The MaDe4Rail project dedicated to innovative solutions for rail networks kicks off09.07.2023
On 6 July 2023, the kick-off meeting of MaDe4Rail – the R&I project dedicated to pioneering solutions for magnetic and pneumatic levitation applied to railway infrastructure – was held in the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane headquarters in Rome/Italy.
MaDe4Rail, is a project launched under the second 2022 call of Europe’s Rail, the institutionalized European Research and Innovation Partnership co-funded by the European Commission.
At Nevomo, we are very happy to be part of MaDe4Rail – Maglev-derived Systems for Rail. A project of Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (ER JU), the public-private partnership between the #EU and the railway sector with the aim of supporting the development of a globally competitive European railway industry.
Within 12 months, MaDe4Rail aims to research how to overcome the current limitations of the railway system and enable even faster, more efficient and sustainable travel through innovative, high-speed transport systems based on magnetic levitation, as an integrated part of a future railway system.
The project aims also to integrate Maglev-derived Systems into the European transport system. It has a duration of 12 months and a budget of 2.56 million euro, of which 1.5 million euro is co-financed by the European Commission. The project commenced last 30 June with the signing of the Grant Agreement and shall be developed in collaboration with the 16 European partners, counting railway operators, engineering companies, technology developers, universities and research centres, from eight European countries.