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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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Memorandum of Understanding signed between Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking and International Union of Railways

The signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) took place at the UIC General Assembly, on Thursday 8 July at UIC’s premises in Paris. The UIC is the worldwide organisation for the promotion of rail transport at a global level, founded in 1922, with the main mission to promote rail transport at the global level in order to cope with current challenges…

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Memorandum of Understanding signed between Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, CEN and CENELEC

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R), the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding that will bring forward the standardization work on the railway sector in Europe. The Memorandum of Understanding aims at formalising the already existing close collaboration between CEN and CENELEC, two of the officially recognised European Standardization Organizations, and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking. Through this agreement, the participating organizations are committed to foster…

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