Shift2Rail participated to SIFER 2019 in Lille that brought together more than 400 companies from Europe and beyond.
The three-day event from 26-28 March offered visitors an opportunity to meet stakeholders from across all sectors of the railway industry. Visitors at our stand were able to learn about Shift2Rail’s Call for Proposals 2019, ask questions and see Shift2Rail’s results.
Our Executive Director Carlo Borghini participated to a UNIFE round-table on Research and Innovation that focused on the role of R&I in helping to maintain the leadership of the European rail supply industry in the face of fierce competition from overseas. Mr. Borghini emphasised the work of Shift2Rail that is helping companies to minimize the risk of R&I while supporting them to bring innovative solutions to the market. The roundtable offered an opportunity to discuss the ways in which the European institutions and national authorities can support the European rail supply industry.
UNIFE Director General Philippe Citroën emphasised the importance of R&I for UNIFE members and underlined the key role of Shift2Rail in contributing to both the transformation of rail transport and the competitiveness of the European rail supply industry. He also referred to the on-going work of the European Commission Expert Group on the competitiveness of the European rail supply industry set-up in early 2018.