Approximately €4 million.
Coventry University (COVUNI), Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), EUROKLEIS s.r.l (Eurokleis), Interaction Limites ((INTR), Instituto del Embalaje, Transporte y Logistica (ITENE), VTM-Consultores em Engenharia e Planeamento LDA (VTM), Lever development Consultants (LEVER), Smart Continent LT Lab (SC), Techniche Universitaet Ilmenau (TUIL), Signosis sprl. (SIGNOSIS), F.K. Liotopoulos kai sia EE (SBOING), Integral Consulting R&D (INTECO), Citta di Torino (TORINO), 5T SRL (5T), Council of the City of Coventry (CCC), Dimos Kalamarias (KALAMARIA), Fundacion de la Comunitat Valenciana Para la promocion estrategica el desarrollo y la innovacion urbana (INNDEA), MAKIOS S.A. (MAKIOS), Logdrill informatikai es Szolgaltato Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag (Logdrill), Wuppertal Institut fur klima, Umwelt, Energie gmbh (WI), Roma Servizi Per la Mobilita (RSM), Municipality of Alba Iulia (AIM).
SUITS (Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for S-M local authorities) aim is to substantially increase the capacity of Small-Medium local authorities to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive, integrated and accessible transport strategies, policies, technologies, practices, procedures, tools, measures and intelligent transport systems that recognize the end-to-end travel experiences of all users and freight.
SUITS will target 4 key areas:
I) Integrated planning of passenger and freight
II) transformation of transport departments into learning organisations
III) creation of learning assets for small to medium authorities based on a needs analysis
IV) development of decision support tools to aid new market entrants and to further understanding of procurement regulations.
The Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) process is seen as key to the development of sustainable, integrated transport in urban areas, and in wider city master plans. Although used successfully in many large cities to improve quality of life, transportation and the economy, small to medium authorities have fewer resources to address the multitude of transport problems they face: e.g. pollution, congestion at peak and tourist times, poor quality services, lack of intermodal and integrated transport and decaying infrastructures. The SUITS consortium will work to understand, provide and disseminate resources and skills to S-M authorities through the development of toolsets, on-line resources, webinars and workshops across EU.
For more information, please email PI Professor Andree Woodcock for more.
5th SIMBIO-M Conference
This conference is organised every other year, aiming at introducing new technologies, advances and tools in the fields of Biomechanics and Biomedical engineering. As usual our focus is on research and in particular introduction of young researchers into the applications world.
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