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Joint Call for Proposals ERA-NET Cofund on Sustainable Crop Production

SusCrop - ERA-NET Cofund on Sustainable Crop Production

This document announces the first transnational Call in the field of sustainable crop production, within the framework of the ERA-NET-Cofund on Sustainable Crop Production (SusCrop). The main purpose of the Call is to improve the sustainability and resilience of crop production within the European Research Area (ERA) by supporting transnational research projects on this topic. Joint projects must ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 4, 2018   - 75 days
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Ideas from Europe – Further development and scaling - 279/G/GRO/SME/17/C/019a

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1. CONTEXT The European Commission has adopted on 22 November 2016 an initiative to improve the economic and regulatory situation for start- and scale-ups (see for further detail 'Europe's next leaders', Communication from the Commission, hereinafter referred to as 'SUI'). The 46 different policy actions of this initiative will be implemented over time to make European policy for start- and sca ...
Read Call Deadline Mar 15, 2018   - 55 days
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Strengthening public acceptance and awareness of FCH-technologies by educating pupils at schools - FCH-04-4-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge: Public awareness and social acceptance regarding FCH technologies have an essential role on the market uptake of FCH applications, as they foster the commercial demand and strengthen the integration and deployment of available and future FCH technologies in both public and private sectors. FCH technologies have positive impact on increasing the use of renewable resources an ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Hydrogen admixtures in the natural gas grid - FCH-04-2-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Injecting hydrogen admixtures into the natural gas network can contribute significantly to solving the problem of transporting and storing surplus electricity generated from renewable resources (see e.g. working document on Energy storage – the role of electricity SWD(2017) 61). There are, however, a number of challenges for the existing gas grid in ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Accelerated Stress Testing (AST) protocols for Solid Oxide Cells (SOC) - FCH-04-3-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:This approach addresses key aspects of interest for the industry related to durability, particularly regarding the stack components as cells, interconnects or seals. Targeting the understanding of realistic failure modes and the development of ASTs that address those failure modes is a valuable contribution in order to shorten the development time of ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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PNR for safety of hydrogen driven vehicles and transport through tunnels and similar confined spaces - FCH-04-1-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:It is a long standing finding of the research community that hydrogen behaves very benign in free environment. Confinement and congestion, however, promote more severe accidental consequences. The Network of Excellence (NoE) project HySafe derived from this the strong need for improving the principal understanding of and the development of validated r ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Waste-stream based power balancing plants with high efficiency, high flexibility and power-to-X capability - FCH-02-8-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Renewable energy sources are significantly reshaping the energy production scheme in Europe. Today’s still dominating fossil fuels will be significantly reduced in their role as electricity source. Despite this, carbon containing renewable primary energy in form of industrial and municipal waste, secondary and tertiary biomass, or even waste dischar ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Developing Fuel Cell applications for port/harbour ecosystems - FCH-03-1-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Ports/harbours facilities are typically located near cities/residential areas and are negatively affecting the environment, in terms of air and water quality, noise and emissions. To meet regulatory requirements for urban air quality and the establishment of low emission zones within cities increasingly requires that emissions for industrial mobile ap ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Cost-effective novel architectures of interconnects - FCH-02-6-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Interconnects are crucial components in the upscaling of successful cell concepts to stack performance and reliability. Compared to PEM technology, this pathway is more critical for SOFCs and SOECs (SOCs, including reversible SOC), where cell-interconnect contacting is an enduring challenge. Interconnects are located between individual cells, thus bei ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Efficient and cost-optimised biogas-based co-generation by high-temperature fuel cells - FCH-02-7-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Biomass can be easily converted to fuel gases rich in CH4, CO, and H2, depending on the biomass treatment in anaerobic digestion, thermochemical conversion, or fermentation. The direct use of biomass-derived fuel in high-temperature fuel cells for combined heat and power (CHP) promises significantly higher electrical efficiencies of 55 to 60% and ultr ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Thermochemical Hydrogen Production from Concentrated Sunlight - FCH-02-4-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Carbon-free hydrogen production from water decomposition pathways powered by solar energy is a major part of the long-term R&D strategy of the FCH 2 JU for sustainable hydrogen supply. Thermochemical processes require less energy conversion steps for hydrogen production by renewable energy compared to electrochemical processes. Therefore, they have th ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Hydrogen carriers for stationary storage of excess renewable energy - FCH-02-5-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Hydrogen storage and delivery are essential components of future fuel cells and hydrogen-based technologies. Depending on applications, different sizes of storage of hydrogen close to the final use may be necessary, e.g. industrial scale storage is required to deal with imbalances between supply and use of hydrogen, those caused by fluctuations in ava ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Demonstration of large-scale steam electrolyser system in industrial market - FCH-02-2-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:More than 90% of total hydrogen demand comes from large industrial applications, e.g. chemical, refinery and metal works. Today, the vast majority of this hydrogen is produced centrally from natural gas using steam reformers at very low costs (<3 €/kg). Steam reformers typically have capacities of up to 10,000 kg/h hydrogen production and emit 8-11 ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Robust, efficient long term remote power supply - FCH-02-3-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Fuel cell based power generation has a valuable business case for off-grid power generation in certain special markets such as powering the gas and oil infrastructure in remote regions with harsh climate conditions (-40 to +50 °C) and the continuous power supplies of telecommunication equipment (e.g. telecom base stations). This market is dominated b ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Demonstration of a large-scale (min. 20MW) electrolyser for converting renewable energy to hydrogen - FCH-02-1-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:The increase of intermittent renewable electricity raises the need for more flexibility and energy storage in the power market. Falling costs of renewable power open the possibility to generate hydrogen at large scale from renewable power through electrolysis. Several sectors, including refineries, chemical industry, transport, and the natural gas sec ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Game changer fuel cell stack for automotive applications - FCH-01-6-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:The present PEMFC stack technology for automotive application shows limitations (performances, durability, production cost) which appear to be difficult to overcome by incrementing each component such as membrane, catalyst or MEA. In order to reach the OEMs targets and to prepare the next generation of stack for transport applications and in order for ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Improvement of innovative compression concepts for large scale transport applications - FCH-01-7-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Costs associated to the hydrogen refuelling station represent a large share of the overall hydrogen costs in transport applications, with a strong impact on the business models of hydrogen mobility. Large scale refuelling (e.g. hydrogen passenger cars, busses and trucks fleets, rail transport as well as maritime applications) expected in the next year ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Fuel cell systems for the propulsion of aerial passenger vehicle - FCH-01-4-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:The aeronautic sector is currently entering a major transformation phase triggered by the environmental urgency, the evolution of humans’ movements associated to new transportation means and the emergence of new aerial platforms. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has driven the aeronautic industry to introduce the concept of More Electrical ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Next generation automotive MEA development - FCH-01-5-2018

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Specific Challenge:Cost still remains one of the key challenges for widespread adoption of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC ) technology in the automotive sector. The stack still represents about 50% of total fuel cell system cost and MEA components ca. 60% of the total stack cost. Therefore, despite considerable progress over the last 10 years in increasing pe ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Strengthening of the European supply chain for compressed storage systems for transport applications - FCH-01-3-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:Compressed hydrogen tanks are a high-value component of strategic importance for the rollout of fuel cell mobility, but with few suppliers. They could constitute a multibillion market once hydrogen mobility matures and could offer a substantial economic opportunity for Europe. While companies with the background and skills to produce high-pressure tan ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Large Scale Demonstration of H2 fueled HD Trucks with High Capacity Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS) - FCH-01-1-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:In the context of a global reduction of emissions from the transportation sector, the decarbonization of the mid and heavy-duty (HD) truck fleets, such as those used for the transportation of goods from logistic centers to urban-based retail outlets but also those used in long-haul services represents a major challenge.For the various needs linked to ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Demonstration of Fuel Cell applications for mid-size passenger ships or inland freight - FCH-01-2-2018

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)

Specific Challenge:While emission regulations have been enforced in road transport for more than 2 decades, maritime transport is still, largely, utilising heavy fuel oil and high sulphur containing diesel. In cities with major harbours, maritime transport is today contributing significantly to air pollution.Emission Control Areas (ECAs) are defined in the North and Bal ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Urban mobility: a cross-cutting challenge - EIT-Urban-Mobility

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Specific Challenge: The theme of smart, green and integrated transport has been identified as one of the major societal challenges which will be addressed within the framework of Horizon 2020. The 2011 Transport White Paper further reinforces the importance of taking action in this domain during the next decade. Urban mobility is a particularly challenging task. It addresses a number of topics ...
Read Call Deadline Jul 12, 2018   - 174 days
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Added-value manufacturing: a cross-cutting challenge - EIT-Manufacturing-2018

EC - Horizon 2020

Specific Challenge: One of the major challenges defined in the European Innovation Agenda and which also has to be addressed within the framework of Horizon 2020, is the competitiveness of Union Member States on the global market. One of the sectors where the problem is particularly urgent is manufacturing. Manufacturing in European countries is under considerable strain: increased competiti ...
Read Call Deadline Jul 12, 2018   - 174 days
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Support for simple programmes – Information and promotion in other third countries - SIMPLE-06-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: The general objective of the information provision and promotion measures is to enhance the competitiveness of the Union agricultural sector. This topic covers Information provision and promotion programmes targeting other geographical areas. The objectives of these programmes shall comply with the general and specific objectives set out in Article 2 and 3 of Regulation (EU) No 114 ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 12, 2018   - 83 days
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Support for simple programmes - Information and promotion in Canada, USA,Mexico or Colombia - SIMPLE-05-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: The general objective of the information provision and promotion measures is to enhance the competitiveness of the Union agricultural sector. This topic covers information provision and promotion programmes targeting one or more of the following countries: Canada, USA, Mexico or Colombia. The objectives of these programmes shall comply with the general and specific objectives set o ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 12, 2018   - 83 days
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Support for simple programmes - Information and promotion in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia or Southern Asia - SIMPLE-04-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: The general objective of the information provision and promotion measures is to enhance the competitiveness of the Union agricultural sector. This topic covers information provision and promotion programmes targeting one or more of the following countries: China (including Hong-Kong and Macao), Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, South East Asian region or Southern Asia. The objectives of ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 12, 2018   - 83 days
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Support for simple programmes – Information and promotion in sustainable sheep/goat meat production - SIMPLE-03-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: This topic covers information provision and promotion programmes aiming at highlighting the sustainable aspect of the sheep/goat meat production. NOTE: sheep/goat meat is also eligible under Topic 1 and Topic 2. For sheep/goat meat programmes proposed under Topic 2, to avoid overlaps, the message shall be different than the sustainable aspect of the sheep/goat meat production (except ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 12, 2018   - 83 days
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Support for simple programmes – Information and promotion about merits of Union agricultural products - SIMPLE-02-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: This topic covers information provision and promotion programmes aiming at highlighting the specific features of agricultural methods in the Union and the characteristics of European agricultural and food products, and quality schemes defined in Article 5(4)(d) of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014. The objective is to highlight at least one of the specific features of agricultural producti ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 12, 2018   - 83 days
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Support for simple programmes – Union quality schemes - SIMPLE-01-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: This topic covers information provision and promotion programmes aiming at increasing the awareness and recognition of Union quality schemes as defined in Article 5(4)(a), (b) and (c) of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 The objective is to increase the awareness and recognition of the Union quality schemes: (a) quality schemes: Protected designation of origin (PDO), protected geographi ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 12, 2018   - 83 days
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Support for multi programmes – Information and promotion in any third country(ies) - MULTI-D-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: This topics cover Information provision and promotion programmes targeting any third country(ies). The information and promotion programmes shall target one or several third countries. The objectives of these programmes shall comply with the general and specific objectives set out in Article 2 and 3 of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014. The expected ultimate impact is to enhance the ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 12, 2018   - 83 days
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Support for multi programmes – Union quality schemes OR merits of Union agricultural products - MULTI-C-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: Proposals under this topics should cover either of the following aspects: 1 - For information provision and promotion programmes aiming at increasing the awareness and recognition of Union quality schemes mentioned in Article 5(4)(a), (b) and (c) of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014: The objective is to increase the awareness and recognition of the Union quality schemes: (a) quality ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 12, 2018   - 83 days
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Support for multi programmes – Information and promotion about fruits and vegetables in the context of proper dietary practices - MULTI-B-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: This topic covers information provision and promotion programmes aiming at increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables in the internal market in the context of balanced and proper dietary practices. NOTE: Fruits and vegetables' proposals are also eligible under Topic C and D. For fruits and vegetables' programmes proposed under Topic C, the message shall be different than high ...
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Support for multi programmes – Information and promotion in sustainable sheep/goat meat production - MULTI-A-2018

EC - PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Scope: This topic covers information provision and promotion programmes aiming at highlighting the sustainable aspect of the sheep/goat meat production. NOTE: Sheep/goat meat proposals are also eligible under Topic C and Topic D. For sheep/goat meat's programmes proposed under Topic C, to avoid overlaps, the message shall be different than the sustainable aspect of the sheep/goat meat produc ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 12, 2018   - 83 days
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Innovative/breakthrough mobility concepts (with rail as backbone) - S2R-OC-IPX-03-2018

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Specific Challenge: 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 ev ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Transversal exploratory research activities and knowledge transfer - S2R-OC-IPX-02-2018

Shift2Rail

Specific Challenge: Current activities in S2R are developing the fundamental building blocks that will allow the creation of the future railway interoperable system, but new disruptive technology can accelerate the pace or deviate the path. This topic aim to strengthening the effectiveness of consensual exploratory research building in Europe, through continuous cooperation among the rail co ...
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Paradigm shifts for railway - S2R-OC-IPX-01-2018

Shift2Rail

Specific Challenge: Current activities in S2R are developing the fundamental building blocks that will allow in the future producing interoperable and autonomous passenger or freight trains that can run at a short distance from each other and have the ability to virtually couple and decouple as they travel on existing infrastructure. Arising and promising disruptive technologies (e.g. A.I., ...
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Radio communication and simulation of train dynamics for Distributed Power within long trains - S2R-OC-IP5-01-2018

Shift2Rail

Specific Challenge: Long trains up to 1,500 m with distributed traction units enable operators and infrastructure managers to increase competitiveness and capacity of railway system rapidly. Distributed Power Systems (DPS) steering multiple traction units within 1,500 m trains need: efficient and reliable technologies to transmit traction and braking commands between locos, and ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Supporting the implementation of the IP4 multi-modal transport ecosystem - S2R-OC-IP4-02-2018

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Specific Challenge IP4 is defining a consistent array of services covering all the steps of multi-modal journeys and providing a seamless passenger experience. The long-term CFM project COHESIVE (S2R-CFM-IP4-02- 2017) started in 2017 is consolidating incrementally the various building blocks developed in the IP4 projects and then demonstrating the end-to-end set of services with relevant use-ca ...
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Semantic framework for multimodal transport services - S2R-OC-IP4-01-2018

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Specific Challenge: The topic addresses the IP4 “interoperability framework”, one of the key research and innovation areas of IP4 described in the S2R Master Plan. The challenge for the interoperability framework is to provide seamless connectivity (using open semantic web standards and technologies), in order to address the diversity and variability of standards and protocols of different tran ...
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Measuring and monitoring devices for railway assets - S2R-OC-IP3-01-2018

Shift2Rail

Specific challenge: One of the objectives of the S2R Master Plan Innovation Programme 3 (IP3) “Cost efficient and reliable infrastructure” is to enable the development of a set of cutting-edge on-board and wayside asset- specific measuring and monitoring devices. These will collect and deliver the status data of the railway system (infrastructure and rolling stock). The information collected by ...
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Communication environment assessment and validation - S2R-OC-IP2-03-2018

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Specific Challenge: In the context of the IP2 adaptable communication technology demonstrator the development of the prototypes relies on comprehensive testing and validation activities. These activities shall also cover test scenarios to verify the functionality and capabilities of the adaptable communication system with multiple radio access systems and reproduce the railway environment inclu ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Modern methodologies and verifications for GNSS in Railways and virtual test environment - S2R-OC-IP2-02-2018

Shift2Rail

Specific Challenge: In the framework of the technological developments foreseen within the Innovation Programme 2 of Shift2Rail Master Plan, the application of the new technologies for train localisation using GNSS are seen being one of the most promising technologies able to increase line capacity reducing the trackside life cycle costs. The main challenge is to identify and assembly the basic ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Analysis for Moving Block and implementation of Virtual Coupling concept - S2R-OC-IP2-01-2018

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Specific Challenge: In the framework of the technological developments foreseen within the Innovation Programme 2 of Shift2Rail Master Plan, the application of the most advanced Train Separation systems like Moving Block or other new systems based on Train Centric solutions, are seen being one of the most effective and promising technologies to increase line capacity reducing the trackside life ...
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Technical solutions for the next generation of TCMS - S2R-OC-IP1-01-2018

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Specific Challenge: The Train Control and Monitoring System (TCMS) is the brain and the communications backbone of the train, which has some essential roles on vehicle performance. The next generation of TCMS should include wireless capabilities, should provide seamless coupling, enhanced interoperability, throughput and reliability, should be built on a new architecture based on distributed fu ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Technology demonstrators for competitive, intelligent rail freight operation - S2R-CFM-IP5-01-2018

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Specific Challenge: Within the challenges highlighted in the IP5 part of the S2R Master Plan, the following specific challenges should be addressed by the proposal in answer to this topic: New Automatic Couplers, provided with electrical and data transmission functionalities, need to be implemented. The specific challenges of this call are to complete the detailed design, build up a un ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Passenger service platform specifications for an enhanced multi-modal transport eco-system including Mobility as a Service (MaaS) - S2R-CFM-IP4-01-2018

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Specific Challenges: The topic addresses two IP4 Research and Innovation areas described in the S2R Master Plan: the “Multimodal Travel Services” (TD4.2 and TD4.3) and the “Customer Experience Applications” (TD4.4 and TD4.5). Previous research activities focussed on co-modal journeys using the main transport modes such as airways, railways, coach and ferry, and the related business rules. This ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days
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Research into optimized and future railway infrastructure - S2R-CFM-IP3-01-2018

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Specific Challenge: In the coming years, we can expect a strong growth in rail transport demand, accompanied by aging infrastructure and growing effects of climate change. With respect to the rail infrastructure, in order to face these demands, this call consists of research work aiming at enhancing, optimising and developing switches & crossings (linked to TD 3.1 Enhanced switch & crossing ...
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Advanced Signalling, Automation and Communication System (IP2 and IP5) - S2R-CFM-IP2-01-2018

Shift2Rail

Specific Challenge: Technological developments foreseen under the Innovation Programme 2, building on the results obtained in the project X2Rail-1 (S2R-CFM-IP2-01-2015), require to assess and initially demonstrate how new technologies challenge the traditional signalling principles for a drastic change in railway operations. This covers innovation built around Communications, Moving Block, Test ...
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Implementing new technologies for the TCMS - S2R-CFM-IP1-02-2018

Shift2Rail

Specific Challenge: Shift2Rail’s CONNECTA project (S2R-CFM-IP1-02-2016) together with its complementary action SAFE4RAIL (S2R-OC-IP1-02-2016) have been researching on new technologies to shape the next generation of train control and monitoring systems (TCMS). By the start of the present research and innovation activities, CONNECTA is expected to deliver:   Implementation and val ...
Read Call Deadline Apr 24, 2018   - 95 days