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NEWBITS presents new collaboration platform for ITS stakeholders

Posted: 6 December 2018 | | No comments yet

Upon invitation of the Projects’ Officer Georgios Tzamalis, the NEWBITS project presented its research results and methodology.

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The H2020 project NEWBITS (New Business Models for ITS) – that supports the initiatives and actions of the Directorate General MOVE (DG-MOVE) – has presented its research results to 11 members from different departments of DG-MOVE.

Viara Bojkova from Ortelio briefed the attendees on the key research results, such as the proposed value network analysis (VNA) and network-based approach to craft new business models for (C-) ITS, while Isidoros Passas from Intelspace presented the methodology that has been applied to co-design the ITS Community of Interest (CoI) and the NEWBITS Network Platform (NNP).

The presentation was concluded by Ilias Trochidis from Ortelio who presented the functions of the novel collaboration platform for ITS stakeholders and the proposed sustainability plan.

The participants expressed their interest in joining the Community of Interest of the NNP and pointed out how important it is that nearly four months prior of the official end of the project, NEWBITS has already formed key proposals about the NNP’s future sustainability.

Furthermore, the consortium has already submitted its research results in peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Economics and Business, Computers & Industrial Engineering International Journal), conference proceedings (25th ITS World Congress 2018 Proceedings, ICTTE Conference 2018 Proceedings), and a number of scientific journals.

The presentation and consequent debate was valuable and enlightening. One of the issues discussed was whether the adoption of (C-) ITS solutions is still a technological challenge or rather an organisational barrier, and how the proposed Community of Interest can further support the adoption and diffusion of (C-) ITS solutions. Furthermore, the influence of national regulatory frameworks on the (C-) ITS markets has been addressed, an issue that different public deliverables of the NEWBITS project have dealt with as well.

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