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End-user Workshop: “Photonics for Smart Road Transportation”

Event Date: 3/3/2017

PRAXI Network, the technology transfer unit of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, in cooperation with the Hellenic Photonics cluster (HPhos) and the Greek Technology Platform in Photonics (PhotonicsGR), have the honor to organize a workshop under the title: “Photonics for Smart Road Transportation”. The event is organized in the framework of the European Cooperation and Support Action project EuroPho21* and will be held on Friday, 3rd March 2017, at Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, in Athens, Greece.

Road transport links all regions of the EU with each other and with Europe’s principal networks for goods and passenger traffic. It is considered part of the lifeblood of the European economy and single market, delivering goods across Europe fast, efficiently, flexibly and inexpensively. Based on estimations about 44% of goods transported within the EU go by road. People also travel mainly by road, with private cars accounting for 73% of passenger traffic. However, road transport is a vital economic sector in its own right, employing about 5 million people across the EU and generating close to 2% of its GDP. Today, the road transport sector in the EU is facing a number of challenges for efficient and safe operation with a minimum impact on our environment.

Photonics is a multidisciplinary domain mastering light and underpinning technologies with a series of applications in several markets, including transport. It is also one of the six Key Enabling Technologies, which is expected by European Commission to shape tomorrow’s future and drive innovation in a wide range of industries. The aim of this event is to bring closer the photonics community and the transport stakeholders in order to address main problems and challenges that road transportation faces today. The event addresses all key stakeholders required for developing industrial and / or Horizon 2020, and / or national projects in the area of road transportation, among others: highway construction and operation enterprises, key transport technology providers, photonics industrial and scientific representatives, policy makers, etc.

The event includes the following 3 sessions:

  • European and National funding for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
  • The role and the perspectives of construction / operation enterprises
  • Photonics technologies for Smart Road Transportation

View the agenda (pdf)

Register (by 24th February 2017)

For more details please contact:

Vassilios K. Argyroulis
Tel.: +30 210 3608057
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