Chairman’s address

Welcome to the Transport Research Arena 2018!

Digitisation, Automatisation and Decarbonisation are major trends that will drastically change the way we live, work and use mobility and transport in the future. Under the heading of “A digital Era for Transport”, the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) to be held on 16-19th April in Vienna, Austria, will explore, discuss and demonstrate these major paradigm shifts specifically directed at important areas of our life, such as transport, mobility, logistics and industrial production.

With a share of 7.7% of the GDP and an average R&D rate of 12%, the transport industry is not only vital to Austria, but is a major driving force for the whole European economy. To address the great challenges of the future mobility system, Austria has been running specific national transport related research programmes for a long time, which are effectively combined with the relevant research and technology programmes of the European Union.

Together with the European Commission, the European Technology Platforms on Transport and Mobility, the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Institute of Technology and AustriaTech are delighted to invite you to the seventh edition of TRA 2018 in Austria.

See you all soon in Vienna!

Ingolf Schädler, Chair of the Management Committee, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology
Ingolf Schädler, Chair of the Management Committee, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology
Christian Chimani, Chair of the Programme Committee, Austrian Institute of Technology
Christian Chimani, Chair of the Programme Committee, Austrian Institute of Technology
Martin Russ, Chair of the Organising Committee, AustriaTech
Martin Russ, Chair of the Organising Committee, AustriaTech

Last updated : 22/12/2016