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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 2023, 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 2023 and present an elevator pitch on an innovative research topics in the context of the theme: "Transitioning Road Mobility - towards resilience and circularity in a digital world".

Further information on the conference topic, as well as on the criteria and format can be in the document which can be downloaded HERE
Click here to download the template: Abstracts Template Young Researchers (docx | 16.23 KB) 

Practical information

  • 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.
  • Confirmation of your presentation on the final program is contingent upon receipt of the presenting author's registration before 1 August 2023.
  • 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 17 of October 2023 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. This is a mandatory training.

Call for Young Researchers

Pitch training during previous FORM Forum 

Important dates 

  • Author notification of acceptance: 20 July 2023
  • Submission of concept elevator pitch presentation: 11 September 2023
  • Half-day Pitch training: 17 October 2023
  • Submission Final Pitch PresentatioN: 17 October before 20.00hrs.

Location: The Egg Brussels
Date: 17 October 2023 - 18 October 2023


Location: The Egg, Rue Bara 175, 1070 Brussels Belgium

The FORM Forum brings together stakeholders from industry, academia and governments to share of knowledge and ideas, providing the next generation with a new era of automotive solutions whilst serving as a powerful motivator for the continued growth of the automotive industry and its contributors. Click here to register

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We look forward to meeting your Young Researchers in Brussels in October 2023.