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Spanish Railways Technological Platform

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What is the Railway Technology Platform?

Objectives

  • Define the R&D and innovation priorities for the Sector.
  • Promote R&D and innovation, coordinate public and private investments.
  • Integrate R&D and innovation agents (joint projects, technology transfer and flow of information).
  • Identify R&D and innovation projects which are consistent with the objectives of the PEIT (Spanish Strategic Plan for Infrastructures and Transport).
  • Promote joint projects between the different elements of the Science-Technology-Enterprise system which may fit into national and European calls for proposals.
  • Extend and optimise the way in which companies use public and private research infrastructures.
  • Identify training shortcomings and coordinate training plans.
  • Advise public administrations and cooperate with them in the development of sector-specific policies and other actions as required.
  • Promote intermodality between railways and other forms of transport, so as to contribute to sustainable transport.
  • Promote the participation of Spanish companies in European consortia.
  • Defend Spanish interests through coordination actions with ERRAC.
  • Contribute to the development of Spanish research centres and groups which are competitive at the European level.
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