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Tra Visions 2020 Young Researchers Competition

Tra Visions 2020 Young Researchers Competition

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Applications are now open for the Tra Visions 2020 Young Researchers Competition. The TRA VISIONS 2020 YOUNG RESEARCHER COMPETITION is aimed at University and Technical Institutes young researchers pursuing bachelor degrees also higher. Further, The competition presents an opportunity for young researchers to showcase their work on an international stage at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020 Conference between the 27th and 30th of April 2020 in Helsinki.

Initially, participants will be invited to submit an abstract under one of the following TRA 2020 topics (Call for Ideas) which cover the general areas of:

  • Climate Change, Mitigation and Resilience
  • Digitalisation, Digital Safety and Security
  • Automation and Robotisation
  • Electrification, Energy and Power Alternatives
  • User-focused Mobility services, Servitisation
  • Social Change and Quality of Life
  • and many more


  • Group or individual entries are eligible for all pillars.
  • Participants cannot submit the same abstract/ video under different pillars/transport modes.
  • The deadline for comprehensive project submission is 31/10/2019 at Mid-Night Central European Time (31/10/2019 23:59 CET). Any entries beyond this time will not be accepted, unless an extension is granted.
  • The abstracts must be 220-250 words. It may contain up to 3 diagrams, high-quality images or figures as appropriate. Participants need to submit at least two high-resolution images or diagrams. The minimum resolution should be 1920×1080 pixels at 72 dpi (monitor resolution).
  • Further, All submitted entries will automatically give their permission for their abstract to go public on the project website and on the TRA VISIONS contest book. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that such publication does not breach the copyright of others.
  • All submissions need to include a report based on the Final Project Template (available for download from the TRA VISIONS website), a short presentation also a project poster accompanied by an optional short video (about 1 minute). The submission of a video is mandatory for all shortlisted ideas (top 10 ideas per mode). The shortlisted students will be notified well in advance in order to develop the short videos.
  • Also, all submitted entries need to be in understandable, academic English, of general European interest, also need to ensure a clear understanding of the idea. We will accept video entries in any language; however, foreign language videos must include English subtitles.
  • All abstracts also videos must be the work of young researchers.
  • The maximum allowable number of final submissions is 100 per mode. This limitation works on a first come first serve basis.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 October,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerTRA VISIONS 2020
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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