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ERCI – European Railway Clusters Initiative

Project LEADER 2030

 

   

The project is supported by the Europe’s Rail JU and its members

 

LEADER 2030 project (acronym of “Learnings for European Autonomy to Deliver Europe’s Rail in 2030”) is funded under the Europe’s Rail JU programme, call “European value chains for rail supply” (Horizon-ER-JU-2022-ExpIR-06).

 

Project Coordinator: Ms Veronica Elena Bocci (ERCI / DITECFER)

 

LEADER 2030 objectives are:

(1) Understanding:
(a) what has already proven to be vulnerable in the EU industrial ecosystems in general (given cross-sectorial problems), and in the EU Rail supply chain (OEMs and 1-3 Tiers) and Raw materials supply chain in detail;
(b) what the ERJU-driven innovations for 2030 will look like in terms of components and raw materials (detail from OEMs to 1-3 Tiers level);
(c) what the European supply capacity of such components and raw materials will look like;
(d) what elements will impact on such supply capacity (enablers, obstacles);
(e) how enablers can be further boosted and how obstacles can be fixed/mitigated to foster autonomy and resilience;
(f) what will go out from the Rail supply chain in terms of demand in 2030, and (i) if this can be used to free-up components and raw materials useful to the new innovations (ii) how to support the reconversion (total/partial) of affected companies;
(g) how to get the Rail supply industry – with specific attention to SMEs and start-ups – ready for 2030 demand;

(2) Proposing/Recommending policy-level actions and industrial-level actions as result of all the intelligence analysis made in the project.
The ultimate goal of the project is in fact to assess and increase the European Rail Supply Industry capacity to deliver the European vision of a radically transformed railway system in 2030, and thanks to this, to remain global leader.
To achieve this, LEADER 2030 has developed a very holistic approach and methodology thanks to a very strong and complementary partnership joining all the necessary competences from the Rail, Raw Materials and Innovation sectors, and strategically open to synergies with other relevant organisations in Europe that already support the project with their LoS (10).
The key call’s request to ensure coverage of the Rail Supply SMEs and start-up is ensured by the Coordinator, as European Metacluster of the Rail Supply Chain with 2.000 companies, of which >1.500 SMEs.

Project keywords: Railway, Supply chain management, Industrial ecosystems, Clusters, Value chain, SMEs, Autonomy, Supplies disruption, Resilience, Global competitiveness, Geopolitics, Risk mitigation, Industrial alliances, Circular economy

The project Partners: The LEADER 2030 Consortium brings together all the necessary and complementary skills, both disciplinary and inter-disciplinary, including social sciences and humanities, that make it possible to address the call challenges in a really holistic way:

  • ERCI is the Brussels-based European meta-cluster of the Railway Industry, composed by 18 Clusters impacting on 17 European countries and on >2.000 companies of the Rail Value chain, of which >1.500 SMEs. ERCI Vice President is the project Coordinator. She is member of the European Commission Expert Group on the Competitiveness of the Rail Supply Industry, and member of the Advisory Group of the ERASMUS+ “STAFFER” project.
  • GKZ is a German triple helix network of 165 private corporations, research organisations, academia and administration operating along the entire value chain in the Raw materials, Energy and Environmental sector. At EU level GKZ holds membership in the European Technology Platform of Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETPSMR), the Council of Mining and Metallurgy Regions (CoMMER), the European Cluster Collaboration Platform and an MoU with EIT Raw Materials.
  • Railenium is the Institut for Technology Research of the French rail supply industry. It develops innovation projects highly market-driven, to support the competitiveness of the supply industry. Its activities cover development, validation and testing of technologies and innovative solutions, shortening the time-to-market of innovations. Previously Associated Member of the Shift2Rail JU.
  • Teknopark Istanbul is a science and technology park established by the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO). It currently hosts 300+ companies with 6000+ R&D personnel, which is planned to become 1763 companies and 40,000 employees by 2030. Teknopark is the house of specialised clusters such as the Industrial Defense and Aerospace Cluster and Private R&D Centers Cooperation Platform.

 

Follow the project news and updates on social media: LEADER 2030 | LinkedIn

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the Europe’s Rail JU. Neither the European Union nor the Europe’s Rail JU can be held responsible for them.

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Public deliverables

NumberDeliverable nameShort descriptionWork package numberShort name of lead participantTypeDisseminati on levelDelivery date (in months)

1.1

Map of disruptions experienced so far by the Rail Supply industry and lessons for the futureResult of the pan-European survey of the Rail Supply industry on disruptions experienced since 2020, plus key insights from the desk research on disruptions in raw materials useful for WP3

1

ERCI

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PU

M6

1.2

Lessons on disruptions and resilience from other sectorsList of lessons and best practices on disruptions and resilience from other industrial sectors

1

TEK

R

PU

M6

1.3

Supplies alerts for the futureList of supplies for the railway sector and raw materials supplies having experienced impactful disruptions

1

ERCI

R

PU

M7

2.1

Map of Railway needs in 2030Report on railway innovations in 2030 and technologies required vs. disruptions in supplies and products

2

RLN

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PU

M14

3.1

Forecast for autonomy, bottlenecks and gaps for Europe’s Rail 2030 raw material supplyReport on forecast for autonomy, bottlenecks and gaps for Europe’s Rail 2030 raw material supply

3

GKZ

R

PU

M24

4.1

LEADER 2030 intelligence analysis and recommendat ions to deliver Europe’s Rail 2030Report summarising all the previous research and providing recommendations to the European Institutions and organisations (policy, industrial)

4

ERCI

R

PU

M27

4.2

LEADER 2030 Final intelligence analysis and recommendat ions to deliver Europe’s Rail 2030Final Report validated after the consultation phase

4

ERCI

R

PU

M30

5.1

Plan for Dissemination and Exploitation, including Communication activitiesRevision at M6 of the Plan presented in the project proposal

5

ERCI

R

CO

M6

5.2

Data Management PlanDetailed data management plan for making the data/research outputs findable, accessible and reusable

5

TEK

R

PU

M6

5.4

Exploitation Strategy and Implementation RoadmapStrategy and Roadmap on how to better exploit the project findings (knowledge and IPR) to support the resilience of the Rail supply industry

5

TEK

R

CO

M30

5.5

Final Data Management PlanFinal version of the detailed data management plan for making the data/research outputs findable, accessible and reusable

5

TEK

R

PU

M30

6.1

Project Management PlanA Project Management Plan defining the agreed principles to be used in the project for Risk Management, Configuration Management version and revision and approvals of documents, and all necessary coordination activities (meetings, reporting, etc.).

6

ERCI

R

CO

M3

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