S_LIFE (European Synergies and Cooperation for Sustainable vehicle along the Life-Cycle) is an European Project that has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013.
The project aim is to support the cooperation for sustainable vehicle along the life-cycle between European world-wide class clusters in order to help them to develop new scientific (multi-disciplinary research environment), economic (new business model covering entire value chain) and structural (RTD and new technologies-oriented) coherent greening solutions all along the value chain.
Ceipiemonte is Project partner together with: Pôle Véhicule du Futur France, Bayern Innovativ GmbH Germany, Automotive-bw RKW Baden-Wuerttemberg GmbH - Germany, Auto Recycling Nederland (ARN), Piemonte Agency for Internationalization, Export and Tourism, Automotive Cluster of Slovenia GIZ-ACS, and Interface Europe.
The partners aim is to develop strategies and a joint action plan to link, mobilize and coordinate national resources (France, Germany, Nederland, Italy, Slovenia) with more focus on this challenge. The project will develop tools to assess the regional research potential, share and disseminate best practices through inter-regional joint programs and suggest appropriate financial support.
The whole transport industry has to tackle major world-wide challenges such as combating climate change, sustainable use and management of natural resources and waste, energy saving, reducing CO2 emissions, etc.
In this context, Europe has adopted ambitious goals towards 50% more efficient road transport system by 2030 decoupling economic growth with transport development needs, overcoming energy and economic crisis, accelerating catch up with the US and keeping ahead of rapidly developing Asian countries.
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