Other initiatives

ERTRAC partner technology platforms

ERRAC was set up in 2001 with the ambitious goal of creating a single European body with both the competence and capability to help revitalise the European rail sector and make it more competitive, by fostering increased innovation and guiding research efforts at European level. Within ERRAC, all major rail stakeholders are gathered. ERRAC comprises of 45 representatives from each of the major European rail research stakeholders: manufacturers, operators, infrastructure managers, the European Commission, EU Member States, academics and users’ groups. ERRAC covers all forms of rail transport: from conventional, high speed and freight applications to urban and regional services.


  • Waterborne

The European Technology Platform WATERBORNE is a forum where all stakeholders from the waterborne sector (sea & inland) define and share a common Vision and a Strategic Research Agenda, driving the necessary innovation efforts forward.



This European Technology Platform (ALICE) is set-up to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation

and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe. 



EPoSS is an industry-driven policy initiative, defining R&D and innovation needs as well as policy requirements related to

Smart Systems Integration and integrated Micro- and Nanosystems. 



SmartCities and Communities

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) brings together cities, industry and citizens to improve  urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions.

This includes applied innovation, better planning, a more participatory approach, higher energy efficiency, better transport solutions, intelligent use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), etc.




The Transport Research & Innovation Portal (TRIP) gives you an overview of research activities at European and national level. Formerly TRIP was known as the Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC). For TRIP both the web site and content have been enhanced. For in-depth information, consult our programme and project profiles. For a wider view, look at our thematic reports and policy brochures. Share your own experience with others, by submitting project information, news or event announcements.