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    Launch of the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP)

    March 28th, 2017

    The European Commission has recently launched the European investment Project Portal (EIPP), as part of the Investment Plan for Europe Initiative to mobilize investment, promote economic growth and create more jobs across the EU.

    This online platform offers to gather investment projects in one centralized web portal, building a bridge between promoters and investors.

    Research, development & innovation as well as energy efficiency are among the sectors covered by the platform.

    Thanks to this portal, potential investors have a clear access to the projects information, and can easily find projects according to their own preferences thanks to the advanced search and filtering criteria. At the same time, project promoters can boost the visibility of their EU-based projects by submitting them to a large and diversified network of international investors. You can submit or find new investments projects at EIPP Portal.


    Invitation to become Reviewer for TRA 2018!

    March 28th, 2017

    High expertise in the different areas of transport research is very welcome to review scientific and technical papers being submitted for the Transport Research Arena TRA 2018  – THE European research and technology biennial conference on transport and mobility which will take place in Vienna, Austria on April 16-19, 2018. The event organisers would highly appreciate your support!

    Review of abstracts/papers will be carried out in the following topics:

    1. Environment and Energy Efficiency
    2. Vehicles & Vessels – Design, Development and Production
    3. Advanced Propulsion Systems
    4. Smart Urban Mobility & Logistics
    5. People Mobility – Systems and Services
    6. Freight Transport and Logistics
    7. Transport Infrastructure
    8. Connected and Automated Transport
    9. Digital Technologies for Transport
    10. Safe, Secure and Resilient Transport Systems
    11. Human Dimension in Transport
    12. Socio-Economics, Innovation and Policy

    Two types of reviews will be needed:
    • for scientific papers, which will undergo a scientifically-oriented review process
    • for technical papers, which are reviewed based on the quality of technology, relevance for implementation and case studies.

    A selection of the best scientific papers will be invited for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and made electronically accessible.

    Please express your interest to become reviewer for TRA 2018 by sending an e-mail to Mrs. Veronika Prändl-Zika: Programme@travie2018.at
    After that you will receive an invitation via ConfTool – TRA conference management tool – in which you get further information together with the reviewer guidelines.

    The same e-mail address can be used for any further questions.

    For more information on TRA 2018 please visit: http://www.traconference.eu


    SAVE THE DATE: 17 May cPPP Impact Workshop – Brussels

    March 3rd, 2017

    The yearly Impact Workshop for the three contractual Public-Private Partnerships (cPPPs) organised by the EC will take place on 17 May 2017 in Albert Borschette Congress Center (Brussels). The first draft agenda is available here.

    The results of EU funded research & innovation projects in the field of the Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB cPPP) will be presented on 16  May in a session organised by the ECTP E2B Committee at Bedford Hotel (Brussels).

    This event will be attended by the project coordinators / partners selected for each cPPP.

    Further information will follow.


    €1 billion to boost investment in European transport infrastructure

    February 10th, 2017

    The European Commission is launching a new and innovative way to finance transport infrastructure projects in Europe. The call for proposals will seek to combine €1 billion of grants (Connecting Europe Facility – Transport) with financing from public financial institutions, the private sector or, for the first time, the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe and a top priority for the Juncker Commission.

    This first ever combination of funds will help to achieve the twin objectives of boosting investment to fund innovative, sustainable transport infrastructure upgrades while supporting jobs needed to put that infrastructure in place. The call contributes to the implementation of the Commission’s Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility under the Energy Union, and also supports investments in “sustainable transport” in view of the upcoming road mobility initiatives to be launched later in the year.

    Access the full press release with background and more information here.


    Europe’s energy transition is well underway according to Commission report.

    February 3rd, 2017

    The European Commission published on 1 February its 2nd State of the Energy Union Communication, including a progress report on the achievement of the 2020 Energy Efficiency targets since the publication of the first State of the Energy Union in November 2015.

    The Communication points out that action on the renovation of buildings should be the priority, and identifies access to finance as one of the most pressing challenges.

    The Commission states that “if Member States’ efforts continue, the EU is on track to reach its 2020 energy efficiency targets” and that implementation has to start now.

    At the same time, the Commission is launching a second Energy Union tour, with the aim to push for the swift implementation of the Energy Union at national level. Member States shall present their draft national energy and climate plans by the end of 2017.

    More information:


    SP2017: Call for Proposals is now open until 1st April 2017

    February 2nd, 2017

    The 2017 Sustainable Places international conference at Teesside University  will be the 5th iteration of the smart city and smart building stakeholder collaboration platform proven to further commercial, scientific, and technological advancements across interdisciplinary fields. The SP event series at inception was facilitated to support the 7 technology-clusters defined by the EU according to the construction-related research and innovation value chain from the EeB PPP Roadmap (Design, Technology Building Blocks, Advanced materials and nanotechnology, Construction process, Energy performance monitoring & management, ICT and BIM), which illustrate the diverse innovation approaches and the importance of embracing all aspects of the building and construction sectors.

    The SP2017 Call for Proposals is now open for public submissions until 1st April 2017. Contribution types being accepted are: 90′ or 180′ workshops, presentations, and posters.

    More information about the event and registration here.


    Energy efficiency data hub with H2020 EeB PPP projects available online

    January 26th, 2017

    The energy efficiency data hub is a new online tool developed by the European Agency for SMEs (EASME). With interactive maps, key data and statistics, this application features the energy efficiency projects co-funded under Horizon 2020 programme.

    Several featured projects deal with buildings, such as the following EeB PPP projects: BERTIM, IMPRESS, InDeWag and MORE-CONNECT.

    The application consists in 3 different modules:
    •a dynamic map showing the beneficiaries of the programme;
    •Beneficiaries and project lists;
    •Statistics.

    With this application it is now possible to simply search and filter projects by topic (buildings, heating & cooling, industry…), country, project type, year (start or end date) and budget range. You can do this by clicking on the blue arrow on the left side of the map.

    Besides this, each project has a summary that includes some information about the project, the participants and a link for their website. Statistics and figures are also available by clicking on the graphic icon on top left menu.

    The application will be updated after each call.


    Shift2Rail Open Calls for Proposals 2017. Submit your proposal by 30 March!

    January 12th, 2017

    The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals H2020-S2RJU-2017 is now open.

    Proposals for the Call can be submitted from 10 January until 30 March 2017 (17:00 Brussels time).

    Full details are available through the S2R website or the H2020 portal.

    The mission of the S2R JU is to coordinate and manage the Union research and innovation investments in the European rail sector.

    Its main objective is to implement the S2R Programme, research and innovation activities in the railway sector in Europe, through the collaboration between stakeholders in the entire railway value chain, also outside the traditional rail sector, with particular attention to SMEs, research and technology centres and universities.


    TRA 2018 Conference. Call for Abstracts is open!

    January 10th, 2017

    Digitisation, Automatisation and Decarbonisation are major trends that will drastically change the way we live, work and use mobility and transport in the future. Under the heading of “A digital Era for Transport”, the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) to be held on 16-19 April in Vienna, Austria, will explore, discuss and demonstrate these major paradigm shifts specifically directed at important areas of our life, such as transport, mobility, logistics and industrial production.

    The call for abstracts is open. Submit your contribution by 21 March 2017 at: https://www.conftool.pro/traconference2018/

    Important Dates:
    21 December 2016: Call for abstracts opens
    21 March 2017: Abstracts due
    31 May 2017: Abstracts review decision sent to authors
    15 September 2017: Full paper due
    25 November 2017: Full paper review decision sent to authors
    16-19 April 2018: 7th European Transport Research Arena, Reed Messe Wien, Vienna/Austria


    Publication of NTPs Network Newsletter N° 10

    December 2nd, 2016

    The network of the National Construction Technology Platforms has been active in the last weeks within ECTP strategy, organizing a parallel session at ECTP conference, participating at ECTP Steering Committee meeting, participating through PTEC at REFINET CSA www.refinet.eu on innovation in transport infrastructures, etc.

    These activities, together with some ECTP contributions and with collaborations from four NTPs, are summarized in the Newsletter No.10 available: http://www.ectp.org/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/NTPs_network/NTPs_Newsletter_No10.pdf


    Public consultation on H2020 mid-term assessment

    October 22nd, 2016

    Public consultation on H2020 mid-term assessment

    The public consultation on H2020 mid-term assessment has been launched today.

    We kindly invite you to participate to this consultation. The consultation website can be reached at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/interim_h2020_2016/consultation_en.htm


    ECTP Conference (17-18 November 2016, Brussels). Updated flyer with detailed programme.

    October 20th, 2016

    The 7th ECTP open conference is organised at the Centre for fine arts (23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000  Brussels) on 17-18 November 2016.

    You can download the flyer with detailed programme here.

    The event is dedicated to present and discuss current and anticipated innovation in the built environment field. Plenary sessions with high-level speakers from academia, industry and the European Commission will introduce the global scheme and visions from various stakeholders. Meanwhile, thematic parallel sessions will address diverse specific issues under the five current challenges of the ECTP.

    A hall for booths and posters will exhibit examples of innovation expected from European projects.

    ECTP Members benefit from reduced fees with a code to be asked by email to conference@ectp.org before registering online.

    More information and registration on the Conference website here.


    Join a High Level Group on a potential European Innovation Council

    October 15th, 2016

    The European Commission is inviting Europe’s top innovators to join a High Level Group that will advise on the design of a potential European Innovation Council (EIC).

    The call for applications announcement can be found here . The deadline for applications is 27 October 2016. The High Level Group will have up to 12 members who would start work by the end of 2016.

    Access the news alert here.

    Source news: European Commission – Research & Innovation © European Union, 1995-2016


    EeB-CA2 Matchmaking Event “Energy-efficient Buildings”

    October 10th, 2016

    Innovative stakeholders from across Europe along the whole value chain of energy-efficient buildings and building technologies will get together at the EeB-CA2 matchmaking event on 18 November. From the planning office and research partners of EU projects over manufacturers to municipalities and investors – the EeB-CA2 matchmaking event is your occasion to quickly get in contact and exchange about new ideas for research and innovation projects and business relations.

    How is this matchmaking event organised?
    Register yourself via the event’s website, upload a meaningful profile of your organization, including a cooperation and technology offer or request. Between 1 -14 November you can book in advance bilateral meetings with other registered participants. At the registration desk of the event location you will then receive your individual meeting schedule.

    Further information, registration and an overview of the profiles of all registered participants can be found here: https://www.b2match.eu/eebca2

    Deadline for registration: 14 November 2016

    Bilateral meetings can be booked in advance between November 1-14 2016.

    The event is free of charge. It will be held in parallel to the ECTP Conference – if you would like to participate in this event as well, please register separately via the ECTP Conference website (https://fr.xing-events.com/ECTPConference2016.html).


    ECTP Conference on the Main Challenges of the Built Environment faced by the Construction Sector (17-18 November 2016, Brussels)

    October 1st, 2016

    The 7th ECTP open conference is organised at the Centre for fine arts (23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000  Brussels) on 17-18 November 2016.

    The event will be dedicated to present and discuss current and anticipated innovation in the built environment field. Plenary sessions with high-level speakers from academia, industry and the European Commission will introduce the global scheme and visions from various stakeholders. Meanwhile, thematic parallel sessions will address diverse specific issues under the five current challenges of the ECTP.

    A hall for booths and posters will exhibit examples of innovation expected from European projects.

    ECTP Members benefit from reduced fees with a code to be asked by email to conference@ectp.org before registering online.

    More information and registration on the Conference website here.