Austrian Agency for Alternative
Propulsion Systems - Österreichische Plattform zur Förderung von alternativen Antriebssystemen
2.) Advantech Rail Transport Platform
Advantech is dedicated to develop long-lasting dependable Intelligent Rail
Transport Platforms, and offers hardware & software customization services to meet the requirements of station passenger processing, train management, and control systems. Advantech's solutions are designed exclusively for metropolitan rapid transit systems and railways, and they specifically meet the requirements for specialized applications.
Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on Nano Electronics
CATRENE is a four-year programme, starting 1 January 2008, extendable to eight years. This is in line with the changing landscape of the semiconductor industry as well as the present view on technology evolution and the time span over which most of the major applications will develop.
The foundation for the CATRENE programme is the ambition of Europe and European companies to deliver nano-/microelectronics solutions that enable lighthouse projects and respond to the needs of society at large, improving the economic prosperity of Europe and reinforcing the ability of its industry to be at the forefront of the global competition. This allows the creation of new GSM-like lead markets, which are the foundations for European leadership.
4.) ENIAC - European Technology Platform for Nanoelectronics
The ENIAC Joint Undertaking (JU) is a public-private partnership focusing on nanoelectronics that brings together ENIAC Member/Associated States, the European Commission, and AENEAS (an association representing European R&D actors in this field).
It coordinates research activities through competitive calls for proposals to enhance the further integration and miniaturization of devices, and increase their functionalities while delivering new materials, equipment and processes, new architectures, innovative manufacturing processes, disruptive design methodologies, new packaging and ‘systemising’ methods. It will drive and be driven by innovative high-tech applications in communication and computing, transport, health care and wellness, energy and environmental management, security and safety, and entertainment.
5.) EPoSS - The European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration
EPoSS is an industry-driven policy initiative, defining R&D and innovation needs as well as policy requirements related to Smart Systems Integration and integrated Micro- and Nanosystems. EPoSS is contributing to the Lisbon Strategy, aiming at boosting economic growth, creating more and better jobs and ensuring sustainable prosperity in Europe.
6.) era-Net Transport
ERA-NET TRANSPORT (ENT) is a sustainable network of national transport research programmes in Europe. ENT is also a service platform for programme managers, which provides the required framework to initiate and implement trans-national cooperation. It actively provides support and knowledge about contacts, national programmes, suitable cooperation procedures and programming practices for successful transport research. At present 13 EU Member States and associated counties participate in this European initiative and more are about to enter the network.
7.) ERTRAC - European Road Transport Research Advisory Group
European Technology Platform made of public (EU and national) bodies, research centres and enterprises (vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers
8.) EUMAT -European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies
EUMAT has been launched in order to assure optimal involvement of industry and other important stakeholders in the process of establishing of R&D priorities in the area of advanced engineering materials and technologies. EuMaT should improve coherence in existing and forthcoming EU projects, in the field of materials R&D.
EuMaT covers all elements of the life cycle of an industrial product, despite it is a component, a system or a final goods:
· design, development & qualification of advanced material
· advanced production, processing and manufacturing
· material and component testing
· material selection and optimization
· advanced modelling on all scales
· databases and supporting analytical tools
· life cycle considerations, including impacts, decommissioning, reliability, hazards, risks and recyclability
Main objectives of EuMaT
The main goal of EuMaT is to contribute to the best relation and dialogue between industry, R&D actors and institutions aiming at improving the coordination and synergies at national and European level in the field of Materials R&D.
9.) European Biofuels Technology Platform
The European Union is strongly dependent on fossil fuels for its transport needs
and is a net importer of crude oil. At the same time, concerns are increasing about climate change and the potential economic and political impact of peak oil production. To address these issues and reduce its dependency on fossil fuels the EU has adopted measures to encourage the production and use of sustainable biofuels.
10.) European Platform of Transport Science
The European Platform of Transport Sciences (EPTS) is an independent European association of societies and associations working in the field of transport sciences and of other comparable national institutions in Europe who work in that field.
Since its first meeting in 2001 in Vienna the purpose of EPTS is the enhancement of the dialogue between politics, science and economy in the field of European transport.
11.) European Road Safety Charter
The European Road Safety Charter is a European participatory platform made up of enterprises, associations, research institutions and public authorities. These actors undertake to carry out concrete actions and share their good practices in order to resolve the road safety problems that they encounter in their day-to-day environments. The objective of the Charter is to help reduce road fatalities. The Charter has more than 2.000 signatories. Join this community in action!
12.) European Technology Platform WATERBORNE
The European Technology Platform WATERBORNE is a forum where all stakeholders from the waterborne sector (sea & inland) define and share a common Vision and a Strategic Research Agenda, driving the necessary innovation efforts forward.
13.) Maritime Transport Research Database
The Maritime Transport Research Database, developed under the MARPOS project, summarizes data on the maritime transport research projects funded under DG RTD since the 5th Framework Programme. The Database is a powerful tool for maritime transport professionals seeking information on EU funded research projects, their outcomes and the outcomes implementation; and for maritime transport researchers to publicize their work and increase visibility of their research products.
14.) Polish Road and Transport Technology Platform
The Road and Bridge Research Institute is the leading Polish research centre engaged in a broad spectrum of issues related to road infrastructure. With their research work, innovations, analyses and consultations they support development projects, modernization and repairs related to roads and bridges, and help introduce rational road network management systems. They use modern diagnostic methods to check the condition of roads and bridges. The institute also develops and implements modern materials and advanced technologies for road and bridge construction.
15.) Polish Technology Platforms
The objectives of Polish Technology Platforms have been set within two dimensions:
· active participation in the structures of European Technology Platforms,
· active participation in defining and realisation of European Strategic Research Programmes,
· active participation in Framework Programmes of the EU;
· preparation of ambitious national R&D programmes concerning strategic economy sectors which would become a
part of the National Framework Programme,
· integration of key economic and research partners within created strategies,
· mobilisation of essential public and private as well as national and foreign resources,
· optimal use of structural funds regarding the competitiveness of economy in 2007-2013,
· promotion and lobbing of R&D activities profitable for sectors of economy represented by the Platforms.
16.) Zero Emmissions Platform
Founded in 2005, the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP) is a unique coalition of stakeholders united in their support for CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a key technology for combating climate change. ZEP serves as advisor to the European Commission on the research, demonstration and deployment of CCS.
Established in 2003, the objective of the Forum is to promote and monitor the implementation of the recommendations identified by the eSafety Working Group, and to support the development, deployment and use of Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems. The Forum will provide for a platform to encourage and review progress of the actions of all stakeholders, including industry and the Member States, reporting to the Commission. The critical task, in which the eSafety Forum can play a role, is determining the priorities for further research based on analysis of accident causation data and the impact of potential countermeasures. The international co-operation is expected to cover especially Human-Machine Interaction, certification and testing methodology and procedures, harmonisation and standardisation, legal issues, impact and socio-economic benefit analysis and benchmarking/best practise.
18.) ISI - The Integral Satcom Initiative
The Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI) is the European Technology Platform on Satellite Communications, whose membership embraces major part of relevant private and public stakeholders from Satellite Communications (SatCom) and Space sector in Europe.
19.) MIF - European Maritime Industries Forum
Targeting at keeping European maritime interest, building, common positions , enhancing competitiveness, creating jobs.
Supporting the implementation of maritime industry related programmes, in the context of the European Strategy 2020 and the European integrated maritime policy.
20.) Photonics 21
Photonics21 is the European Technology Platform for photonics.
The platform represents photonics research priorities at European level and aims to implement a common photonics strategy for Europe, to establish strategic links and align synergies between industry, science and politics
PIANC is the global organisation providing guidance for
sustainable waterborne transport infrastructure for ports and waterways. PIANC is the forum where professionals around the world join forces to provide expert advice on cost-effective, reliable and sustainable infrastructure to facilitate the growth of waterborne transport. Established in 1885, PIANC continues to be the leading partner for government and private sector in the design, development and maintenance of ports, waterways and coastal areas.