European model of innovation transfer within public transport sector

Thematic Area of product / prototype / service: 
Upscaling and transfer of good practices from one country to another
Company (if applicable): 
EU H2020 project TRIPS
Description of the product/Prototype/service: 
Existing models and strategies for transfer of good practice in the transport sector and in other sectors providing services are used as a starting point of our model. Factors leading to the successful transfer of pilot projects from one context to another have been identified and discussed through interviews with key decision makers in the transport sector. For this purpose we have selected 15 transport providers that have successfully transferred solutions from an innovation site to a replication site. As a result, our European model, to be validated through a Delphi study, will serve as a framework to support decision making. It contains a checklist of factors (groups of factors) to consider for successful scaling, adoption and replication of technologies, tools, methodologies, services or other solutions for improved accessibility and equality in public transportation.
Level of innovation: 
The ambition of the TRIPS project is to make public transport more accessible for persons with disabilities, elderly voyagers and really everyone. We want to address barriers commonly faced by users with and without disabilities in public transport and implement steps to avoid barriers of any sort in urban transport. The TRIPS project proposes a co-design approach that allows people, disabled by inaccessible environments, to take the leading role in designing accessible and useable transport systems. By focusing on the experience and needs of disabled people, we aim to directly address a wide variety of barriers in current urban transport systems. This includes also barriers due to for example age, health, or language.
Alexey Andrushevich