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Shift2Rail Innovation Days



Shift2Rail Innovation Days, 9-10 December 2021


The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking is delighted to announce the second edition of the Shift2Rail Innovation Days, taking place on 9-10 December 2021, online. The event will be an opportunity for the European railway community to take stock of the European Year of Rail, see how far our innovations have come, and what to expect at InnoTrans 2022, providing an additional base for the future Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking.

An exciting programme

We have put together a varied programme touching upon important topics, such as what exactly has been achieved a year on from the launch of the Sustainable & Smart Mobility Strategy, what progress we have made, and how best to ensure the legacy of what has been achieved during this European Year of Rail.

More particularly, the event will allow us to exchange on the transition from Shift2Rail to the new Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking, with the concept of integrated innovation at its core, and a strong focus on migration plans and the bridge to deployment.

We look forward to plenary sessions on the big issues facing the future of rail, session on Space in Rail, reaching beyond the EU during our international sessions, our prizes ceremony in the presence of Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean, an exciting live demonstration of automatic train operation, and high-level representatives from our partners, European Parliament, European Commission, and many other key rail actors.

Concrete results

You will have the opportunity to get first-hand access to the latest results coming from our projects across our Innovation Programmes working to deliver the future or railways. Dedicated parallel webinars on concrete results will be held on both days of the event. Sessions dedicated to the European DAC Delivery Programme and future disruptive innovations, such as hyperloop, will be available as well.