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AM HORIZON EUROPE TOPICS: zero emissions from transport infrastructure

Smart and efficient ways to construct, maintain and decommission with zero emissions from transport infrastructure

TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D6-02-06  To be opened: 28th April 2022   Deadline: 6th september 2022

More info: Funding & tenders (

Expected OutcomeProject results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes:

  • A holistic approach to lowering transport infrastructure environmental impact, which takes into account the whole life cycle of transport infrastructure; carbon-neutral construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of the infrastructure
  • Implementation of circular economy principles (for example, by fostering new solutions and systems that are easy to maintain, repair, update, adapt and replace and by maximising the re-use/recycle of infrastructure components) to reduce emissions and the environmental impact; 100% reutilisation of construction materials within or across transport modes.
  • Performance-based design models and manufacturing techniques (e.g. additive and subtractive manufacturing) with the objective to substantially reduce materials consumption in construction and maintenance activities.
  • Enhanced modular construction, maintenance and decommissioning interventions able to reduce life cycle cost (LCC) by at least 30%.
  • Optimisation of energy use and increased share of renewable energy for infrastructure management operations as a way leading to achieving energy neutrality
  • Novel governance, public procurement and data utilization models to decrease the emissions and carbon footprint of the whole life cycle of transport infrastructure by 20%

ScopeThe overall objective of the topic is to support the development of sustainable transport infrastructure, addressing its environmental and economic efficiency dimensions.Research should provide knowledge and technical solutions to limit transport emissions, both caused by transport infrastructure and to which transport infrastructure contributes, as the infrastructure related emissions are often unaccounted for. This in due to the long time between construction and decommissioning. Projects should cover the whole life cycle of transport infrastructure to which extent transport infrastructure design can influence and limit the overall emissions from construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of the infrastructure.


In the framework of SAM ERASMUs+  project, we are pleased to invite you to join  the webinar ACROSS THE AM INDUSTRY: THE REQUIRED SKILLS-SET BY THE DIFFERENT SECTORS  on the 22nd October at 10.CET.

 The webinar will give visibility to specific Blueprints such as the automotive DRIVES, defence ASSETs+, construction: CONSTUCTION BLUEPRINT and maritime MATES  which are or will use 3D Printing  /Additive Manufacturing as enabling technology to support their activities.  

A side from this, we intent to promote the discussion on the different (and common) AM requirements across industrial sectors, impacting on the skills requirements and qualifications of the professionals working for each sector.

 The Agenda is below:

Starting time

Estimated duration





Welcome and presentation

Paula Queipo, IDONIAL



DRIVES - Automotive

Jakub Stolfa, VSB



ASSETs+ - Defence

Gualtiero Fantoni, UNIPI



Construction Blueprint - Construction

Silvia Santos, Fundación Laboral de la Construcción



MATES – Maritime

Lucia Fraga Lago; CETMAR




Paula Queipo, IDONIAL




 Please use this link for registration and further details.

We look forward seeing you.

Manufacturing Our Future: participate in the survey!!

The EU needs to build capacity to fight a large number of challenges ahead, such as climate change, increasing inequalities, demographic trends and the emerging geopolitical developments. The way we manufacture goods needs to adapt in order to build a prosperous future for the EU. This requires new manufacturing technologies and businesses that thrive through a vision that is inclusive, sustainable, circular, regenerative and collaborative. It also requires engaging with new players, companies, sectors and organizations to complement the existing EU manufacturing landscape in Europe and find innovative solutions to manufacturing pressing challenges. 

This survey is an opportunity to gather the views of the wider European Manufacturing Community on future manufacturing priorities towards 2030 and beyond and to engage in co-creation for next work programmes, building on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of Made in Europe and EIT Manufacturing programmes..

This survey will remain open until 15 September 2021.

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