Opening (25 minutes):
Prof. George A. Giannopoulos & Prof. J.F. Munro, “Innovation Ecosystems and Basins of Attraction: A systemic approach to innovation in the Transport sector”.
Part I: “Innovation infrastructures” (75 mins)
Coordinator: Hau Hagedorn, Associate Director, TREC at Portland State University,
representing standing Committee on Conduct of Research (ABG10).
Part II: Inducing implementation of research results (75 mins)
Coordinator: Patrick C. Casey, CEO, CTC & Associates LLC, representing standing Committee on Tech Transfer (ABG30).
Closing remarks (5 mins)
Innovation Ecosystems: A Systemic Approach to Innovation in the Transport Sector
Georgios Giannopoulos, Academy of AthensShow Abstract View Presentation
John Munro, University of Maryland, College Park
This presentation will be the keynote presentation. It will present a new framework for looking at innovation as an "ecosystem" and will discuss the issues and factors of success based on a number of case studies that have been made across the world. The presentation will also set the scene for the rest of the workshop and explain the aims and objectives of the two breakaway sessions.
Innovation Infrastructures in the European R&I Programme Shift2Rail
Carlo M. Borghini, Shift2RailShow Abstract
The S2R JU activities include a R&I Programme dedicated to different aspects of railway infrastructure, in particular focusing on energy / asset management / stations. During the presentation, the different aspects of the Programme will be presented focusing also on how S2R intends to promote the market uptake of the innovative solutions. In addition, it will be demonstrated how digitalization will contribute to break the barriers between traffic management / infrastructure / vehicles, brining new concepts on how rail will be operated and maintained.
UILabs and CityTech: An Example of Innovative Support Infrastructures
David Leopold, City Tech Collaborative
The ThessIntec innovation City Project of Thessaloniki, Greece
Georgia Aifadopoulou, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Hellenic Institute of Transport
TRIMIS, the European Union Knowledge Hub for Transport Research and Innovation: Catalyzing the Transport Innovation Revolution
Ferenc Pekar, European CommissionShow Abstract
Anastasios Tsakalidis, European Commission
The European Commission’s (EC) Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) outlines the future transport research and innovation (R&I) priorities towards the decarbonisation of the European transport sector through seven roadmaps focusing on crosscutting priority areas. In order to support and monitor the implementation of STRIA, the EC launched the Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS), which is an integrated transport policy-support tool serving as an open-access information and knowledge management system. The presentation will outline the role of TRIMIS in coordinating and catalyzing transport research in the EU.
The Coastal Highway Route E39 Programme in Norway
Kjersti Dunham, Norwegian Public Roads AdministrationView Presentation
Commercialization of Research Results at Northwestern University
Breton Johnson, Northwestern UniversityView Presentation
Toward Big Data Analytics and Applications in Intelligent Railway Systems
YIDONG LI, Beijing Jiaotong UniversityShow Abstract View Presentation
By the end of 2017, the total length of railway operation in China has reached 127,000 km. The mileage of high-speed railway is over 25,000 km, ranking the first in the world. For urban rail transit, there are 34 cities having subway systems in China, and the total length is over 4,500 km in operation. Therefore, efficiency improvement has become one of the main challenges in current railway systems, especially during the construction period. As one of the trend for future transportation system, the intelligent railway system is to integrate effectively modern Computer, Communication and Control (3C) technologies, such as big data, cloud computing, IoT and so on. Many successful applications can be found in high-speed railway, urban rail transit, and heavy-haul railway, including moving block, train-to-train communication, intelligent sensing, automatic train operation, train positioning, headway control, and integration of train control and online rescheduling. These will make future railway systems to be safer and more efficiency.
Inducing implementation of Research Results: The European Union’s DG RTDI Experience
Frank Smit, European CommissionView Presentation