FP7: Enhancing the transfer of Intelligent Transportation System innovations to the market (T-TRANS)
Head of the Project from TSI:
Igor Kabashkin, Dr. hab.sc.ing., Prof.,
The main objective of the project is to provide information on innovation mechanisms for the Intelligent Transport Systems, in order to facilitate the upbringing of related innovative products and services to the market.
The main output of T-TRANS is expected to be a set of recommendations and information to improve the understanding of the ITS innovation processes. This overall objective is divided into two parallel main actions:
- To carry out an in-depth analysis of pre-selected cases in several ITS domains and their innovation chains for their transfer to market;
- Set-up an ITS oriented Innovation Network in Europe through the establishment and enhancement of the operation of three pilot nodes in the Region of Central Macedonia (Greece), Galicia (Spain) and Latvia.
The results from the ITS study cases will be streamlined into best practices for technology commercialization, bringing out a better understanding of their market potential and providing a guideline for their future exploitation. By identifying and analysing new business opportunities from the case studies, T-TRANS consortium will also create a systemic approach for ITS specific Technology Commercialization strategy analysis. The results will be contrasted within the Pilot Nodes, in order to i) assess in the elaboration of a specific support strategy according to regional-national innovation support schemes and structures; ii) assess the feasibility of market uptake in the targeted regions; iii) reinforce the functioning of the Innovation Network through dissemination and liaison activities.
Therefore, the specific objectives of the proposal are:
- Study different applications of ITS in order to detect the features of the innovation chain of the respective ITS domains;
- Analyse the ITS market and evaluate the evolution for the specific applications analyzed during the project;
- Create a systemic approach for Technology Commercialization strategy analysis;
- Give best practices and guidelines for ITS innovation commercialization;
- Create and operate ITS Innovation pilot nodes, gathering key actors of the innovation chain, involving regions of Europe with a weak innovation support chain (pilots selected: north west Spain, central Macedonia, Latvia);
- Strengthen the innovation and cooperation for the ITS domain;