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Shift2Rail will participate at Rail Live! Bilbao 2019

The Shift2Rail JU will be an Official Innovation Partner at Rail Live! 2019, taking place on 5-7 March 2019 in Bilbao, Spain. Rail Live! is an exhibition and conference that will bring together senior experts from across the world of rail. The event will showcase the full range of innovation in the sector from IoT, cutting edge innovation to new machine tools, civil engineering and construction. The conference will concentrate on how new technologies are…

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Shift2Rail at Politico Connected Transport Summit

Sponsored by the Shift2Rail JU, the Politico Connected Transport Summit took place on 16 October. At the event, high-level speakers gave their insights on how to build the future of mobility, including the Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, and the EU Commissioner for Transport and Mobility, Violeta Bulc. As part of a panel on multi-modality and smart mobility, Shift2Rail Executive Director Carlo Borghini gave his views on how research…

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Capability in the spotlight: More value from data

Getting more value from data is essential for railways to take a forward leap. For this quest, 32 out of the 55 Shift2Rail innovations in development within Shift2Rail contribute at least partially to improve collection, analysis and interpretation of data: are we on track to create and harness a ‘Railway Internet of Things’? Automated data collection from sensors on vehicles and rail assets such as tracks, catenaries and tunnels, could provide rail managers with detailed…

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Shift2Rail awards 19 grants for its Call for Proposals 2018

19 projects worth €152.6 million will be funded under the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking 2018 Call for Proposals for Research & Innovation activities. Shift2Rail’s co-funding will amount up to €77.3 million. The new projects aim to accelerate the transition towards the next generation of railway systems in Europe. Read more here.

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Meet the winners of the first Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Awards

Projects working on new methodologies to optimise energy use in trains, a door-to-door travel booking eco-system and technologies to make trains’ communication systems wireless were selected as winners of the Awards. There were three categories in the Awards: decarbonisation, digitalisation and project management. OPEUS, part of the S2R cross-cutting activity on Energy and Sustainability, won the decarbonisation Award for its work to develop a simulation methodology and accompanying modelling tool to evaluate, improve and optimise…

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Network Rail leadership team wins first Shift2Rail Women in Rail R&I Award

A team of three Network Rail managers won the Shift2Rail ‘Women in Rail Research & Innovation Award’ in its first edition. Laureates are Amanda Webster, Eleanor Simmons and Alison Smith, prominent managers in infrastructure-related Shift2Rail R&I activities, working on smart infrastructure, intelligent mobility management and sustainable energy management. The Award is inspired by the ‘EU Platform for Change – Women in Transport’ (of which Shift2Rail is a member), launched in 2017 by EU Commissioner for…

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