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ERCI – European Railway Clusters Initiative

Topics for Shift2Rail Call 2020 are published!

Express your interest and find partners now – the calls for the EU funding programme Shift2Rail are published.

ERCI has the main facts for you:

  • The funding rates are 100 per cent for Research and Innovation Activities (RIA), likewise for companies.
  • Only proposals with consortia of at least 3 partners from at least 3 different EU-countries are admitted.

Exclusive for members of ERCI clusters:

  • Free consultation on programme by your cluster manager
  • Free support on identifying partners or funding consortia by European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI). ERCI supported 8 consortia in applying for proposals in 2019 with 3 of them being successful.

Please find the Calls below. If you are interested in participating, please fill in the appropriate document and send to the contact person of your cluster which is an ERCI partner until 20.12.2019. If you are not a member of one of the ERCI partners, please contact Mr. Lutz Hübner from Cluster Transport, Mobility and Lo­gis­tics Berlin-Branden­burg (Phone: +49 30 46302-573; Email:


Shift2Rail 2020 Info Day

The event will be held on 10 December at the Egg, Brussels and will give you an overview of the aims and results of the Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Programme and introduce you to the possibilities to get involved in bringing European mobility forward. During the day, you will be able to find out about Shift2Rail’s upcoming funding opportunity: Shift2Rail Call for Proposals 2020.This event is aimed at interested companies and research organisations that wish to carry out collaborative research and innovation projects in the area of railway mobility, in cooperation with the projects of Shift2Rail members. >>Shift2Rail Info Day 2020

Overview of Topics for Shift2Rail Call 2020:

Innovation Programme 1 (IP1): Cost Efficient and Reliable Trains

Innovation Programme 2 (IP2) – Advanced Traffic Management and Control Systems

Innovation Programme 3 (IP3): Cost Efficient and Reliable Infrastructure

Innovation Programme 4 (IP4): IT Solutions for attractive railway services

Innovation Programme 5 (IP5): Technologies for sustainable and attractive European rail freight

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