The TRA VISIONS 2020 YOUNG RESEARCHER COMPETITION is aimed at University and Technical Institutes young researchers pursuing bachelor degrees and higher. The competition presents an opportunity for young researchers to showcase their work on an international stage at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020 Conference between the 27th and 30th of April 2020 in Helsinki.
Initially, participants will be invited to submit an abstract under one of the following TRA 2020 topics (Call for Ideas) which cover the general areas of:
RA1 Climate Change, Mitigation and Resilience
RA2 Digitalisation, Digital Safety and Security
RA3 Automation and Robotisation
RA4 Electrification, Energy and Power Alternatives
RA5 User-focused Mobility services, Servitisation
RA6 Social Change and Quality of Life
RA7 Technology and Engineering
RA8 Planning, Modelling and System Design
RA9 Policy and Regulation, Market Efficiency, Competitiveness
RA10 Transport Safety and Security
RA11 Investments, Finance and Public-Private Partnerships
RA12 Innovation and Human Capital
The registration period will be open until 30/06/2019, where all the participants are invited to register their ideas and submit a title and a short abstract of their ideas for the Young Researcher Competition. Participants will then have a four-month period (until 31/10/2019) to further develop their proposal into a final project.
The Submission should be a report based on the Final Project Template (available for download from the TRA VISIONS website), a short presentation and a project poster accompanied by an optional short video (mandatory for all shortlisted).
The submission phase will be followed by an Evaluation of Ideas period during which a judging panel will determine which are the top 3 ideas per mode (road, rail, waterborne, airborne and cross-modality).
Both the winning certificates and prizes will be awarded at TRA 2020 (Award Ceremony).
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