04 April 2022
The first round of Hello Mentor has been completed
- International talent
Zero emissions. Zero traffic fatalities. Zero traffic jams. To ensure the Eindhoven region is easily accessible, that traffic doesn’t have a damaging effect on the climate and that people can travel safely. These are the goals of Brainport Eindhoven. Companies, knowledge institutes and public authorities have joined forces to realize these goals. They are working on a large number of innovations regarding zero-emission vehicles and smart mobility solutions as part of the Green & Smart Transport Delta innovation program.
The Green & Smart Transport Delta innovation program is part of the top sector HTSM roadmap and helps realize three goals: zero emissions, zero traffic fatalities and zero traffic jams. By being a frontrunner in the development of sustainable and smart mobility systems, the Brainport region wants to remain a world leader in the automotive sector. This is important, because this sector provides tens of thousands of jobs in the Netherlands and is responsible for an export volume of €20 billion per year.
The Innovation Program follows the two tracks green and smart, which are closely related:
Within the Brainport mobility program, we are developing projects and consortia on three levels:
By connecting the three levels, we can conduct high-quality research and then convert this research into innovations that can be introduced to the market. It is crucial that we operate at an excellent level, because it allows us to remain competitive in an international market.
The program constitutes a long-term roadmap, which includes various projects based on which different consortia, parties and an associated funding strategy are established. Below are three examples of projects submitted under the R&D Mobility Sectors scheme.
The projects amount to a total of € 110.6 million. The outcome of the assessment conducted by R&D Mobility Sectors is expected by the end of October.
As of next year, the most important automotive parties in the region will work together. The first projects have been initiated and applications for funding have been approved. In ten years, we want the region to have an integrated system of electric and autonomous vehicles. This system will allow us to see how we can implement autonomous driving in a practical way. Our approach can easily be copied in other regions, because we have learned our lessons and gained our knowledge at one location. And our goals (zero emissions, zero traffic fatalities, zero traffic jams) have been realized.Read more about the programs