Boosting the development of Europe's railways
Europe’s railway research and innovation specialists are showing a strong interest in deepening their collaboration, as the 2019 Shift2Rail call for proposals prompts requests for R&I funding worth EUR 76.8 million.
Following its 2019 call, the Shift2Rail joint undertaking received 50 proposals for a total value of EUR 193.9 million and a funding request of EUR 117.9 million (50% more than the available funding).
“These new projects will reinforce Shift2Rail’s work to develop innovative solutions,” said Shift2Rail. A pool of highly-qualified experts will now support Shift2Rail in selecting the best proposals. Results are expected to be announced by the end of September 2019. (ben)