Advisory Board

Advisory Board

An Advisory Board (AB) was set up in ENTRANCE to generate a broad direct connection and clustering activities with European associations and initiatives in the transport and mobility sector. The goal is an active AB of representatives from relevant European transport associations, clusters, regional Enterprise Europe Network offices, Technology Platforms, and large buyers’ groups, networks and platforms. Furthermore, liaisons and collaboration with other EU funded projects are planned, whose activities are directly related and similar to those proposed in ENTRANCE for piggy-back strategies to avoid duplicating efforts and create a synergy for input and positive cascade effects on all initiatives.

The ENTRANCE consortium has invited key experts from the networks identified to join the AB. The role of AB members is to:

  • Advise the ENTRANCE consortium on stakeholder identification and engagements;
  • Advise the ENTRANCE consortium on designing and executing the Open Competitions and brokerage events;
  • Advise the ENTRANCE consortium on designing and executing the training webinars;
  • Assist the ENTRANCE consortium in reaching out stakeholders, projects and initiatives relevant to the project activities;
  • Advice on the status quo from the individual sub-sectors with regard to trends, innovations, market growth and other important news.

The AB provides direct contact with several associations, cluster and organisations that can provide further relevant information on the transport and mobility market that would be relevant to take into consideration in the project execution. The AB will support the outreach activities and promote the use of the ENTRANCE platform among its members and network contacts. It will promote the engagement activities by disseminating information on for example events and training activities. The AB has a consulting role and acts in an advisory capacity for the ENTRANCE consortium.

It will be informed on the relevant and crucial activities that the ENTRANCE project will perform during its lifespan as well as on the results obtained, to gather feedback to be used to drive the project approach. This task will set the collaborative framework of the partnering with other relevant networks and initiatives. Besides from individual contact, a specific online workshop with an EU outreach is foreseen in order to exploit knowledge of the established connections, foster the creation of new networks and improve the ENTRANCE project results.

Meetings will be organised every 6 months. The current AB covers all modes but further partnerships can bring in additional contacts/contents. Have a look in the document, which Advisory Board members already have joined the AB.

In addition to the general advisory roles indicated above, ENTRANCE will also liaise with the members of the AB to identify common interest in specific innovation areas or solution requirements. Since many members of the AB are associations presenting specific sectors in transport, it is particularly useful to collaborate with them to identify which solutions are urgently needed by their sectors, and if there are potential buyers from their members.

The overall approach can be illustrated as the followging figure shows.

Use of the Advisory Board to support identifications of common interests in innovative needs: