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€40 Million of EC funding to promote infrastructure innovation

European CommissionThe European Commission's' DG MOVE launched a €40 Million call for funding requests for measures to promote innovation and new technologies for transport infrastructure and facilities contributing to decarbonisation or the reduction of external costs in general.


This is the topic of Priority 2 within the overall TEN-T 2012 Annual Programme Call worth €250 Million.

The prospective European aid “studies addressing technologies that reduce external costs, including mitigation and adaption to climate change in the areas of freight and/or passenger transport. These technologies need to demonstrate that they have the highest potential for rapid deployment across the TEN-T network, thereby creating the necessary critical mass”.
Priority will be given to studies that include pilot deployment of the technologies and/or of enabling infrastructure and facilities, i.e. incorporating a real-life trial (rather than a demo). At the end of the trial, as part of the study, an analysis shall be presented which shows how to scale-up the trial to mass application.

Three types of studies are envisaged: (a) Studies without deployment, (b) Studies with regional or local pilot deployment in at least 1 Member State and (c) studies with pilot deployment on a scale of a trajectory/corridor of at least 500 km serving at least 2 Member States.


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