Joint undertaking call SHIFT2RAIL - 2017 H2020-S2RJU-2017 Closed!


The mission of the S2R JU is to coordinate and manage the Union research and innovation investments in the European rail sector.

In this respect, its main objective is to implement the S2R Programme, research and innovation activities in the railway sector in Europe, through the collaboration between stakeholders in the entire railway value chain, also outside the traditional rail sector, with particular attention to SMEs, research and technology centres and universities.

The S2R Joint Undertaking shall, more specifically, seek to develop, integrate, demonstrate, and validate innovative technologies and solutions that uphold the strictest safety and security standards and the value of which can be measured.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • S2R-CFM-CCA-01-2017: Improving railway services for users and operators
  • S2R-CFM-IP1-01-2017: Development of new technological concepts towards the next generation of rolling stock, applied to major subsystems such as Carbody, Running Gear, Brakes, Doors and Modular interiors
  • S2R-CFM-IP2-01-2017: Enhancing railway signalling systems thanks to applying satellite positioning; developing an on-board safe Train Integrity; applying formal methods approach and standardised interfaces, and enhancing Traffic Management System (TMS) functions
  • S2R-CFM-IP3-01-2017: Smart system energy management solutions and future station solutions
  • S2R-CFM-IP4-01-2017: Technical framework for attractive railway services
  • S2R-CFM-IP4-02-2017: IP4 overall integration and demonstration
  • S2R-CFM-IP5-01-2017: Real-time information applications and energy efficient solutions for rail freight
  • S2R-OC-CCA-01-2017: Smart maintenance and human capital
  • S2R-OC-IP1-01-2017: Innovative materials & modular design for rolling stock applications
  • S2R-OC-IP1-02-2017: Tools, methodologies and technological development of the next generation of Running Gear
  • S2R-OC-IP2-01-2017: Operational conditions of the signalling and automation systems; signalling system hazard analysis and GNSS SIS characterization along with Formal Method application in railway field
  • S2R-OC-IP2-02-2017: Energy harvesting methodologies for trackside and on-board signalling and communication devices. Adaptation of already existing technologies for developing a purely on-board Train Integrity
  • S2R-OC-IP3-01-2017: Smart metering and asset management of railway systems
  • S2R-OC-IP3-02-2017: Future stations and accessibility (IP1 and IP3)
  • S2R-OC-IP3-03-2017: Satellite and autonomous monitoring systems’ solution
  • S2R-OC-IP4-01-2017: Smart technologies for improved travel companion and trip tracking
  • S2R-OC-IP5-01-2017: Real-time yard and network management


European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 56,40 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 March 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Annual work Plan (Work programme)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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