WP2: Analysis of the state of the art or research and innovation for CAPPADOCIA targeted research area

Lead by: NLR

4 main steps of the CAPPADOCIA analysis methodology

Overview and main objectives

Work Package 2 (WP2 hereafter) will carry out the analysis of the state of the art of research and innovation for the Design system and tools, Production and Avionics research areas, aiming at identifying gaps in the research landscape and bottlenecks to innovation, as well as to accordingly formulate strategic recommendation to overcome them.

Related Activities

Task 1: EU-funded Cost Efficiency projects and relevant practices analysis

According to all published information on EU (and main non-EU funded projects) as well as partners’ public results, an analysis will be performed to retrieve and synthesize a maximum of information. Then, specific researchers and designers from the consortium as well as experts from the Advisory Boards and from ACARE WG2 will be interviewed.

Task 2: Identification of gaps in the Cost efficiency research landscape

Within this task, gaps in the cost efficiency research landscape will be investigated per targeted research topic (Design system and tools, Production and maintainance, Avionics) and aircraft type. To achieve that, face to face interviews, web surveys, questionnaires and workshops will be held with key RTD persons from industry, academia, research centres and clusters.

Task 3: Identification of bottlenecks to innovation in the Cost efficiency research landscape

In relation to bottlenecks identification, CAPPADOCIA focus will include differences in financing and regulation between FP7 and Horizon2020. The experiences of projects with the two key Horizon2020 objectives “coherence of the rules” and “simplification of for the benefits of participants” will be investigated in the Cost Efficiency domain. In addition, key stakeholders in RTD in the Cost Efficiency domain (e.g. CAPPADOCIA partners, Advisory Board members, ACARE WG2 members) will be asked to share their valuable experiences.

Task 4: Formulation of strategic recommendations towards Cost efficiency state of the art

To overcome previously identifies innovation gaps and bottlenecks in the area of cost efficiency for the Aeronautics and Air transport community, CAPPADOCIA will formulate strategic recommendations. Suggestions for strategic recommendations will also be gathered during the interviews, web surveys, questionnaires and workshops carried out during the abovementioned tasks.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 605414.

CAPPADOCIA focuses on research activities that address solely or mainly ACARE's SRIA goal of Cost-efficiency in Aeronautics and Air Transport.