OPINA held its fourth workshop live and online on 27 July 2022. During the workshop, detailed information was shared about the expected project calls in Europe and Türkiye in the fields of Autonomous Vehicles (AV), Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), electric vehicles and battery management systems. The scope of the calls, their expected budgets and participation conditions were also discussed. The opening speech of the workshop was made by Prof. Dr. Semih Bilgen, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences of Istanbul Okan University. The first invited speaker was Armin GRAETER, Chair, CCAM Association and EU Digitalisation and Autonomous Driving Public Relations Director of BMW Group. Mr. Graeter spoke on Horizon Europe Programme on public-private partnerships and Connected and Automated Mobility. The second invited speaker was Serhat Melik, National Contact Point for Horizon Europe Cluster 5 (Climate, Energy and Mobility), who discussed the Horizon Europe Programme and Mobility Area, 2022 Calls and TUBITAK Supports. The afternoon sessions of the workshop focused on specific calls in the CCAM and clean energy areas, presented by the OPINA Project Technical Assistance Team and Istanbul Okan University representatives. Possible participation and contributions of workshop participants were recorded.
116 participants from 65 institutions, including R&D organisations, representatives of universities, students, original equipment manufacturers, automotive subsidiary industry companies, software development companies, project partners, public and private sector representatives showed great interest in the workshop.
As the next step, project applications will be prepared with the companies that showed interest, and which are potentially expected to be included in the relevant project calls. The consortium and project stakeholders, which are expected to provide added value, will be able to benefit from these incentive programmes under OPINA leadership.