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Meet the winners of the first Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Awards


Projects working on new methodologies to optimise energy use in trains, a door-to-door travel booking eco-system and technologies to make trains’ communication systems wireless are selected as winners of the Awards in its first edition.

OPEUS won the decarbonisation Award for its work to develop a simulation methodology and accompanying modelling tool to evaluate, improve and optimise the energy consumption of rail systems with a particular focus on in-vehicle innovation.

IT2Rail obtained the digitalisation Award. The project has developed a crucial technical enabler that sets the foundations for further developments in the Shift2Rail Innovation Programme 4, aimed to revolutionise the way Europeans travel.

CONNECTA was bestowed the Project Management Award for its innovative management processes, market-oriented approach and use of new technologies. The CONNECTA project works on the next generation of TCMS architecture, electronic braking systems and components with wireless capabilities.

The ceremony for the first edition of the Research and Innovation Awards was part of the opening event of the Shift2Rail stand at InnoTrans 2018.

The Awards aim to acknowledge the commitment and progress accomplished by the teams working in Europe and beyond to deliver the S2R Research & Innovation Programme, creating innovative solutions to deliver a dramatic transformation of the European railway systems.