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Rail Infrastructure Systems Engineering Network

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 495 000

Participants (13)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 85 500
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MER MEC FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
3 Rue Marc Donadille Les Baronnies Bat A Technopol Gombert
13013 Marseille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROADSCANNERS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Varastotie 2
96100 Rovaniemi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Rua Goncalo Mendes Maia 1350 1 H
4425 656 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Evoleo Technologies GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Prinzenstr. 22
80639 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LORAM FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Yliopistonkatu 58 D
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (9)

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
United States
Address
1901 South First Street Suite A
618207406 Champaign
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTHWEST JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Er Huan Road Bei Yi Section 111
610031 Chengdu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Australia
Address
Northfields Avenue
2522 Wollongong Nsw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 77
02139 Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DENESHGAH E ELM SANAAT E IRAN
Iran
Address
Narmak Tehran 1684613114
16845 163 Tehran
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
Address
Rua Da Reitoria 109 Butanta
05508 900 Sao Paulo Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Railway Technical Research Institute
Japan
Address
2-8-38 Hikaricho
185-8540 Kokubunjishi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)