Ricardo-AEA has been awarded a major three-year contract to run the European Commission’s Transport Research and Innovation Portal (TRIP) – a public, online platform that shares up-to-date information on transport research projects and activities across Europe.
Over the next three years, Ricardo-AEA, together with its partners TRT Trasporti e Territorio, the Czech Transport Research Centre (CDV), Fraunhofer ISI, the University of the Aegean and TEPR, will update and verify TRIP’s existing content, adding in new findings from the latest transport research programmes. The work will ensure TRIP continues in its role as Europe’s ‘one-stop shop’ for comprehensive and reliable information on a wide range of resources related to transport research.
Significant amounts of transport research is funded both at the national and EU levels. By collating this information within an easily accessible portal, TRIP provides policymakers and researchers with easy access to the findings from transport research programmes, enabling them to apply the results of research in real-world applications and helping them identify gaps in Europe’s knowledge base, and avoid duplication in future research plans.
In addition to collating results, Ricardo-AEA’s experts will conduct robust analyses and reviews of the findings included within the portal to ensure TRIP provides a high quality information and data. The company will also be responsible for disseminating the latest research findings to the European transport research and policy communities through regular and engaging updates.
Ricardo-AEA practice director for sustainable transport Sujith Kollamthodi said: “TRIP plays an important role in supporting European transport research. By making the latest results easily accessible and disseminating updates to researchers and policy makers, it can support Europe’s progress towards safer, more sustainable, competitive and less congested transport. Our team is very much looking forward to working on this project. We are confident we can make a number of improvements to TRIP that will help make its information portal even more accessible and reach the wider research community.”
The work builds on Ricardo-AEA’s track record of delivering similar knowledge sharing and awareness raising projects such as the European Commission’s Online Resource Efficiency Portal and the United Kingdom’s Sciencewise Expert Resource Centre.
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