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Shift2Rail 2016

Do you have an innovative idea or developing a technology that could be used in the rail industry?

If so the Shift2Rail and H2020 programme : 2016 conference is the must event to attend on 11th November 2016.

This conference will provide key information about the opportunities to develop and obtain funding for your innovation under the Shift2Rail and H2020 programmes.

The rail sector in the UK and Europe faces a number of major challenges and provides considerable scope for attractive solutions from innovative companies and organisations across all technology sectors.  RSSB, in association with Innovate UK and KTN, invites you to an information day on the Horizon 2020 European research framework programme and the rail-sector-specific Shift2Rail research programme, which provide funding and collaboration opportunities for railway-related innovation.

Top-level speakers from these European programmes will present information about various H2020 calls including the open calls of the Shift2Rail Innovation Programmes; 

  • IP1 – Cost efficient and reliable trains 
  • IP2 – Advanced traffic management and control systems
  • IP3 – Cost-efficient, sustainable and reliable high-capacity infrastructure
  • IP4 – IT solutions for attractive railway services 
  • IP5 – Sustainable and attractive rail freight

and its cross cutting themes:

  • Long-term needs and socio-economic research
  • Smart materials and process
  • System integration, safety and interoperability
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Human capital

This open and engaging event will provide plenty of opportunities for attendees to discuss their organisation, its products and skills, and to network, connect with potential partners and form consortia.

The date for your diary: Friday, 11 November, 10:00 - 16:00, at the RSSB offices at Moorgate : The Helicon, 1 South Pl, London EC2M.

Places for this event are limited.  If you wish to attend, please register as soon as possible using the following linkhttp://www.cvent.com/d/cvq2nm/4W

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