Mobility research opportunities in Horizon Europe will focus on the development of low-carbon and competitive transport solutions across all modes.

Europe is world leader in transport design and manufacturing in all transport modes. The transport sector is responsible for 23% of CO2 emissions and remains dependent on oil for 92% of its energy demand. Furthermore, despite significant technological progress over past decades, current and projected GHG emissions from transport are not in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement due to the expected sharp increase in transport demand. Intensified research and innovation activities are therefore needed, across all transport sectors, in order for the EU to reach its policy goals towards a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and to significantly reduce air pollutants.

New technological solutions that will emerge from these efforts will not only contribute to the EU policy goals regarding fighting climate change but will also enhance the global competitiveness of the European transport sector in all modes. These research and innovation activities are listed below.

  • Achieve zero-emission road transport
  • Enhance the competitiveness of rail as a low-carbon mode of transport
  • Make aviation cleaner and more competitive
  • Overcome current shortcomings of the Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Enable low-carbon, smart, clean and competitive waterborne transport
  • Reduce the impact of transport on the environment and human health
  • Develop seamless, smart, safe, accessible and inclusive mobility systems
  • Make automated and connected road transport safe and competitive
  • Develop efficient and innovative transport infrastructure
  • Develop the future transport network and integrated traffic management
  • Enable multimodal freight logistics and passenger mobility services
  • Increase transport safety across all modes
  • Battery development