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Europe’s Rail takes part in the European Startup Prize for Mobility 5th edition

Europe’s Rail is proud to be supporting the 5th edition of the European Startup Prize for Mobility (EUSP), the European acceleration and investment programme for sustainable mobility startups. EUSP is a public-private initiative co-founded by the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee Chairwoman, Karima Delli, Boston Consulting Group and Via ID. The competition is supported by both the European Parliament and the European Commission, as well as influential partners, and invites mobility startups from around…

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Unique Train Prize

Specific Challenge: The main objective of the prize is to develop an innovative solution that will allow tracking all commercial freight trains, from all railway undertakings, covering the whole European network. The aim is to provide real time information about the train, accessible to all, including information on the location, departure, destination, composition and punctuality. The desired solution must take into account the national messages compliant with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1305/2014 of 11 December…

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Europe’s Rail launches a Call for Expressions of Interest to establish a new scientific advisory body

The Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking has launched a new Call for Expressions of Interest to establish its new Scientific Steering Group with a mission to advise on scientific priorities, achievements, and provide independent analysis and recommendations to Europe’s Rail for its R&I Programme. Interested experts with experience and knowledge about the challenges of the European railway sector can submit their applications until 30 June 2023. Read press release

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Europe’s Rail awards eight grants for its Call for Proposals 2022-2

Eight new projects worth €13.1 million will be funded under the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking 2022-2 Call for Proposals for rail research and innovation activities, in line with its Amended Annual Work Programme 2022-2024. Europe’s Rail co-funding will amount up to €11.7 million. These projects are part of the Europe’s Rail programme to strengthen the scientific and technical discoveries covering exploratory research and innovation on new approaches for guided transport modes. Read press release

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European DAC Investment Plan

This report provides an investment plan which would enable the deployment of Digital Automatic Coupler (DAC) and thereby revolutionise the European rail freight industry, further strengthening the EU’s overall sustainable and digital strategy. Currently, rail freight operations are still dependent on many manual, cost-intensive and strenuous processes, which are not in line with the EU’s overarching vision of digitalisation, low-emission transport nor modern working conditions. In this respect, one of the key enablers towards full…

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