The RECREATE Project attended the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research (ICTR 2021) co-organised by the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Hellenic Institute of Transport from 1st to 3rd September 2021 at the at the Mediterranean Hotel in Rhodes, Greece.
The Congress has been a major event in the field of transportation research for the past 19 years with participants coming from the research and academic community, as well as the public and private sector. This year theme was 'Future Mobility and Resilient Transport: Transition to innovation'. The rapid development of technology and the need to achieve new energy and environmental goals for climate-neutral transport has transformed the whole transportation sector. Therefore, transport research is critical for achieving innovative solutions that will meet future challenges through synergies among the industry and the public sector.
On 1st September several workshop took place. One of those was organised by the Interreg Europe INNOTRANS project – Enhancing transport innovation capacity of regions – aiming at identifying transport innovation potential in the participating regions and developing guidelines for policy interventions and Actions Plans.
During the workshop, examples of actions and good practices have been presented to show how regions can build a culture of continuous innovation. Based on regions’ strengths and innovation potential, suggestions on how to improve current measures or introduce new ones to support transport innovation public funding schemes as a key element of transport innovation infrastructure have been presented. Within this session, some of the findings generated by the RECREATE project have also been disseminated.
The event, that took place in hybrid mode, was attended by 40 participants in person and 60 online. Key representatives from academia, industry and policy makers from more than 10 European countries were present. Therefore, it was an excellent opportunity for the RECREATE Team to explore future opportunities in transport and discuss policies in the sector.