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There are many challenges to be addressed, from technical, regulatory, economic, and ethical perspectives. The conference alternated strategic discussions and more technical break-outs, where key issues as, for instance, new business models, open road testing, infrastructure readiness were debated.

Autonomous vehicles on European roads

EUCAD2019 was the occasion for important announcements from the European Commission. First, the release of the new Connected and Automated Transport (CAT) Roadmap from the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA), a collaborative effort where industries, member states, and research players pave the way for the future research priorities in CAT. Second, the official launch of the “Single platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility (CCAM)”, where a group of experts will be invited to support the next steps in the field of testing and pre-deployment activities for CCAM.

During EUCAD2019, Luxembourg played an important role. Participants were able to try at the social event on the first day and around the Berlaymont building the autonomous shuttle Sales Lentz tested in Contern and Pfaffenthal.

Develop a common vision for road transport research

The Annual Conference of the European Technology Platform ERTRAC took place on 4 April. ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, brings together road transport stakeholders to develop a common vision for road transport research in Europe. And in the context of this vision, centered on a safe and sustainable road transport for the mobility of people and goods, serving the society and the economy, the conference was the occasion for the launch of new roadmaps for the prioritisation of future research, in particular with an eye on the next framework programme, Horizon Europe.

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2018: A successful Horizon 2020 year for Luxembourg

10-04-2019

2018 marked the entry into the last work programmes of Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s framework programme for research and innovation. Luxinnovation hosts the National Contact Point services for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg and can look back on a productive year with exceptionally high success rates for Luxembourg applicants for Horizon 2020 funding.
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European Defence Industrial Development Programme

10-04-2019

The European Commission launched Thursday April, 4 the first 16 calls for proposals for the European Defence Industrial Development Programme. Applications are open from April 9 to August 29, 2019 at 5pm (CEST).
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Successful Horizon 2020 proposal writing workshops

09-04-2019

The European framework programme for research, development and innovation, Horizon 2020, offers many funding opportunities for research and innovation projects for the years 2019 and 2020. Luxinnovation recently organised two practical workshops on how to write competitive Horizon 2020 proposals.
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The EU has invested 320.000 euros in innovative Luxembourg start-up

09-04-2019

The Luxembourg start-up LuxAI created QTrobot, a social humanoid robot that can assist in teaching essential skills to autistic children. LuxAI received a €50,000 grant from the European Innovation Council (EIC) and €270,115 from Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available.
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BBI JU 2019 call for proposals launched

09-04-2019

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) 2019 call for proposals was launched on 4 April. The call deadline is 4 September 2019 and the indicative timing for the results December 2019.
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