transport; transport electrification; vehicle design and manufacturing; low-emission alternative energy for transport; network and traffic management systems; smart mobility and services; infrastructure.

TRIMIS will monitor the effectiveness of research funded at EU or Member State level by assessing how research projects contribute to a clean, connected and competitive European transport system.

The TRIMIS platform, developed and implemented by the JRC on behalf of Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, is an evolution of the Transport Research & Innovation Portal (TRIP), which it replaces, and incorporates the latter’s database of over 10,000 EU and national transport research projects.

TRIMIS, how it works

TRIMIS is an analytical support tool that provides a complete assessment of technology trends and research and innovation capacities in the European transport system.

It is designed as an open-access information and knowledge management system. In the core of it is a database of transport projects and programmes, as well as transport technologies and innovations. This will help gather and disseminate information on the status of research and innovation and ensure a systematic horizon scanning.

TRIMIS will include modules for mapping and analysis of new and emerging transport technologies, R&I investments and capacities, with the aim to assess their impact on the EU transport system, including current developments and future implications. In this way, it will support the implementation of the STRIA roadmaps, by monitoring progress against a set of relevant key performance indicators and scoreboards for each roadmap.

Finally, TRIMIS will act as a general source of information and data on transport research and innovation, communicating progress and issues to be addressed to policy makers, Member States experts and authorities, research organisations, as well as to the industrial and financial communities.

To find out more about the tool, to sign up to regular transport research and innovation updates or to submit your research project or programme to the TRIMIS database, visit TRIMIS.

Background

Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda Roadmaps

Mobility has a major influence on the daily lives of European citizens and directly employs more than 11 million people in the EU. Yet the sector is undergoing a number of technological, economic and social transformations at an accelerating pace. Harnessing these changes is essential to deliver a Europe that protects, empowers and defends – a political priority for the Juncker Commission.

In May 2017 the Commission adopted a long-term strategy, “Europe on the Move“, to turn these challenges into opportunities and deliver smart, socially fair and competitive mobility by 2025. The EU will drive this transition through targeted legislation and supporting measures, including infrastructure investment, research and innovation. This will ensure that the best clean, connected and automated mobility solutions, transport equipment and vehicles will be developed, offered and manufactured in Europe.

The seven Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) Roadmaps aim for a more integrated and effective transport system across Europe, and to make better use of innovation and new technology in transport.

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Source: European Commission