2017 STA Annual Conference & Innovation Awards Proceedings

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29 Nov 2017 STA Annual Conference & Innovation Awards Proceedings

Time Programme
09:15 – 10:00 Keynote Opening Speech: Project Cloud – A new way of coordinating R&I – Ms Maria Cristina Marolda, Policy Officer, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
 10:00 – 11:00 Roundtable: Review of recently-released STA Technical Reports and Discussion Papers

Thematic Session 1 – Roundtable: Review of recently-released STA Technical Reports and Discussion Papers – Prof José Manuel Menéndez, Prof José Manuel Vassallo, and Prof Thierry Vanelslander & Prof Athena Roumboutsos

11:30 – 12:00 2017 Annual Innovation Awards

Person of the Year (ex-aequo):

Mr Andreas Rimkus, Member of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany

Prof Vittorio Giavotto, Professor Emeritus, Polytechnic University of Milan

Best Innovation Project:

SMEV: Digital Optimisation of Traffic Conditions for Emergency Vehicles – Award collected by Mr Wolf P. Zeplin, CEO, SMEV International

12:00 – 13:15  Thematic Session 2 – Case studies: Review of R&D initiatives led by the STA community

Sustainability: Environmental Product Declarations for road restraint systems – Mr Patrick Le Pense, Manager, ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products & Ms Claudia Cofano, CRM Group – ArcelorMittal R&D

New infrastructure for new vehicles – Mr César Bartolomé, Director for Innovation, Spanish Institute for Cement and its Applications

Bridge anti-failing load systems: Proposal for a performance qualification procedure – Ms Maira Cortese, Crash & Dynamic Division, GDTech

The National Transport University (NTU): A leading educational and scientific institution in the Ukraine – Prof Nikolay Dmitrichenko, Rector, NTU

A performance-based sustainability assessment tool for road pavements and railway tracks – Davide Lo Presti, Principal Research Fellow, University of Nottingham