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Europe’s Rail officially launched during the European Railway Summit in the context of the French Presidency of the European Union

Today, during the European Railway Summit, organised by SNCF in the context of the French Presidency of the European Union, saw the official launch of Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking. During the ceremony, representatives from the European Commission and the rail sector, including Europe’s Rail 25 Founding Members, expressed their expectations for Europe’s largest rail research and innovation programme worth €1.2 billion. The launch ceremony was attended by several Ministers of Transport of the Member States,…

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Winners of the joint Shift2Rail and Siemens Mobility hackathon Hack2Rail announced

The winning teams of the joint Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking and Siemens Mobility hackathon Hack2Rail were announced during the Final Demo Day on 29 October 2021. The three winners were selected by a high-level jury consisting of nine members, under the patronage of Ms Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, and co-chaired by Mr Kristian Schmidt, Director of Land Transport, European Commission and Ms Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director of Clean Planet, European Commission. Read the…

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Shift2Rail partners with the 4th edition of the European Startup Prize for Mobility

Carlo Borghini, the Executive Director of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking participated to the official kick-off event of the 4th edition of the European Startup Prize for Mobility (EUSPM) on 30 September. The event gathered representatives from the European institutions and major organisations from across the continent and beyond, inviting promising start-ups to apply for the latest edition of the EUSPM, focused on sustainable and inclusive mobility innovation. Read the press release

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European Digital Automatic Coupler: first step towards one type selection

Today, the Supervisory Board of the European DAC Delivery Programme, on a proposal of the Programme Board, has adopted a decision on the selection of the future Europe-wide Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) standard coupler head design for European rail freight transport. This decision is a milestone in the process that, during the next phases, will lead to the final design of the selected coupler head, ensuring interoperability and operational performance free of royalties/licenses. This decision…

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Shift2Rail awards two grants under its Call for Proposals 2021

Two projects worth €2.34 million will be funded under Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking targeted Call for Proposals 2021. Shift2Rail’s co-funding will amount up to €1.77 million. The new projects launched during the European Year of Rail are set to contribute to a major transformation of rail. Following this fully open Call, Shift2Rail Members will be involved alongside non-Shift2Rail Members in one project worth €2.17 million, while the other project worth €0.17 million will be undertaken by…

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