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Helsinki 25.10.2019

Railways in Europe – Shift2rail and its successor program

Time: Friday 25 Oct 2019 klo 8:30–11:30
Venue: Team Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki


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Tom Warras
tom.warras (at)
+358 50 5577 839

Horizon 2020 includes the Joint Undertaking Shift2Rail. This research program with a great number of members, has formally only one member from Finland, the Transport Infrastructure Agency (through EUROC). A last call round is opening in the winter 2019–2020, part of it open also to non-members. For the next program period 2021–27 (Horizon Europe) a new Joint Undertaking is in planning "Transforming Europe's Rail System" and probably successfully.
Together with Shift2Rail we organize an information meeting in Helsinki


8:30 Registration, networking and coffee
9:00 Welcome words

  • The Smart Mobility Finland Program and its ambition for European collaborations
    Tom Warras, Executive Coordinator, Business Finland, National Contact Point for H2020 Transport
  • Presentation of Shift2Rail and its open call 2020
    Giorgio Travaini, Head of Research & Innovation, Shift2Rail
  • Transforming Europe's Rail System, a potential partnership in Horizon Europe – state of play and next steps
    Tom Warras, BF, and Giorgio Travaini, Shift2Rail
  • How UNIFE can support manufacturing companies for answering Shift2Rail open calls 
  • The ERRAC platform and the ERRAC 2030 R&I priorities published in September 2019 
    Nicolas Furio, Head of Technical Unit, UNIFE
  • Discussion on themes most interesting for the Finnish railway industry

11:30 Closing of meeting