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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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Shift2Rail Call for Proposals 2021: Participation Results

Shift2Rail’s 2021 Call for Proposals, launched during the European Year of Rail, prompts requests for R&I funding worth €3.7 million. In answer to its targeted 2021 Call for Proposals, limited in scope, in line with the Shift2Rail Annual Work Plan 2021, the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking has received five proposals with a total value of €4.3 million and a funding request of €3.7 million (more than 100% compared to the available funding). Read the press release

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Memorandum of Understanding signed between Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking and the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community

The signature of the Memorandum of Understanding took place on Monday 26 October, during the Transport Community Ministerial Meeting. The Transport Community is an International Organization established by the Treaty establishing the Transport Community that was signed on 9 October 2017 and comprises the following Parties: the European Union and the South East European Parties being the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia.…

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Memorandum of Understanding signed between Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking and the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

The signature of the Memorandum of Understanding took place on Friday 23 October, during the Shift2Rail Innovation Days in Brussels. CUTRIC is a non-profit innovation consortium whose vision is to make Canada a global leader in low-carbon smart mobility, by focusing on technology development, integration and standardization vis-à-vis low-carbon propulsion systems, smart vehicle systems, data-driven analytics in mobility, and cybersecurity in transportation. CUTRIC wants to achieve these goals through industry-led collaborative research and large-scale technology…

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