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Our Research

At ITRL – the Integrated Transport Research Lab - we believe in an integrated approach. Therefore, in order to achieve our mission of building and conveying knowledge that contributes to the transition towards sustainable road transport, we integrate disciplines, system levels and stakeholders in our research.

This is achieved through three integration strategies:

These strategies are executed across our research projects, research platforms, living-labs, and demonstrations. Our projects are in turn organised by thematic area. These areas, or research programs, cover a broad range of transport questions, from the mobility of people, to the transportation of goods and waste management.

Each program area, as a starting point, considers the greatest challenges facing the sector and poses questions which, if answered, can contribute greatly to creating more sustainable transport systems. It is through this process that research projects are designed.

An overview of our program areas: