Horizon 2020 launches mobility funding for 2014

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The European Commission has launched the first calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s €80 billion research and innovation programme spanning the next seven years. Funding over the first two years is worth more than €15 billion.
Horizon 2020 is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and address issues that will make a difference in people's lives, including sustainable transport. Three calls have been launched under the theme of ‘smart, green and integrated transport’ worth €540 million.

The call on 'Mobility for Growth' includes urban mobility as a key component. The second call under the theme of 'Green Vehicles' aims to advance electric vehicle technologies. The third call 'Small Business and Fast Track Innovation for Transport' will help small businesses upgrade their innovation research on transport and set them on the fast track to innovation.

The first round of calls marks the launch of CIVITAS 2020, providing a boost to the CIVITAS Initiative. For more information, read the CIVITAS press release.

One of the main objectives of Horizon 2020 in the field of transport is the deployment of innovative traffic management and information systems, advanced traveller services, efficient logistics and construction and maintenance technologies.

For more information, visit the Horizon 2020 website.