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  • Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking proposed by the European Commission to the …
    Europe’s Rail partnership, the successor to the current Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, has been officially announced today by the European Commission as part of a proposal for the set-up of 10 new European Partnerships under the Horizon Europe programme. All the partnerships share the objective of achieving a climate neutral and digital Europe. Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking will build on the successful results of Shift2Rail’s work with its […]
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Apply now for the Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Awards

Shift2Rail announced today, at the Transport Research Arena Conference, the launch of its “Rail Research & Innovation Awards”. 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. Applications are open for the following three categories of Awards: The Decarbonisation Award, to acknowledge the project expected…

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Commissioner Violeta Bulc visited the Shift2Rail JU stand during TRA

On 16 April, during the Transport Research Arena conference (TRA), Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta Bulc visited the Shift2Rail JU stand to learn about the preliminary results of the Shift2Rail projects and see the newly launched innovation capabilities interactive map. This visit served as a ‘first impression’ of what is to come in September 2018 at InnoTrans – the leading international trade fair for transport technology. The Innovation Capabilities map is an interactive graphic…

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Shift2Rail Dialogue on the Future of Rail Research and Innovation on 19th June

  The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) is delighted to announce its dialogue event on the Future of Rail Research and Innovation to be held on 19 June, between 9:00-14:00 in the Square Brussels Convention Centre. The aim of the conference is to address policy and industry expectations, in view of the next programming period of the S2R JU Programme. The conference will be an ideal platform to bring together the railway stakeholders, and to…

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Fuel cell for railway – FCH JU & Shift2Rail JU launch a new study

While electrifying the transport system is a major priority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, the railway system has been a pioneer in this area with a large majority of its traffic running on electrified lines. But efforts are still needed to complete this path. Various regions in Europe have shown interest in the potential of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for trains, in particular where other electrification alternatives have proven unfeasible to reach…

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Hot off the press: Issue #2 of Shift2Rail e-news

In our bimonthly newsletter, you will learn about the progresses, achievements and success stories of our Research & Innovation Programme. In this issue, Shift2Rail is announcing the ‘Women in Rail Research & Innovation Award’, explaining the details of the S2R Call for Proposals 2018 and offering a taste on the highlights of our latest Info Day, attended by more than 150 professionals. We also outline the next important events where Shift2Rail will be involved, with…

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Shift2Rail launches the Women in Rail Research & Innovation Award

On Women’s Day 2018, the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) announces the first edition of the ‘Women in Rail Research & Innovation Award’. With this initiative, S2R JU honours its commitment for gender equality as signatory of the Declaration to ensure equal opportunities for women and men in the transport sector. The Award will be bestowed on Tuesday 18 September 2018, during InnoTrans, the European leading trade fair for transport technology.   Shift2Rail presents the…

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