About the Transport Platform
KTH's platform organisation for transport (KTH Transport Platform) was created to support and catalyze interdisciplinary research in the transport field. An important goal is to facilitate interaction between expertise at KTH and external partners within academia, public organisations and companies with an interest in transport research. The vision of KTH Transport Platform is to create an integrated research environment built on societal needs and trends transformed into joint multidisciplinary research.
Multidisciplinary and collaborative
The problems and challenges surrounding the future of transportation are so complex that no one can solve them in their own capacity. Consequently, multidisciplinary collaboration is needed between many stakeholders. The purpose with the Platforms is to utilize the passion for and opportunities given by a holistic transport research, together with other research partners, the industry and the society.
The vision is create an integrated research environment built on societal needs and trends transformed into joint multidisciplinary research through:
- Meeting places in a multidisciplinary research culture setting.
- Collaborative research efforts in partnership with industry and government agencies.
- Connected researchers aiming for innovative solutions derived from a joint policy-systems-technology approach.
Operational activities are run by the Transport Platform Team . The team is managed by the Platform Steering Group , consisting of the School deans and the KTH vice president who is responsible for the KTH's Research Platforms .
The Transport Platform also encompasses several research groups at departments in the KTH school organisation, competence centres , EIT-KICs and National Strategic Research Area (SRA) initiatives active in research related to Transport.
The organisation of transport research can be visualized as in the picture below.
Platform activities for a multidisciplinary research culture
With the overall objective to foster a multi-disciplinary research culture, KTH both organizes and participates in multidisciplinary meetings and thematic events on transport research and is instrumental in setting up collaborations with industrial partners. Our aim is to design events so that it enables researchers and practicians to meet on a mutually benefiting level.
Objectives with platform activities (as described visually in the model pictured below):
- Multi-disciplinary research
- Successful research applications
- Societal awareness
- Societal recogniction
- Investments for the future
- Enabling partnership
Is your organization interested in creating an activity involving transport research? Please contact the KTH Transport Platform .