FIRM 21

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JOIN US AT THE FEHRL INFRASTRUCTURE RESEARCH VIRTUAL MEETING 2021 (FIRM 2021)


The theme will be " Innovative roads for everyone’s mobility”.

Key highlights will include:

•  The presentation of FEHRL's new Strategic European Road and cross-modal Research and Implementation Programme (SERRP) (2021-2024),

•   Key addresses from FEHRL key stakeholders,

•   Several interactive sessions about current R&D&I activities in the field of transport infrastructures.

Tuesday, 7 December 2021 - Day 1

8:30

Registration

9:00

Introduction to FIRM 21

Thierry Goger, Secretary-General, FEHRL

 

9:15

Keynote FEHRL - a new skin to better shape the future

Maria de Lurdes Antunes, President, FEHRL

 

Round Table 1: What’s new for Research?

Moderators: Rini Van Rootselaar, Vice-President, FEHRL

9:45

Rosalinde van de Vlies, Director, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Torsten Klimke, Head of Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

Maria de Lurdes Antunes, President, FEHRL

Kelly RegalPhD/ Associate Administrator for Research, Development, and Technology / Director, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Federal Highway Administration

Miguel Segarra, Head of RDI, Dragados

Stephan Neugebauer, Chairman, ERTRAC

Evangelos Bekiaris, President, ECTRI

Rik Nuyttens, President, ERF

 

This Round Table 1 will focus on Horizon Europe. We will first start with brief presentation of the programme by Mrs van der Vlies(15 min), before we open a lively discussion with the panellists on key elements of the framework programme (Spreading Excellence, EU Mission, CCAM & 2Zero Co-programmed European Partnerships, Open Science, Strengthening international cooperation, European Innovation Council, Green Deal, Topics for the WP 2023-2024).

The discussion will be driven by our area of competency which is research in transport and particularly road infrastructure.

 

11:15

Coffee Break

 

 

Round Table 2: How to better embrace Research results?

Moderators: Marit Brandtsegg, Past-President FEHRL

11:45

Marcel Rommerts, Head of Unit, CINEA

Patrick Mallejacq, Secretary-General, PIARC

Steve Phillips, Secretary-General, CEDR

Luc Rens, Managing Director, EUPAVE

Agnès Jullien, Vice-Présidente International, University Gustave Eiffel

Karen Vancluysen, Secretary-General, POLIS

 

This Round Table 2 will follow-up the on the round table 1, and will focus on the pipeline progression of Research to Innovation. We will focus the debate on key elements: tools available to foster the different steps from research to innovation; needs and interests; procurement; and funding opportunities.

 

12:45

End of day 1

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 - Day 2

08:30

Registration

Round Table 3: Let’s talk about Biodiversity and Transport infrastructure?

Moderator: Agnès Hallosserie, IENE

9:00

Yannick Autret, Coordination team member, BISON

Xavier Le Roux, Programme Coordinator, Biodiversa

Rafal Stanecki, Policy Officer, DG MOVE, European Commission

Karin Zaunberger, Policy Officer, DG ENV, European Commission

Marc Abadie, Chairman of CDC Biodiversité at Caisse des Dépôts & Consignations

Mariana Silva Zuniga, Senior & expert on Biodiversity and Nature Based Solutions, World Back

 

This Round Table 3 will follow-up the on the round table 1, and will focus on the necessary integration of biodiversity and transport infrastructure. We will start the round table by a presentation of the progress results of the BISON project (15 min). We will then focus the debate on key elements: STRIA; critical needs and interests; procurement; business opportunities, and funding opportunities.

 

10:30

Coffee Break

 

Session 4: Overview of Research Activities

Moderator: Xavier Cocu, Research Coordinator Chair, FEHRL

11:00

BD-PAVE – Big data for pavement management and beyond

Dirk Jansen, Head of Section, BAST 

 

11:25

RESIST - Resilient transport infrastructure to extreme events

Margarita Kostovasili, Project Manager, RESIST

 

11:35

CODEC – Connected data for effective collaboration

Carl Van Geem, WP leader, CODEC

 

11:45

RIMA - Digital hubs for inspection and maintenance of infrastructure

Christophe Leroux, Project Coordinator, RIMA

 

11:55

INFRAROB - Maintaining integrity, performance and safety of the road infrastructure through autonomous robotized solutions and modularization

Rade Hajdin, Exploitation Manger, INFRAROB

 

12:05

DIREC - Digital road for evolving connected & automated driving

Hao Ye, Project Coordinator, DIREC

 

12:15

LOW NOISE PAVEMENT  

Judita Gražulytė, Vilnius Tech

    

12:25

MYRIAD-EU - Multi-hazard and systemic framework for enhancing risk-informed management and decision-making in the E.U

Elco Koks, Expert on Infrastructure, MYRIAD-EU

 

This last session 4 will highlight the current research activities performed under the FEHRL umbrella. The session will start by promoting the FEHRL flagship initiative BD-PAVE. The session will also adress the critical issues of resilience, risk and robotics in transport infrastructure.

12:35

 

FIRM 21 Closing remarks

Thierry Goger, Secretary-General, FEHRL

 

12:45

End of the Conference

FIRM 21 -  draft programme available here

This virtual event is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Register here!

For more information, please contact: Angelica Coldibeli (angelica.coldibeli@fehrl.org)