The ERA Chair project “Enhancing Research and InnovAtion dimensions of the University of Zilina in intelligent transport systems” (ERAdiate) has the overarching objective to unlock and strengthen the research potential and promote excellence of the University of Zilina (UNIZA) as well as the Zilina convergence region in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).

The main aim is to enhance UNIZA and the Zilina region performance in research, innovation and education, as well as to strengthen UNIZA’s competitiveness within the European Research Area (ERA).

ERAdiate is developing significant ITS topics with international recognition and creates a recognized footprint. The project focuses on societal challenges, political goals, long term strategies, sustainable solutions, technological and societal development to determine future “market demand”.

The relevant fields in research and innovation (R&I) tackled by the project are:

  1. Co-operative ITS
  2. Decarbonisation of Mobility
  3. Urban Mobility / Smart City
  4. Intermodal ITS

The project addresses major challenges such as creating competitive environment, increasing of critical mass of excellent researchers, significant improvement of the UNIZA performance in competitive research funding, implementation of the ERA culture and contribution to growth and jobs based on the SMART specialization strategies.

ERAdiate is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission’s (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It began in July 2014 and will last five years. ERAdiate is coordinated by Prof. Milan Dado (Project Coordinator) and managed by prof. Tatiana Kováčiková (ERA Chair Holder) in close cooperation with two advisory bodies: the Project Board and the Exploitation Panel. The project is implemented by the ERA Chair team.

The project leaflet is available here.