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Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

Infravation - An Innovation Infrastructure Program

 ERA-NET Plus Advance systems, materials and techniques for next generation infrastructure

About Infravation

Infravation is infrastructure plus innovation.  The Infravation Program is the first cooperative research initiative between FHWA and other national road administrations developed from the ground up, which allows U.S. entities such as academic institutions, state departments of transportation, and businesses to participate in the research along with entities from other countries.

Infravation is an important complement to FHWA’s national research agenda, including its Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program. It will accelerate the consideration and development of innovations, especially in the areas advanced systems, materials and techniques for road infrastructure.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are U.S. entities eligible for funding? Yes.  Because FHWA is a funder, U.S. entities are eligible for funding, and FHWA is encouraging U.S. entities to seek partners in preparation for the opening of the call for proposals.

  • When will the call for proposals open? The Infravation call for proposals opened on March 3, 2014.

  • What is the topic of the research? The research topic area is “advanced systems, materials and techniques for road infrastructure.” The call for proposals will include more detailed information about the areas of interest.

  • What is the level of funding? Infravation is expected to have funding of about $15 million for 5-8 multi-year projects conducted by multi-national research teams.


How to Learn More about Infravation

FHWA scheduled a web conference on Friday, March 28, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm eastern to provide information about the Infravation Program Call.  To learn more about the web event or to register, please go to https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/infravationcall/event/event_info.html.  Registration is free.

FHWA scheduled a web conference on Thursday, February 27, to make U.S. entities aware of and prepare them for seeking partners for the Infravation Program. A copy of the presentation slides is located at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/advancedresearch/pubs/presentations/infravation_outreach/index.cfm.


For more information, please contact David Kuehn at David.Kuehn@dot.gov or 202-493-3414.

A Program web site is located at http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.infravation.net/ and now includes a copy of the Scoping Document and additional Frequently Asked Questions.


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