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INNOTRANS project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, aims to improve and change current measures in public support of transport innovation.
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Issue 4 (2018)

Welcome to the fourth newsletter with the latest news of the INNOTRANS project. 

The fourth newsletter will focus mainly on Good Practices because we believe that the conditions in the European regions may differ, however, the experiences are transferable. They can create a convenient environment for the initiatives and foster good cooperation between transport industry and academia. We wish you a good read and a great start in 2019! 

Solving Future Transport Issues in Coventry


In November local authority representatives from across Europe visited Coventry (UK) to look at the ways in which the city has become a testbed for innovation in transport. The topic of the third INNOTRANS Study Visit and Thematic Workshop was Intelligent Transportation and Smart Mobility.
In a week when Coventry has been in the news with investment in the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Market visitors arrived to discuss the changes needed in their regions to develop and foster innovation in transport in their regions. Read more

OK!Thess – a pre-incubator for future businesses

OK!Thess comprises a successful example of cooperation among public and private actors towards the generation of innovation, the support of the small ‘players’ and the gradual growing of a business oriented mindset, especially focusing on the new generations of the local community in the Region of Central Macedonia. This good practice has been shortlisted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  Learn more
Appy Parking 
Appy Parking is a new technology creating wide area networks to monitor and show parking space usage allowing better use and less congestion. In order to better understand and potentially reduce the problem of congestion and pollution, Coventry City Council took part in a project to develop a new parking system which combines real time vehicle sensors placed in each on street space with an app that drivers can use to identify free parking spaces. Find out more
AppyParking Pro

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for Buzau


To tackle mobility issues systematically, many cities write up a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP). SUMP for Buzau town, which lies in Romania, has become a good practice to be shared with INNOTRANS project partners. 
Get more information 

Dynamic-charged electric bus in Prague

This good practice comprises a combination of dynamic charging, when the vehicle charges on the move from the trolley line, and static charging. The trolley-powered charging is for only 10-15% of the route using the steep climb or descent, the rest of the route is battery-powered. Learn more 

The fourth INNOTRANS Study Visit and Thematic Workshop to be in Romania


The Study Visit will highlight innovation in public transport, one of the key areas of the Regional Operational Program in Romania. This is the expected area of growth which needs innovative schemes urgently.
The exact date of the event will be specified soon.

 

INNOTRANS Study Visit
and Thematic Workshop
in Romania in spring 2019
Lead partner contact details 
Coventry University
Enterprises Ltd.
Tessa Lukehurst 
TLukehurst@cad.coventry.ac.uk
Tel: +44 7557 425799
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