With a packed audience of nearly 230 attendees, the 4th edition of the FORM Forum 2023 brought some of the greatest minds in the automotive research together again. The leading event combined conference sessions with an exhibition, which welcomed 12 exhibitors and 25 speakers with the aim of showcasing their latest innovations and research, ideas, good practice cases, and forward-thinking projects. To view the photos from the event click here.
The European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA) proudly hosted its highly anticipated event, the Road Mobility Forum 2023 (FORM Forum) which took place from 17 - 18 October in Brussels.
Under the theme, ‘Transitioning Road Mobility - towards resilience and circularity in a digital world,’ the biannual event gathered EARPA Members, researchers, and policymakers in the field of automotive research for two days of insightful discussions and networking opportunities.
The leading event combined conference sessions with an exhibition, which welcomed 12 exhibitors and 25 speakers with the aim of showcasing their latest innovations and research, ideas, good practice cases, and forward-thinking projects.
The first part of the of event consisted of sessions dedicated to EARPA Members, which included internal workshops, where Members discussed upcoming position papers and collaboration opportunities for calls related to funded research and innovation programmes.
Just prior to the Networking Dinner, EARPA President, Christof Schernus delivered a warm and inspiring welcoming speech where he emphasised the excellence of EARPA’s independent automotive research community.
Furthermore, he revealed EARPA’s High Level Position Paper 2023, the teamwork result of EARPA experts, highlighting the necessity of a system approach to ensure an efficient future European road mobility system. EARPA’s vision for Europe’s transport and mobility is based on this need for a system approach, delivering benefits for society, planet and users.
“You cannot look at the mobility system on its own, it has to be looked at on a societal level, which can be seen in EARPA’s High Level Position Paper,’’ said Christof Schernus, EARPA President.
Highlights of the second day included two enlightening keynote speeches, Young Researcher Elevator pitches, a series of technical presentations, and a thought-provoking panel discussion focused on skills for sustainability. These sessions provided invaluable insights into the latest developments, trends, and challenges facing the automotive research sector in Europe.
The next big meeting for the EARPA community and the sector will take place from 05 – 06 March 2024 at the Sofitel Hotel in Brussels for EARPA’s Spring Meeting 2024.To learn more about the FORM Forum 2023, visit https://www.earpa.eu/earpa/formforum