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European Commission - Framework Programme 7 (FP7)


499,922 Euros


Coventry University Enterprises Ltd (Coordinator)
The University of Belgrade
The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering (FTTE)
Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Delft University of Technology
Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Project Objectives

METRIC will map regional transport innovation capacity and identify the competitive advantage of regions. Based on their strengths, guidelines for the preparation of regional innovation roadmaps (i.e. strategy plans) will be developed. METRIC will also explore the regional innovation potential and make recommendations on how to support weak regions. The project will ultimately contribute to the building of a regional culture of continuous innovation that minimizes innovation risks and maximizes its returns.

Research Impact

Key activity of the METRIC project will be to analyse innovation frameworks and the existing regional strategies for transport research, it will identify the main stakeholders involved in the innovation chain along with their cooperation patterns within the region but also where cooperation is undertaken with other regions.

METRIC - Project LogoMetric will undertake a study of key transport research and innovation activities and their impact on regional competitiveness in order to deliver sets of quantitative and qualitative indicators which can be used to measure regional transport research and innovation performance

It will develop a map of regional advantages in terms of distinct specialisation and areas of excellence, and investigate the regions’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats along with the drivers and barriers to innovation.

METRIC will also build a typology of regional innovation and classify regions supported with a set of developed tools that could be used for adapting success factors of innovation.

METRIC will derive recommendations for enhancing the role of regional transport research and innovation in building awareness, managing the knowledge generated, and supporting innovation on the transport field. The project will ultimately develop innovation road maps based on best practices.

This project is funded by the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme.