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FORM Forum

Call for Young Researchers

EARPA would like to encourage Young Researchers to become more active and visible within EARPA and in the European Road Transport Research Community. As such, Young Researchers are given a platform at the FORM Forum 2018, where they can present their novel research ideas in the form of an elevator pitch of maximum 3 minutes. Elevator pitches are a form of presentation where ideas are presented in a very compact way, focusing on the main aspects of an idea. The audience should quickly understand the core of the idea.

Young Researchers from EARPA members are invited to attend the FORM Forum 2018 and present an elevator pitch on a relevant topic.

Information on the conference topics, as well as on the criteria and format can be found here 
Registration for the FORM Forum 2018 as well as the procedure for uploading your paper can be found here



Young researchers are defined as PhD students, PostDocs with the PhD obtained less than 2 years ago or junior researchers with less than 5 years’ working experience.

The best elevator pitch will be awarded a prize based on a voting by the audience. All selected abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

All accepted Young Researchers will be invited to a half-day workshop on 16 October 2018 at the conference location , including a professional pitch training. They then can also discuss their ideas with the other Young Researchers and EARPA staff to help prepare for their elevator pitch.

Call for Young Researchers

Pitch training location at The EGG

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information

We look forward to meeting your Young Researchers in Brussels in October 2018.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission and registration Young Researchers

23 May, 2018 (closed) 

  • Author notification of acceptance, session presentation and submitting paper

18 June, 2018 (closed)

  • Submission concept elevator pitch presentation   

1 October, 2018  (Closed)       

  • Pitch training 13.00 - 17.00 hours  + Submission final elevator pitch presentation 

16 October, 2018  20.00 hours