Current activities in S2R are developing the fundamental building blocks that will allow the creation of the future railway interoperable system, but new disruptive concepts can accelerate the pace or deviate the path.
This topic aim to challenge the traditional rail approach with innovative and breakthrough concepts from a non-linear approach to existing technological evolution.
In order to address the broad challenges described above, the proposals should foresee PhD research for indicatively a period between 12 to 36 months on the following thematic: Innovative/breakthrough mobility concepts that keep rail as backbone of a sustainable European Transport system.
The PhD researchers are expected regularly to liaise with the S2R JU and to present their research findings to the S2R events, including those organized with the European rail Research Technological Platform and submit scientific papers to relevant conferences (e.g. TRA, WCRR, etc. but also non-rail related).
This action may be requested to provide relevant inputs to the European rail Technology Platform.
The S2R JU expect to finance four proposals from universities or similar high level institutes covering each at least one PhD student activities.
Research results are expected to contribute to future S2R exploratory research and in general to open new possibilities and ideas for the S2R stakeholders and rail research community.
At the same time, the PhD researchers who are part of the S2R activities, are expected to become European ambassadors of the possible bright and innovative future that the rail sector has in the year to come.