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Nomination of new Executive Director of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) welcomes the new Executive Director S2R JU is delighted to announce the nomination of Carlo Borghini as its new Executive Director. Mr Borghini’s appointment comes as the JU reaches a fully operational state, with all its Members selected and the first call for research activities under way. Press Release: download.

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Calls for Proposals Published

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking launched the first calls for proposals for S2R JU members (CFM) and non-JU members (OC), aimed at driving innovation in railways, under Horizon 2020. Indicative budget: €90 million EU funding Estimated projects value, including in kind contributions by the members, other than the Union or their affiliated entities: €170 million Full details can be seen here: H2020 call page More information: Multi Annual Action Plan : http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/wp/jtis/h2020-maap-shift2rail_en.pdf Press Release : http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/rail/news/2015-12-17-shift2rail-calls_en.htm

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Shift2Rail joins Horizon 2020 launch

Following its formal adoption by the European Union’s Council of Ministers on June 16, the Shift2Rail Joint Technology Initiative was launched at a conference in Brussels on July 9 alongside six other JTIs under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research programme. Railway Gazette

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EU Council formally adopts Shift2Rail

The Council of the European Union (EU) has formally adopted the regulation establishing the Shift2Rail joint undertaking for railway research following a meeting in Luxembourg on June 16. International Rail Journal

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Shift2Rail Regulation adopted

Meeting in Luxembourg on June 16, the European Union’s Council of Ministers formally adopted the Regulation establishing the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking to lead rail research and development over the next six years. Railway Gazette

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