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CATER – Coordinating Air transport Time Efficiency Research is a 48 months coordination project co-financed with support from the European Commission through FP7. It is designed as a research and innovation (R&I) observatory and policy advisory centre run by an authoritative group with deep industry knowledge, access to a network of all relevant R&I organisations and excellent information gathering and knowledge management processes and tools. CATER will deliver valuable and insightful reports and recommendations which will be packaged and disseminated effectively.
CATER will conduct an annual review of the state of the art of R&I, identify gaps in the landscape and bottlenecks to innovation and formulate strategic recommendations to address these. It shall review the landscape in the context of the activities defined in the Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of ACARE, tightly connected to ACARE WG1 goals (i.e. Meeting societal and market needs).