The development of transport technology and policy lies at the heart of achieving sustainable urban economies. This project sets out to integrate, co-ordinate and exploit existing Research and Technology Development (RTD) programmes across five regions in Europe.

The key focus will be on the areas of Traffic, Health and the Environment to achieve Intelligent Solutions for Sustaining Urban Economies (THE ISSUE) by fostering transnational co-operation and collaboration between innovative research-driven clusters.

THE ISSUE consortium comprises clusters in the East Midlands Region in the UK, the Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine Regions in France, the Molise Region in Italy and the Mazovia Region in Poland. Each cluster is a 'Triple Helix' partnership between business, academia and local/regional authorities with expertise in innovation for traffic management for regional transport policies and practice and environmental impact planning.

Each region has well defined expertise in the application of space and information technologies from telecommunications, remote sensing and satellite location and timing services in transport related sectors.


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