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ERRAC Plenary highlights research & innovation progress, and welcomes new leadership

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30 June 2021 ERRAC is a research platform composed of representatives from each of the major European railway research stakeholders: manufacturers, operators, infrastructure managers, the European Commission, EU Member States, academics and user groups. ERRAC covers all forms of rail…

Kicking-off the European Year of Rail 2021

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2021 is the European Year of Rail! On 29 March, the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union will hold a joint conference to officially kick-off the initiative together. The virtual conference will be livestreamed from Lisbon…

ERRAC, the Technology Platform for the rail sector in Europe, disappointed by the message of the European Commission on the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking

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PRESS RELEASE (Brussels, 19th November 2020) The European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), rail’s European Technology Platform (ETP), held its Plenary today digitally. The ERRAC Plenary welcomed a presentation on the new ERRAC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), which…

Public consultation on the Rail Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)

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ERRAC has just produced for the railway sector the draft Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). This draft can be found HERE. This document, describing the sector’s ambitions for the future technically-enabled railway and its research and innovation needs, is…

There is no green future without railways

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There is no 🌻green future without railways – ERRAC will get us back on track! As the world takes on challenges ranging from COVID-19 to climate change, research and innovation will provide us with the solutions needed to overcome them….

Next ERRAC plenary to be held on 19 November 2020 as a webinar

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Report on ERRAC Plenary held in November 2019 On the 29th November 2019 the ERRAC Plenary meeting took place in Brussels with the participation of more than 70 stakeholders. It was chaired by Alberto Parrondo, Chair of ERRAC, together with…

Research and innovation – enablers of strong and resilient rail services

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ERRAC, the European Rail Research and Advisory Council, fully supports proposals being made by the sector for a new iteration of the ‘Shift2Rail’ Joint Undertaking and its rail research programme. The proposals for a new ‘Institutional Partnership’ under Horizon Europe…

ERRAC at Innotrans Berlin – Event postponed to 27-30 April 2021

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Innotrans is the world’s leading innovation trade fair that take place every two years in Berlin, and where the railway transport sector has an opportunity to showcase its latest developments and technologies. The thirteenth edition of InnoTrans will take place…

New governance for ERRAC

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ERRAC, the European Technology Platform (ETP) for railways, met today in plenary format in Brussels. In addition to receiving keynote contributions from DGMOVE and DGResearch about FP 9 (Horizon Europe) and the current state of play with the Shift2Rail programme…