NEXTGEAR kick-off meeting

12 March 2020

The kick-off meeting of the NEXTGEAR (NEXT generation of methods, concepts and solutions for the design of robust and sustainable running GEAR)  project was successfully held in Brussels on 18 December 2019. 
Philippe Citroën, UNIFE Director General, welcomed the participants and emphasized the importance of NEXTGEAR project within Shift2Rail program. The contribution of the project to the achievement of the Master Plan and the MAAP objectives and Shift2Rail’s expectations were reiterated by Javier Ibáñez de Yrigoyen, Shift2Rail IP1 Programme Manager.  
Being the first meeting with all partners participation, the kick off meeting was dedicated to present the working plan and schedule of NEXTGEAR’s work packages, including cooperation with other projects (specifically with its complementary CFM project PIVOT 2).