EU Projects

For researchers and stakeholders interested in collaborating with TØI on projects in Horizon Europe, please contact Project Co-ordinator Linda Jacobsen.

TØI has contributed to various EU projects, both as Scientific Coordinator and Beneficiary. Below, please find a list of current and completed projects.

Current projects

Multimodal and Interconnected Hubs for Freight and Passenger Transport Contributing to a Zero Emission 21st Century

Passenger and freight transport must be addressed together so that policies, infrastructure (physical and digital), vehicles and energy sources serve both. These aspects will be tackled in an integrated and coherent way in six urban nodes: From policy definition, to planning and implementation in the cities cooperating in MOVE21. The tested and integrated approach will then be disseminated across Europe.

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TØI Contact: Marianne Stølan Rostoft


Urban Logistics as an on Demand Service

A consortium led by 3 municipalities (pilot cities) committed to zero emissions city logistics (Bremen, Mechelen, Groningen) has joined forces with logistics stakeholders and leading academic institutions to accelerate the deployment of novel, feasible, shared and ZE solutions addressing major upcoming challenges generated by the rising on-demand economy in future urban logistics.

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TØI Contact: Sidsel Ahlmann Jensen

Previous projects

Increasing resilience in Europe

The BuildERS project will develop knowledge and insights that will device recommendations for policies, plans, strategies, and competencies for building partnerships, networks and trust for progressively fortifying the social capital and resilience against future threats, be they natural or man-induced. 

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TØI Contact: Tor-Olav Nævestad


Needs, wants and behaviour of 'Drivers' and automated vehicle users today and into the future

The project DriveToTheFuture aims to prepare “drivers”, travelers and vehicle operators of the future to accept and use connected, cooperative and automated transport modes and the industry of these technologies to understand and meet their needs and wants.

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TØI Contact: Petr Pokorny


Societal Level Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles

The aim of the Levitate project is to prepare a new impact assessment framework to enable policymakers to manage the introduction of connected and automated transport systems, maximise the benefits and utilise the technologies to achieve societal objectives.
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TØI Contact: Knut Veisten


GIS-based infrastructure management system for optimized response to extreme events on terrestrial transport networks.

The project SAFEWAY is expected to significantly improved resilience of transport infrastructures, developing a holistic toolset with transversal application to anticipate and mitigate the effects extreme events at all modes of disaster cycle.

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TØI Contact: Ross O. Phillips


Open access virtual testing protocols for enhanced road user safety

The objective of VIRTUAL is to improve the safety of road users by providing procedures and open access tools to assess the benefit of novel safety systems. The goal is to establish a European based global hub for Open Source Virtual Testing (OpenVT) and to demonstrate its success in traffic safety. Open Source Human Body Models of both men and women will be made available in a format that is scalable to represent different ages and sizes of car occupants, vulnerable road users, and users of public transport.

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TØI Contact: Petr Pokorny


European forum and oBsErvatory for OPEN science in transport 

The project BE OPEN aims to create a common understanding on the practical impact of Open Science and to identify and put in place the mechanisms to make it a reality in transport research. 

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TØI Contact: Anja Fleten Nielsen



Coordinated by TOI

CITYLAB established living labs as a working method in city logistics, and the objective was to develop knowledge and solutions resulting in up-scaling and roll-out of strategies, measures and tools for emission-free city logistics in urban centres by 2030.
TØI Contact: Sissel Ahlman Jensen

Strategies and measures for smarter urban freight solutions 

STRAIGHTSOL was an EU-funded project, comprising seven innovative cutting edge urban freight demonstrations. It ran from September 2011 to August 2014.
TØI Contact: Sidsel Ahlmann Jensen


The main objective of the InDeV project was to contribute to the improvement of Vulnerable Road Users’ (VRU) safety in Europe, by developing an integrated methodology for understanding accident causes for VRUs.
TØI Contact: Torkel Bjørnskau


The primary objective of the SafetyCube project was to develop an innovative road safety Decision Support System (DSS) to enable policy-makers and stakeholders to select and implement the most appropriate strategies, measures and cost-effective approaches to reduce casualties of all road user types and all severities in Europe and worldwide.
TØI Contact: Rune Elvik


SMART-RAIL was one of the lighthouse projects of SHIFT2RAIL and contributed to Innovation Programme 5. The SMART-RAIL project was aligned with the objectives of SHIFT2RAIL, ensuring that the results could be used in further research in this programme. SMART-RAIL was funded under the H2020 Programme of the European Commission.
TØI Contact: Sidsel Ahlmann Jensen


The project SCORE explored, assessed and forecasted how progress in research and development, new innovative technologies and future demand changes in combination with forthcoming geopolitical and geo-economic developments affect the global competitive position of the European transport manufacturing industry.
TØI Contact: Tor Olav Nævestad




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