To build on existing research excellence and strength, KTH has defined five distinct research focus areas: Transport, Energy, Materials, Information and Communication Technology, and Medical and Biomedical Technology. Here, the KTH Transport Platform sets the scene for KTH’s present and future role in society within the transport area. A starting point is that KTH today possesses both broad and in-depth expertise within several key areas of transport research. The problems and challenges confronting future transport are however so complex that no player is able to solve them alone. Therefore, it is necessary to employ a multidisciplinary and a multi-stakeholder approach. On this background the aim is to establish a joint passion and a unique mechanism for holistic transport research, demonstration and innovation together with partners in research community, industry and public bodies. The five thematic research areas within the KTH Transport Platform are: The Holistic Transport System Approach,The Future Transportation Infrastructure,Innovative Vehicle Concepts, Transport in the Information Era and Policy and Institutional Frameworks. The mission of the KTH Transport Platform is to be an effective and efficient vehicle for delivering multidisciplinary research aiming for transport solutions servicing the society of tomorrow. The expected outcome is an increased success in large, complex research applications due to good knowledge about societal and industrial needs with a focus on innovation. To conclude, there is a need for an initiative with passion for joint transport innovation. Here the word “joint” stands for both multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approaches, with all parties involved committed to these.
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