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Horizon 2020 - Transportation

With support from Horizon 2020 you will be able to conduct international research projects in support of EU policies for transportation.

With a successful application of the program, companies will receive:

  • 1-5M EUR for technology and product development

  • IPR - Intellectual Property Rights

  • A network of partners for development

  • Access to new markets

  • Technology and knowledge transfer

The purpose of Horizon 2020 Transportation is to increase European competitiveness and create new jobs.

Below are the upcoming deadlines for Horizon 2020 Transportation. Expect 1-2 months for the proposal writing process.

MG-8.4-2017: Improving accessibility, inclusive mobility and equity: new tools and business models for public transport in prioritised areas

Deadline: February 01, 2017

Proposals should address all the following aspects:

  • Analysis of the characteristics of prioritised areas in terms of spatial, demographic and socio-economic characteristics and identification of the factors that influence mobility and accessibility.

  • Exploring travel behaviour and social habits of the population in a disaggregated way and assessing travel demands in prioritised areas.

  • Addressing mobility needs of vulnerable to exclusion population groups such as: elderly, children, youth, disabled, people in poverty etc.

  • Critical assessment of existing innovative organisational and operational frameworks aimed at delivering new mobility solutions and their impact on inclusive mobility and equity.

  • Identification and/or development of new, efficient, inclusive, affordable and accessible mobility solutions and public transport models.

GV-01-2017: Optimisation of heavy duty vehicles for alternative fuels use

Deadline: February 01, 2017

Proposals should focus on the following specific objectives:

―Optimise and develop new powertrains (engine/after treatment systems) for the use of alternative fuels in HDV.

―Evaluate energy efficiency, costs, performance, environmental benefits and durability of HDV running on alternative fuels. 

GV-04-2017: Next generation electric drivetrains for fully electric vehicles, focusing on high efficiency and low cost

Deadline: February 01, 2017

Proposals should address one or several of the following aspects:

  • Functional system integration of electric machines (e.g. high speed motors) with transmissions, optimisation of energy recovery with the integration of braking systems.

  • Lower cost electric machines through reduced need for rare earth magnets and designs optimised for lower cost manufacturing processes.

  • Integration of power electronics with battery charging functions together with associated control and of wide bandgap semiconductors providing high temperature, high power density, and high frequency capabilities.

  • Modular electric power train components compatible with both full electric and hybrid applications, sub-systems and topologies with enhanced NVH63, reliability, safety and fault tolerance and robustness, fit for mass manufacturing. 

GV-05-2017: Electric vehicle user-centric design for optimised energy efficiency

Deadline: February 01, 2017

Proposals should address all the following aspects:

  • Analysis of all aspects of the user-centric design of vehicles which directly or indirectly impact energy consumption in a significant way (including visibility, thermal comfort, HMI, ergonomics, postural comfort, noise and vibration, etc.).

  • Development of solutions, including the application of novel materials, to improve the thermal insulation of vehicles and hence reduce the energy consumption needs over a wide range of ambient conditions.

  • Integration of advanced systems and components, and their control, considering also preconditioning, in order to optimise occupant comfort and well-being with respect to energy consumption.

  • Reducing the weight and thermal inertia of systems and components (including the windshield and window, seats, dashboard, trim, etc.) in the vehicle in order to improve efficiency without reducing performance.

  • Implementation and testing of the different solutions at the full vehicle level in order to ensure that the safety (including during and after crash) and perception of comfort and well- being remain uncompromised.

GV-06-2017: Physical integration of hybrid and electric vehicle batteries at pack level aiming at increased energy density and efficiency

Deadline: February 01, 2017

Proposals should address all the following aspects:

  • Thermal, electrical and mechanical design of battery systems based on lithium and post lithium cells (if available on the market, excluding electrochemistry work) aiming at highly increased energy density and modularity.

  • Design for manufacturing, recycling and second use. ―Prototyping and mass-production technologies for battery systems.

  • Demonstration of performance, lifetime and safety behaviour including bench testing and demonstration under real life conditions in vehicles. 

GV-07-2017: Multi-level modelling and testing of electric vehicles and their components

Deadline: February 01, 2017

Proposals should address one or several of the following aspects:

  • Investigations on scalable real-time models for e-drive components (e-motor, batteries, inverters, fuel-cell, etc. ) that seamlessly can be used for design, simulation, diagnosis and testing based on existing models and corresponding test and modelling procedures to automatically identify parameters of these models.

  • Development of heterogeneous testing facility for electric traction drive and storage system that enable the functional optimisation, testing and diagnosis of new e-drive concepts at higher frequencies and voltages.

  • Development of systems and methods to assess reliability, energy content and commercial certainty for battery systems at all levels of technology, from cell via packs, vehicles to recycling.

  • Investigation on reliable and automated methods and procedures for parameter identification of physical and/or empiric models of batteries (state of charge and health, lifetime, etc.). Potential for international cooperation in establishing standard procedures should be explored.

  • New tools and methods integrated with control development for improving safety analysis and reducing costs. 

GV-08-2017: Electrified urban commercial vehicles integration with fast charging infrastructure

Deadline: February 01, 2017

Actions should address the development of vehicle drive train concepts and energy storage (battery and super-capacitor) which can deliver the required vehicle performance and are able to operate in a pure electric mode with high energy recovery capacity. This will ensure zero emissions and low noise pollution either on the whole mission or in designated low-emission zones, while permitting in the second case highly efficient, low environmental impact internal combustion engine operation without range restrictions in other areas. 

GV-09-2017: Aerodynamic and flexible trucks

Deadline: February 01, 2017

Proposals should address the following aspects:

  • Map, quantify and predict the type of loads carried on roads in Europe and define potential solutions for configurable trucks.

  • Develop new concepts and technologies for trucks with reduced drag, which are safer, comfortable, configurable and cost effective, and ensure satisfaction of different kinds of customer needs and adaptability to actual type of tasks and circumstances.

  • Provide inputs for revising the standardisation and regulatory framework.

  • Demonstrate potential in real time vehicle boundary configuration for best aerodynamics and energy management adapting to the specific load. 

GV-10-2017: Demonstration (pilots) for integration of electrified L-category vehicles in the urban transport system

Deadline: February 01, 2017

Proposals should focus on the demonstration of the potential market penetration of EL-Vs in different European cities. It should enable EL-V manufacturers to make vehicles more attractive to the general public, support a mind-shift and encourage the uptake of EL-Vs (in particular two/three wheelers and light quadricycles). 

Electric Mobility Europe 2016

Deadline: February 06, 2017

The Electric Mobility Europe Call 2016 wants to promote and advance electric mobility in Europe. Funded projects shall focus on the application and implementation of e-mobility in urban and suburban areas and their expected outcomes are likely to include an:

  • Intensified uptake of e-mobility in urban and suburban areas

  • Improved connectivity between electric vehicles and the existing infrastructure

  • Increased choice for customers or consumers seeking to reduce the environmental impact of their travel.

The EMEurope Call 2016 will support Research & Innovation projects addressing the following 5 key areas of electric mobility:

  1. System integration (transport, urban and sub-urban areas);

  2. Integration of urban freight and city logistics in e-mobility;

  3. Smart Mobility concepts and ICT applications;

  4. Public Transport;

  5. Consumer behaviour and societal trends.

BG-04-2017: Multi-use of the oceans marine space, offshore and near-shore: Enabling technologies

Deadline: February 14, 2017

Proposals should develop combinations of innovative, cost-effective technologies and methods including automation and remote monitoring technologies, flexible structures and facilities in order to test concepts of multi-use platforms leading to pilot demonstration phases. They should test the sustainable operability of co-located maritime activities around coastal or deep sea environments. They should also address health and safety issues associated with multi-use marine platforms.

Ependysis Business Consultants can prepare you in the submission of the investment file, as well as to help you arrange the partners of the project. 

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