Horizon 2020 - Shift2rail Studies Conducted by DATEM Operations Directorate: The membership process of Shift2Rail Joint Venture is carried out by DATEM Operations Directorate on behalf of TCDD.
The Horizon 2020 program, which will be carried out by the European Commission, will support R&D projects to be carried out between 2014-2020. Shift2Rail (S2R) joint venture in the railway sector within the framework of the development of innovative R & D projects for the European Union has been determined as the only authorized entity by the European Commission. The founding members of this joint venture, which was established to create a common railway technology for the European railway industry, are Alstom, Ansaldo STS, Bombardier, CAF, Siemens, Thales NetworkRail and Trafikverket, together with the European Commission.
The main purpose of the projects offered under the joint venture is to reduce the costs by increasing the service life of the railway systems, to keep up with the increasing transportation capacity, to develop a safer and environmentally friendly transportation technology of railway systems.
The membership process of our organization to the Shift2Rail Joint Venture is carried out within the framework of EUROC (European Rail Operating Community Consortium) coordinated by UIC and by DATEM Operations Directorate on behalf of TCDD. Only our Company can participate in this type of joint venture as a member from our country. Our membership process is also officially supported by TÜBİTAK.
The work packages proposed by DATEM were included in the project proposals prepared by the Shift2Rail Joint Venture and the project proposals submitted to the EU Commission by the technical staff of researcher personnel who are experts in the subjects of the Directorate and in the IN2SMART and IN2RAIL projects submitted to the EU Commission.
IP (Innovation Program - Innovation Programs) determined by the Shift2Rail Joint Venture and the basis of the project proposals is determined under 5 headings.
IP 1 - Railway vehicles
IP 2 - Signaling
IP 3 - Infrastructure
IP 4 - Passenger services
IP 5 - Freight transport
Our Corporation will participate in R&D projects to be carried out in the IP 3 - Infrastructure innovation program, one of these innovation programs. The IN2016SMART and IN2RAIL projects, which will start in 2, will be carried out by expert research personnel working at the DATEM Business Directorate.