In 2019, the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform received the request of the Gävleborg region to make use of the peer review service on the topic of green transport solutions.
Together with numerous public and private partners, the Gävleborg region were working on a system demonstrator for emission-free heavy logistic solutions (e-highway for freight transport).
The main challenge
The main focus of the peer review was to consolidate collaborative leadership and long-term stakeholder engagement for technology deployment and to better understand the barriers limiting the implementation of complex innovation processes in the field of transport and smart specialisation.
How did the peer review service help?
The host was pleased with the outcome of the peer review. He mentioned that it helped them get started, revealed opportunities, and enabled them to go from policy design to implementation.
You sometimes feel alone with your challenges. The peer review changed that. We realised that there are many people like us in Europe, doing similar things. That is empowering.
The peer review process significantly boosted the project's visibility and momentum, both within the region and on the international stage. It spurred interest from other European regions that are now exploring analogous electric road initiatives, particularly in areas like electrifying heavy transportation.
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