2019 Call Open under Horizon 2020’s Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking

Horizon 2020’s Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking is a public-private partnership between the European Commission and the European rail industry. Its aim is to drive innovation in railways in order to help rail play a broader role in global transport markets, both by addressing pressing short-term problems that drain rail business operations, and by helping the sector to achieve a stronger market position.

Shift2Rail’s 2019 Call for Proposals is now open, offering grants for proposals addressing a range of topics. In 2019, a number of these Call Topics are addressed to JU Members only. The budget for this call is estimated at €57.5 million, and includes the following Topics:

Innovation Actions

S2R-CFM-IP1-01-2019: Development of New Technological Concepts towards the Next Generation of Rolling Stock, applied to Major Subsystems such as Carbody, Running Gear, Brakes, Doors, Modular interiors and HVAC – Budget: €17,845,070.

S2R-CFM-IP2-01-2019: Completion of Activities for Enhanced Automation Systems – Budget: €17,969,620.

S2R-CFM-IP3-01-2019: Intelligent Asset Management Finalisation – Budget: €10,280,420.

S2R-CFM-IP5-01-2019: Smart, Databased Assets and Efficient Rail Freight Operation- Budget: €5,804,710.

S2R-CFM-CCA-01-2019: Integrated Mobility Management I2M), Energy and Noise & Vibration – Budget: €3,635,180.

Research and Innovation Actions

S2R-CFM-IPX-CCA-01- 2019: S2R System Architecture and Conceptual Data Mode – Budget: €2 million.

In addition, the following Call Topics form part of the open call for proposals for non-JU members, addressing the broader research and innovation community:

Innovation Actions

S2R-OC-IP2-02-2019: Support to Development of Demonstrator platform for Traffic Management – Budget: €1.9 million.

S2R-OC-IP5-02-2019: Advanced Obstacle Detection and Track Intrusion System for Autonomous Freight Train – Budget: €1.5 million.

Research and Innovation Actions

S2R-OC-IP1-01-2019: Advanced Car Body Shells for Railways and Light Material and Innovative Doors and Train Modularity – Budget: €3.55 million.

S2R-OC-IP1-02-2019: Tools, Methodologies and Technological Development of Next Generation of Running Gear – Budget: €2.58 million.

S2R-OC-IP1-03-2019: Support to the Development of Technical Demonstrators for the Next Generation of Brake Systems – Budget: €2.13 million.

S2R-OC-IP2-01-2019: Demonstrator Development for the use of Formal Methods in Railway Environment and Support to Implementation of CSIRT to the Railway Sector – Budget: €550,000.

S2R-OC-IP3-01-2019: Future Traction Power Supply for Railways and Public Transport – Budget: €750,000.

S2R-OC-IP4-01-2019: Complementary Travel Expert Services – Budget: €3 million.

S2R-OC-IP5-01-2019: Condition-Based and Preventive Maintenance for Locomotive Bogie – Budget: €1.5 million.

S2R-OC-CCA-01-2019: Noise & Vibration – Budget: €1,309,000.

S2R-OC-IPX-01-2019: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the Railway Sector – Budget: €300,000.

S2R-OC-IPX-02-2019: Breaking Language Barriers – Budget: €250,000.

The deadline for submissions to the 2019 Call is 18 June 2019.

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