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LinkedIn: Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) is a public-private partnership under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme established to manage and coordinate mission oriented Research and Innovation (R&I) activities for a major transformation in rail systems in Europe.
Shift2Rail’s vision is to deliver the most sustainable, cost-efficient, high-performing, time-driven, digital and competitive customer-centred transport mode for Europe. We do this through research and innovation, which develops cutting-edge innovative solutions to create railway systems of the future for passengers and freight. This is made possible thanks to our members and stakeholders, including SMEs and research institutions, working together across Europe. Shift2Rail fosters the introduction of better trains to the market which can reliably operate on an innovative rail network infrastructure at a lower life-cycle cost, with more capacity to cope with growing passenger and freight mobility demand. Shift2Rail Research and Innovation (R&I) activities are committed to contributing to the achievement of the Single European Railway Area (SERA).
The S2R Programme is an integrated set of R&I activities, structured around five asset-specific Innovation Programmes (IPs), covering key structural (technical) and functional (process) subsystems of the rail systems: passenger trains, traffic management systems, infrastructure, IT services and freight trains.
Additionally, cross-cutting activities (CCA), such as research on long-term economic and societal trends in customer needs and human capital and skills, offer information on the market to the different IPs, making sure that R&I activities are up to date and serve the needs of the European citizens.