CAPPADOCIA main objectives have been set so as to comply with the expectations of the European Commission, to contribute to a better coordination of research and innovation in the field of Aeronautics and Air Transport.

Therefore, CAPPADOCIA action will enable to:

Issue a yearly strategic recommendations report to address the cost efficiency targeted research domains (Design Systems and Tools, Production, Avionics) in terms of state of the art and impact assessment towards ACARE goals and solutions achievements

In other words, CAPPADOCIA will:

  • Assess achieved research results in terms of technology development status (e.g. Technology Readiness Level – TRL), Capabilities, and Enablers (e.g. refer to SRIA volume-2 for terminology)
  • Identify gaps in terms of needed Research
  • Identify bottlenecks towards Innovation (e.g. funding and financial mechanisms, etc.)
  • Identify impact with respect to societal and market needs

These elements all together will allow providing coherent strategic recommendations aiming to cover research gaps, overcome bottlenecks towards innovation, and justify effort with an impact assessment on policy, industrial market and social needs.

Specifically, the CAPPADOCIA project aims at providing a yearly strategic recommendation paper mostly devoted to concerned research policy makers. This document will, among others, include a thorough analysis of a yearly review of the state of the art of research and innovation (capacity, main performers) as well as the identification of gaps in the research landscape and bottlenecks to innovation (regulation, financing). Strategic recommendations will also be formulated following to the analysis of the results achieved from the impact assessment campaign carried out among on-going and completed EU-funded projects in order to evaluate their contribution to progress towards ACARE goals and solutions within the cost efficiency domain. First results of the to be published yearly strategic recommendations report should be made available early in the summer time so as to be presented at major European air shows (Paris, Berlin and Farnborough).

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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.