The study involved an international evidence review and engagement with a range of stakeholders including: local authorities/cities, academia, data experts, industry and start-ups. The report highlights an array of opportunities in transport, including: facilitating the integration of modes and services to improve end-to-end journeys; better transport and land-use planning; new behaviour insights, better network utilisation and performance, enabling innovations such as Mobility as a Service. However, the study draws attention to the lack of data sharing within the transport sector which is inhibiting progress – the main reasons for this include: fears around breaching privacy, security and competition laws; modal and geographical silos; lack of data standardisation; uncertainty around the value of data and a weak evidence base for the benefits; lack of transport-specific use cases; and data skill shortages. DfT is keen to work with our external stakeholders on resolving these issues.
The event will provide participants with information about the Horizon 2020 funding opportunities for clean energy projects in 2018 – 2020.
Day 1 (Mon, 23 Oct 2017) introduces the overall policy background and the Horizon 2020 work programme and covers funding opportunities for Global Leadership for Renewables, Decarbonisation of Fossil Fuels and Cross-Cutting Issues
Day 2 (Tue, 24 Oct 2017) guides the participants on Smart Cities & Communities and Energy Systems funding opportunities
Day 3 (Wed, 25 Oct 2017) focuses on Smart & Efficient Energy funding opportunities
Two brokerage events will be also organised for participants to network and to search for project partners.