The Shift2Rail-JU funded project held its External Advisory Board on 17 January 2022

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CARBODIN External Advisory Board successfully held on 17th January 2022 to review the project innovations with perspectives from industry and academia.

Meeting Programme
  1. General project presentation and round presentation of all attendants
  2. “Conclusions and exploitation perspectives from an industrial point of view” (MASATS) and discussion
  3. “Testing activities on train boarding device: methodological approach, experimental procedure, and preliminary results” (DICEA) and discussion
  4. “WS2 Advanced Hybrid Structural Health Monitoring Advancements” (CERTH) and discussion
  5. “Modular tooling and parts manufacturing for composite car body” (EURECAT) and discussion
  6. Presentation of “CARBODIN technical advancements on molds manufacturing” (SMT) and discussion
  7. “Novel automated manufacturing solutions for car body shell applications based in CFRP” (AIMEN) and discussion
  8. “Development of innovative lightweight structures for trains” (CG Rail) and discussion
  9. Final discussion and wrap up

The Advisory Board members came from academic and industrial background and were selected for their expertise in CARBODIN focus area. The members were: Prof. Markus Hecht, Prof. Kostopoulos Vassilis, Prof. Argyrios Zolotas, Prof. Mareks Mezītis and Mr. Daniel Claret.

Members of the Board and CARBODIN partners engaged in a wide discussion on the innovations developed within the three CARBODIN blocks – carbody shell, doors and interiors – which proved to be rich in feedbacks and insights. This event will allow CARBODIN to identify the best exploitation strategies for its innovative results.

From CARBODIN, a big thank you to all the participants!

Presentations delivered during this Board can be downloaded below:

For further information, please contact Alessio Tardivo at

This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail JU under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under Grant Agreement 881814.

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