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Monitoring of rail research projects to improve market impact and implementation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Cristian Ulianov


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The ERRAC Evaluation Working Group (EWG) provides intelligence based on the project evaluations for input into future European Framework Programmes. To date EWG has evaluated over 50 finished projects from the ERRAC database which has details of all Rail-related past and current rail research funded by the European Commission. A methodology has been developed to evaluate the market impact of projects and assess the contribution of evaluated projects to the ERRAC ROADMAPS and Strategic Rail Research Agenda (SRRA) goals. This information provides inputs to EC Project officers during the negotiation phase and during the course of the projects for project review. FOSTER RAIL is also working with on-going European projects to improve their potential market impact. EWG has evaluated successfully finished rail research projects in order to analyse the success/failure factors related to actual market uptake and determine market uptake from an industry perspective in order to determine the return on research investment. Good examples of market uptake are available through the "case studies".

Publication metadata

Author(s): Robinson M, Otteborn D, Ulianov C

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Transport Research Arena, TRA 2014

Year of Conference: 2014

Pages: 8-8

Publisher: IFSTTAR, France