Transport Research Arena 2018
From 16 to 19 April 2018, Europe's largest conference in the field of mobility, transport and traffic, the Transport Research Arena, took place in Vienna. Under the motto "a digital era for transport. solutions for society, economy and environment", more than 3,600 international experts met to discuss developments and the latest research results in the mobility sector.
The Transport Research Arena (TRA) has taken place every two years in a different European country since 2006. The event will be supported by the European Commission, the technology platforms ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council), ERRAC (European Rail Research Advisory Council) and WATERBORNE as well as CEDR (Conference of European Directors of Roads) and ALICE (Alliance for Logistic Innovation through Collaboration).
Thanks to the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, TRA 2018 will be held in Vienna. AustriaTech and the AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology supported the Ministry in organising the conference. The organisation was managed by three committees:
- Management Committee
- Programme Committee
- Organising Committee
AustriaTech was chairing the Organising Committee with Martin Russ as chairman and Katharina Schüller as vice chairperson. In addition, AustriaTech was responsible for Sponsoring & Exhibition with Daniela Kraft and Christine Kosar, as well as Demonstrations with Martin Dirnwöber and Lena Reiser.
The organisers have reached the goal of organising the TRA as a green event. Details about the "green event" can be found here.