The Mat4Rail and PIVOT projects take their first steps towards standardisation of composites and dissimilar joints for use in Carbody
In particular, PIVOT's project was represented by the work package leaders Eduardo de la Guerra from Talgo, Carlos Eraso from Aernnova, and Thierry Mointagné from Faiveley/Wabtec. Mat4Rail was represented by the project coordinator, Elena Jubete from CIDETEC, Markus Brede from the University of Bremen, Roland from IMADresden and Johan Sandström, from RISE. As for external consultants, both projects counted on the feedback of Geoff Matter-Chairman of the CEN TC 256 SC 2 Rolling Stock products, as well as Andreas Gross-from Fraunhofer IFAM responsible for the working Group 52 "Adhesive bonding in Railway" in the TC256.
With 18 topics of which 6 are open to S2R Members (CFM) and 12 to non-JU Members (OC), this Call is expected to raise high interest in the transport communityand beyond.
Carlo M Borghini, Executive Director of the Shift2Rail JU, expressed his high expectations for the new 2019 projects: “After having presented some of our first results last year at InnoTrans, the programme is now in the final stages of bringing demonstrations closer to the market. I am also looking forward to the submission of high quality proposals introducing innovative solutions to reshape the railway system in Europe,in order to bring more capacity, attractiveness and punctuality to this sustainable transport mode”. The indicative H2020 co-funding made available by the S2R JU for this Call is €76,9 million, out of an estimated projects’ value of around €150,3 million. The S2R JU is looking forward to a broader participation to the 2019 Call, both geographically and in terms of synergies, allowing for new S2R activities that will demonstrate to the sector at large the potential for innovation to deliver a bright future for railway.
The full details of the Call for Proposals 2019 are available here: https://shift2rail.org/participate/call-for-proposals/ongoing/
About the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU)
Shift2Rail is the first European rail public private partnership tasked with developing strategically focused research and innovation (R&I) and market-driven solutions, integrating these to create the railway systems of the future. With a total value of €920 million for the period 2014-2020, funded through the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, Shift2Rail is promoting the competitiveness of the European rail industry, ensuring the attractiveness of rail as a safe and sustainable low carbon transport mode. This way, Shift2Rail aims to meet the changing transport/mobility needs of EU citizens and the economy.
Text from the Shift2Rail Press Release, Brussels, 15 January 2019
The event will be a meeting point for companies and research organisations that meet Horizon 2020 eligibility criteria and wish to carry out collaborative R&I projects in the area of railway mobility, in collaboration with ongoing and future projects of Shift2Rail Members.
There will be a special opportunity for SMEs to network and brainstorm on projects they could create together to improve the rail system of the future.
The Joint Undertaking expects to build on last edition’s success, in which more than 250 rail stakeholders participated.
More information is available on the Shift2Rail Website: https://shift2rail.org/news/shift2rails-2019-information-day-open-call-for-proposals-dates-to-be-confirmed-soon/
Are you interested in finding out what the Mat4Rail partners are working on and what our first results are? Our 2nd Mat4Rail newsletter has been sent out and is now available on the Mat4Rail website.
This newsletter covers the following topics which may be of interest to you:
We look forward to these collaborative meetings which give us a detailed insight into all the partners work and outcomes and offer an active platform for discussions and decision making.
Mat4Rail participates in the Midterm event of the PIVOT project with contributions in 3 oral presentations and 3 posters
On October 18, the Midterm event of the PIVOT project, Performance Improvement for Vehicles On Track, was held at the Maison des Associations Internationales in Brussels. This event was organised by PIVOT in intense collaboration with the complementary projects (open calls) Mat4Rail, Run2Rail and Fair stations, to disseminate their results to date. All these projects are funded by the European platform Shift2Rail, within Horizon 2020 .
From the 26th-27th September 2018 the Mat4Rail consortium traveled to Boras in Sweden where our partner RISE is situated to hold the 3rd General Assembly meeting of the Mat4Rail project.