Denne uken var vår EU-rådgiver Eva Errestad i Portugal på et arrangement i regi av Innovasjon Norge i samarbeid med portugisiske departementer inkludert Økonomi- og havdepartementet og Miljødepartementet. Hensikten var å se hvordan norske bedrifter kan ta del i anbud, utlysninger og prosjekter sammen med portugisiske partnere.


Innen 2026 skal Portugal investere 16,6 milliarder euro i grønn og digital transformasjon som en del av Europas grønne skifte. 48 millioner euro er dedikert til grønn mobilitet og avkarbonisering av offentlig transport. Gjennomsnittsalderen på kollektivflåtene i Portugal er høy (mer enn 15 år) og det er et stort behov for å bygge digitale og klimanøytrale løsninger på land og i vann.


Har du lyst til å komme i kontakt med portugisiske samarbeidspartnere? Kontakt Eva fra SAMS Norway eller Marie Ramsdal fra Innovasjon Norge.
M. +47 920 78 735
M. +34 639 075 364

SAMS promotes the activities of the Norwegian led project GreenOffshoreTech (GOT). GOT is a cluster facilitated EU-project with the purpose of supporting innovation in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the emerging Blue Economy industries. GOT is led by MNU (Moss Regional Business Development Agency) through VIKEN Technology Cluster 4.0.

SME’s across Europe* with innovative solutions in materials, production, digitalization and sustainability in the offshore sectors can now apply for funding through GOT’s own Call for proposals.

For more information and application forms, check out this page or contact SAMS EU Advisor Eva.

*Applicants must be legal entities established and based in one of the GreenOffshoreTech REGIONS in Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Germany, Norway, Iceland, and UK or members of one of the GreenOffshoreTech CLUSTERS

On the 12th of January SAMS and ITS Norway handed in an EU-proposal named “INTEGRATE”, together with 11 European partners. The name of the call (or “topic” in EU vocabulary) was “HORIZON-CL5-2022-D6-01-04: Integrate CCAM services in fleet and traffic management systems” with a budget of 5 million euros.
This topic belongs to the category called “Innovation Action (IA)” meaning that the projects innovations and solutions should not be too far from market entry, as opposed to the “Research Innovation Action (RIA)” that is not yet mature enough to be commercialised. The call was published by the CCAM partnership, an EU partnership addressing Connected, Cooperative, Autonomous Mobility.

SAMS and ITS Norway shared the task of coordinating the proposal, and if granted, will also share the lead and coordination of the project. This particular topic was identified as a strategically suitable call for both organisations since a successful outcome on our proposal will enable a faster route to market and increased export opportunities for both ITS Norway’s and SAMS members. Special attention was also taken to ensure that the future project will facilitate high member engagement and benefits throughout its duration.

Applied Autonomy is too part of the consortia and leading the Norwegian pilot in Norefjell, aiming to make Norefjell the world’s first ski resort with optimised on-demand transport of people and goods through a CCAM-enabled travel chain with last mile passenger- and delivery services.

INTEGRATE as a whole address the current lack of integration between traffic- and fleet management systems and will demonstrate new tools and cooperation frameworks to ensure safe and efficient deployment of CCAM solutions in a wide variety of transport and traffic scenarios – targeting timeframes from the split of a second to a year. INTEGRATE’s approach will be tested by addressing both people and goods in 4 different real-life pilots in Contern (Luxembourg), Braunschweig (Germany), Norefjell (Norway) and Amsterdam/Keukenhof (the Netherlands).

If granted, the project will start late 2022 or early 2023. Meanwhile, fruitful connections have been made with the other partners of the consortia, all leaders in their field;

Consortia Country
ITS Norway

Association for all actors in the transportation industry with about 70 members from all modes of transport, both public, academia and private entities

SAMS Norway

A non-profit business cluster focusing on development of systems for sustainable autonomous transport solutions used on land, air and sea

MAP traffic management

Founded in 2010, MAP is a SME and service provider in the domain of traffic management, in particular new innovative services based on data analytics, social media, mobility-as-a-service and cooperative ITS.

Université du Luxembourg LU

Belgium-based IT company with specialty in providing smart mobility solutions using its connected vehicle and traffic data platform

POLIS – Promotion of Operational Links with Integrated Services

The leading network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport

Arriva Personenvervoer Nederland

Regional public transport operator providing city and regional bus transport in 8 Dutch concessions and operates 4 regional train connections throughout the Netherlands. Provider of the Glimble app supporting multimodal door-to-door travels

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space. DLR conduct research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation

EIT KIC Urban Mobility

European Knowledge Innovation Community, public-private partnership focusing on innovation in urban mobility

Applied Autonomy

Provider of knowledge, solutions and services for sustainable autonomous transportation

Technische Universiteit Delft

Oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands.


National Road Authority of the Netherlands. All national motorways (A-roads) are maintained and managed by Rijkswaterstaat. Rijkswaterstaat deploys Traffic Management services using road-side actuators such as VMS, ramp meters and peak hour lanes.

Cubic Transportation Systems

Cubic Transportation Systems designs, integrates, and provides outsourced business process and information technology services for automated fare collection systems for public transit operations. This includes back-end and central system for processing.


If you missed out on EU’s information days about Cluster 5, Climate Energy & Mobility in the beginning of July, all recordings and presentations can be found on this link here.