Horizon Scanning for Transport Research and Innovation Governance: A European Perspective

TRIMIS, the European Commission’s Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System is an open-access transport policy-support tool developed and managed by the Joint Research Centre to support the implementation of STRIA, the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda. STRIA covers seven priority areas through its dedicated roadmaps on: cooperative, connected and automated transport; transport electrification; vehicle design and manufacturing; low-emission alternative energy for transport; network and traffic management systems; smart mobility and services; and infrastructure. One of the objectives of TRIMIS is to provide a forward-oriented support to transport research and innovation governance by incorporating horizon scanning to its processes. The Joint Research Centre has developed a foresight capacity including horizon scanning. Within the TRIMIS frame, horizon scanning is applied through a structured and systematic collaborative exercise. Horizon scanning contributes to the identification of new and emerging technologies and trends, especially those affecting the transport sector, supports the assessment of current and future research needs, and feeds into the broader European Commission foresight system with transport insights. Besides contributing to an improved transport sector, it also supports a higher-level strategic framework: Better policies through policy integration. This paper provides an overview of the TRIMIS horizon scanning methodology, its role, application, outcomes and identifies areas for further development.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18p

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  • Accession Number: 01763505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-01693
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:03AM