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The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 61 - Sept 2015 

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H2020, FP7 & other Calls shortly expiring
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INN: How can Europe become more innovative
ENE+TRA: Off road trials for e-Highways in England
ITS+TRA: Intelligent Mobility and Freedom from Cars
ENV+ITS+TRA: Google Street View Cars mapping air pollution
ENE+TEC: New technologies could reduce Wind energy costs
TRA: London is the most congested city in Europe
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Welcome to the September 2015 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter received every month by over 2,400 selected professionals in Europe.

The EU-wide celebrations for the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK will be launched at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium) on 16 Sept 2015. The free event will mark the official beginning of the week with speeches from Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, and Michael Kramer MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism.

The following day 17 Sept 2015 marks the 3rd cut-off date to submit proposals to the SME Instrument (Phase 1 and Phase 2). If you can't make it on time, the 4th and last cut-off date for 2015 will be on 25 Nov.

The EC is going to hold Info Days in Brussels where the new Horizon 2020 2016-17 work programmes will be disclosed and described: 
- 02 October - Smart Grids & Storage

We remind you the next H2020 Fast-Track to Innovation deadline is 01 Dec 2015.
During the past cut-off date, 01 Sept 2015, 231 proposals were submitted.
Regarding the first cut-off ever (29 Apr 2015) the projects selected for funding can be read here (PDF).

In the era of autonomous vehicles where many experiences have been carrying out worldwide (from the Google Cars in USA to some trials in Bristol and Milton Keynes in the UK for instance), the biggest problem identified regards the Insurance industry. If one driverless vehicle is involved in a road accident, who is going to be responsible for it? the vehicle owner, the vehicle manufacturer or who else?
"Automobile Insurance in the era of Autonomous Vehicles", an interesting study carried out by KPMG, recently published, provides some answers (PDF).

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Horizon 2020 & other Calls shortly expiring   
European Projects

Recently the EC changed the organisation of pages concerning the calls for proposals, therefore the majority of links reported below don't work.

Once identified the H2020 call(s) of your interest, visit THIS webpage to retrieve the relevant page(s). Sorry for the inconvenience.

The following calls for proposals are close to an end in the next weeks: 
16 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-GARRI-2015-1 call (Developing Governance for the Advancement of Responsible Research and Innovation)
16 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-GERI-2015-1 call (Promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation)
16 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-ISSI-2015-1 call (Integrating Society in Science and Innovation)
16 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-SEAC-2015-1 call (Making Science Education and Careers attractive for Young People)
17 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-SMEINST-1-2015 call - 3rd cut-off date (SME Instrument Phase 1)
17 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-SMEINST-2-2015 call - 3rd cut-off date (SME Instrument Phase 2)
17 Sept 2015 Deadline to submit proposals to the EUROSTARS call - 4th cut-off date
18 Sept 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the EUROGIA2020 Call 04 - 3rd cut-off date 
01 Oct 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the ERC-2015-PoC call (ERC Proof of Concept grant)
01 Oct 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015 call (Co-funding of Regional, National, International Programmes)
01 Oct 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to some LIFE 2015 calls (Environment & Resource Efficiency)
07 Oct 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to some LIFE 2015 calls (Nature & Bio-Diversity, Environmental Governance & Information)
20 Oct 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-WIPRIZE-2015 (EU Prize for Women Innovators)
17 Nov 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the ERC-2016-STG call (ERC STarting Grant)
25 Nov 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-SMEINST-1-2015 call - 4th cut-off date (SME Instrument Phase 1)

25 Nov 2015 - Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020-SMEINST-2-2015 call - 4th cut-off date (SME Instrument Phase 2)
Find out more expiring calls on the EVENTS Section of the EPN Consulting website.
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24 Aug 2015 - H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-02 (deadline 03 Dec 2015). There are 19 topics available regarding Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking

More details on our EVENTS Section.

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INN - How can Europe become more innovative

05 Aug 2015 - What will it take to make Europe more innovative? As the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report  has consistently indicated, increasing the quantity, quality and impact of innovation is one of the biggest challenges facing Europe's economy.
It's a very interesting challenge indeed - while Europe has six of the top 10 innovative economies in the world, on average the region performs poorly when compared to other key benchmark economies such as the United States, Japan and Korea, while countries such as China are fast catching up to Europe's innovation levels in terms of capabilities and output of new commercial ideas.

More information available here.
ENE+TRA - Off Road trials for "Electric Highways" Technology in England later this year
11 Aug 2015 - The trials are the first of their kind and will test how the technology would work safely and effectively on the country's motorways and major A roads, allowing drivers of ultra-low emission vehicles to travel long distances without needing to stop and charge the car's battery.

The trials follow the completion of the feasibility study commissioned by Highways England into 'dynamic wireless power transfer' technologies.

The trials are expected to begin later this year following the completion of an ongoing procurement process. The trials will involve fitting vehicles with wireless technology and testing the equipment, installed underneath the road, to replicate motorway conditions.

More information available here.
ITS+TRA - Intelligent Mobility and Freedom from cars: the Finnish vision
12 Aug 2015 - Finland and especially Helsinki have lately received a fair share of global media attention thanks to ambitious plans for bettering urban life by making car ownership obsolete in the next decade. 

Or "to fill in those gaps in door-to-door mobility which lead us to choose our cars", like Anne Berner, Finland's Minister of Transport and Communications recently summarized the aim.

The number one avenue for making this vision real is revolutionizing the transportation system through welcoming digitalization and new technology. Going high-tech and getting serious with intelligent mobility.
To get on the intelligent mobility bandwagon, the focus within Finland's transportation policy circles seems to be buzzing around two main pillars.

More information available here.
ENV+ITS+TRA - Google Street View Cars are mapping City Air Pollution
13 Aug 2015 - In one month, three Google Street View cars clocked 750 hours of drive time in Denver (USA). The cars weren't just taking pictures of houses and stores. They were fitted with air pollutions sensors, built by environmental monitoring startup Aclima, and they were taking a reading of ambient air pollution every second.
The mobile sensors monitor a host of environmental pollutants: nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, black carbon, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds. The goal is to track the density of these pollutants and how they change during the day, so that city residents have a sense of what they're inhaling and can adapt their habits.

The three cars in Denver gathered 150 million data points to create a spatial and temporal map of air pollution in the city.

More information available here.
ENE+TEC - New Technology could reduce Wind Energy Costs
13 Aug 2015 - Engineers from the University of Sheffield (UK) developed a novel technique to predict when bearings inside wind turbines will fail which could make wind energy cheaper.

The method, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A and developed by Mechanical Engineering research student Wenqu Chen, uses ultrasonic waves to measure the load transmitted through a ball bearing in a wind turbine.

The stress on wind turbine is recorded and then engineers can forecast its remaining service life.

More information available here.
TRA - London is the most congested city in Europe  
25 Aug 2015 - The UK's Capital overtakes Brussels to become the most gridlocked city on the continent.

London has been named the most congested city in Europe, with motorists spending 12 working days a year sitting in traffic.

The capital has gradually climbed up the rankings since 2011 and this year overtook Brussels to clinch the top spot. Inrix, the transport analysts, said that that London drivers spent an average of 14 hours more in traffic in 2014 compared with 2013.

More information available here.
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Next Professional Events happening in Europe
16 Sept 2015 - Marseille (FR) - ENE+ENV+ICT+ITS+TRA - SMART CITIES DAY - From Sensors to Citizen Empowerment
17 Sept 2015 - London (UK) - TRA - UK RAIL INDUSTRY FORUM 2015  
17-18 Sept 2015 - Capri (IT) - TEC+TRA - SAE 2015 - Gasoline Compression Ignition Engine Symposium
17-18 Sept 2015 - Rome (IT) - TRA CITYTECH + BUSTECH 2015 
23-24 Sept 2015 - Salzburg (AT) - ENE - HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT: EUROPE 2015
23-24 Sept 2015 - London (UK) - TRA - GARTNER SUPPLY CHAIN Executive Conference
24-25 Sept 2015 - Beograd (SRB) - INN+TEC - SIE 2015 - 6th International Symposium on Industrial Engineering
28-30 Sept 2015 - Frankfurt (DE) - TRA - 43th EUROPEAN TRANSPORT CONFERENCE 
28-29 Sept 2015 - Berlin (DE) - ITS+TRA - AACT! 2015 - Automotive Apps & Connected Driving Technologies
01 Oct 2015 - Brussels (BE) - ICT+LEG - 3rd Annual EUROPEAN CYBER SECURITY CONFERENCE
01-04 Oct 2015 - Ohrid (MK) - ICT - 7th ICT INNOVATIONS Conference 2015
05-07 Oct 2015 - Bordeaux (FR) - ITS+TRA - ECITL 2015 - 8th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics
07-08 Oct 2015 - Amsterdam (NL) - BIZ+TRA - EUROPEAN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN Conference
07-09 Oct 2015 - Ljubljana (SLO) - ENV+EUP+ITS+TRA - CIVITAS FORUM 2015 
10-18 Oct 2015 - Europe - ICT+INN - CODE WEEK 2015
15-17 Oct 2015 - Donostia/San Sebastian (ES) - TRA - ECLF Conference on CYCLE LOGISTICS FROM EVERY ANGLE

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The Website of the Month: EFTA
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration to the benefit of its four Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).

The Association is responsible for the management of:
- The EFTA Convention, which forms the legal basis of the organisation and governs free trade relations between the EFTA States;
- EFTA's worldwide network of free trade and partnership agreements
- The European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, which enables three of the four EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) to participate in the EU's Internal Market.

EFTA was founded in 1960 on the premise of free trade as a means of achieving growth and prosperity amongst its Member States as well as promoting closer economic cooperation between the Western European countries. Furthermore, the EFTA countries wished to contribute to the expansion of trade globally.

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