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Rail Infrastructure Systems Engineering Network

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691135

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 170 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 057 500

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

Objective

Social and economic growth, security and sustainability in Europe are at risk of being compromised due to aging and failing railway infrastructure systems. This partly reflects a recognised skill shortage in railway infrastructure engineering. This project, RISEN, aims to enhance knowledge creation and transfer using both international and intersectoral secondment mechanisms among European Advanced Rail Research Universities/SMEs and Non-EU, world-class rail universities including the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Southwest Jiaotong University (China), Tsinghua University (China), University of California Berkeley (USA), Railway Technical Research Institute (Japan), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Iranian University of Science and Technology (Iran) and University of Wollongong (Australia). This project adds research skill mobility and innovation dimension to existing bilateral collaborations between universities through research exchange, joint research supervision, summer courses, international training and workshops, and joint development of innovative inventions. It spans over 4 years from April 2016 to March 2020.

RISEN aims to produce the next generation of engineers and scientists needed to meet the challenge of providing sustainable, smart and resilient railway infrastructure systems critical for maintaining European competitiveness. The emphasis will be placed on the resilience and adaptation of railway and urban transport infrastructures using integrated smart systems. Such critical areas of the research theme will thus be synergised to improve response and resilience of rail infrastructure systems to climate change, extreme events from natural and human-made hazards, and future operational demands. In addition, researchers will benefit from the co-location of engineering education, training and research alongside world-class scientists and industry users through this initiative. Lessons learnt from rail infrastructure management will be shared and utilised to assure integrated and sustainable rail transport planning for future cities and communities.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Address

Edgbaston
B15 2tt Birmingham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 265 500

Participants (13)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 162 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

TTY-SAATIO

Finland

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 94 500

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 9 000

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 49 500

MER MEC FRANCE

France

ROADSCANNERS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 27 000

EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 94 500

Evoleo Technologies GmbH

Germany

Partners (9)

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

United States

SOUTHWEST JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY

China

University of Wollongong

Australia

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

United States

DENESHGAH E ELM SANAAT E IRAN

Iran

UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

United States

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY

China

Railway Technical Research Institute

Japan

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691135

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 170 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 057 500

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom