H2020-FTI: Spanish technological centre is looking for non profit organizations or research and technological centers to develop a modular system of cycling infrastructure for municipalities

REQUEST from Spain, reference: RDES20200123001, valid from 31-01-2020 untill 18-02-2020

Research & Development
  • Start date:
    31 januari 2020
  • End date:
    18 februari 2020
  • Summary:
    A Spanish technology centre is looking for nonprofit organisations or research and technological centres to participate in an FTI-H2020 project (RE2CYCLE) in order to develop a pilot project for a sustainable cycling infrastructure for municipalities. Partners sought should have the capacity to: identify safety standards and installation conditions, check design conditions, participate in demonstrative actions and carry out dissemination and communication activities.
  • Description:
    This research & technological center has a high research experience in the plastic sector and analytical capacities in this area. It works closely with companies and institutions directly involved with improving plastic compounds competitiveness. This center also has a wide experience as participant and coordinator of European research and development projects.

    The project RE2CYCLE is an industry-driven proposal which aim is to develop a radically innovative concept of cycling infrastructure for municipalities. RE2CYCLE consists of a modular system made of recycled material which is easily and rapidly assembled into a cycle track, with low maintenance need, low reparation operations, city supply pipelines inside and a long useful life. Furthermore, this is a sustainable and integrable into the European cities´ architecture system and it will allow cost-savings for Municipalities.

    Project core consists of the construction of two pilot sections of the new cycling infrastructure in two different locations, Spain and The Netherlands, where demonstration actions will be implemented by potential clients (municipalities) and end-users.

    The project counts with the following partners already included in the consortium:

    - Industry partner in charge of the manufacturing of the recycled compound, which will be the raw material for the modular tracks.
    - Industry partner in charge of the manufacturing of the modular tracks made of the recycled compound.
    - Partner in charge of the technical assistance related to recycled material and process for the manufacturing of the tracks.
    - Industry partner which is a construction company in charge of the civil works and installation of the modular tracks to construct the cycle track pilot sections.

    The technological center is looking for non profit organizations or research and technological centers with research experience in the field of transport, cycling, urban infrastructure issues. It must be located in a European country, other from Spain and The Netherlands.

    The project will be submitted to Fast Track to Innovation call under Horizon 2020 Programme on 19th of February of 2020 and the deadline for expression of interest is 18th of February.

    The project is expected to start about September of 2020 and will finish by June of 2023.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Research cooperation agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    Non profit organisations or research and technological centres with experience in the field of transport, cycling, urban infrastructure issues is searched to perform the following roles:

    - Support on identification of safety standards and installation conditions in participating countries.
    - Cycle audit to assess and check design conditions.
    - Participation in the demonstrative stage by providing end-users experience in the field and assessment of the suitability of the pilot track, issues analysis as safety, comfort..
    - Carrying out dissemination and communication activities

    Other roles proposed can also be discussed.

    The partner must be located in any European country except Spain and The Netherlands.

    University,R&D Institution

  • Development stage:
    Proposal under development
  • IPR Status:
  • Market keywords:
    Other transportation
    Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems
    Engineering and consulting services related to construction
  • Technology keywords:
    Construction methods and equipment
    Installations related to construction (energy, lighting, …)
    Construction engineering (design, simulation)
    Road Transport
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  • Advantages and Innovations:
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    R&D Institution
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
  • Country of origin:
  • Coordinator Required
  • Deadline:
    19 februari 2020
  • Submission and evaluation scheme: