Τhe i4Df Western Outreach Event took place in Paris, France, on 30 September to 01 October 2019. The infra4Dfuture event was preceded by a workshop of the H2020 AEROFLEX initiative, which took place in the morning of 30 September. A plenary meeting of both events was hosted in the afternoon of the same day by the Routes de France.
Many high level representatives of the French public and private Transport research and deployment scene attended the plenary meeting and highlighted the French approach as well as the many successful accomplishments created by cooperation. One of the examples mentioned was the Infravation programme, with active French partnership, which is leading to fruitful and promising follow up. The day closed with a joint networking dinner.
The i4Df outreach4North event, the first of a series of four Regional Outreach Events, was successfully held in Jūrmala, Latvia on the 11th of September.
Participants from six Northern European countries along with a European Commission representative and i4Df initiative partners attended the full day event.
The day was kicked off with the welcome words of Jānis Lange from the Latvian State Roads and the opening speech of the Minister of Transport of Latvia Tālis Linkaits.
Four EU Regional Outreach Events are planned in the course of the project, to capture the regional dimension of infrastructure innovation, while gaining feedback from local actors and disseminating the project findings. Events will take place from September to November 2019 and will be hosted by four different Consortium members, in four different EU regions.
On 21 May 2019, the 2nd i4Df Stakeholder Conference took place at the conference center The Square in Brussels. The event was attended by over 30 high level representatives from public infrastructure authorities, innovation programme owners, industrial lead suppliers and research providers. The participants were consulted on their guidance for structures and principles to be included in the i4Df coordination mechanism.
The 3rd i4Df Governance Board Meeting took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2019, hosted by CERTH/HIT in its premises, with the participation of some 20 representatives of i4Df consortium partners (Governance Board).
The first expert workshop of the EU-funded project "infra4Dfuture" took place on 25 and 26 February 2019 at the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Around 60 experts from 16 countries from the extended European research area developed “Innovation Focus Areas” for the modernisation of the European transport infrastructure.