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FUTUre RAil freight transport: cost-effective, safe, quiet and green!

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EC-Contrib. €






 FUTURA project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the FUTURA project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "FUTURA" about.

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Project "FUTURA" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: BREZINA 102
postcode: 8250
website: n.a.

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 Coordinator Country Slovenia [SI]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙384˙150 €
 EC max contribution 1˙668˙905 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2. (PRIORITY 'Industrial leadership')
 Code Call H2020-FTIPilot-2015-1
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-03-01   to  2018-02-28


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KOVIS PROIZVODNA DRUZBA DOO SI (BREZICE) coordinator 999˙092.00
2    ZX-BENET CZ SRO CZ (SILHEROVICE) participant 246˙312.00
3    OMNIA KLF A.S. SK (KYSUCKE NOVE MESTO) participant 245˙000.00
4    VYSKUMNY USTAV DOPRAVNY AS SK (Zilina) participant 178˙500.00


 Project objective

'The FUTURA action will improve the quality and safety of life of over 55 millions of EU citizens, who live or work near train tracks. The main objective of the action is to provide last development steps for market launch of Divided Rail Freight Brake Disc (DRFB disc). DRFB disc is a revolutionary solution, influencing 3 key elements in the rail freight transport: 1) safety and security, 2) health and environment and 3) cost-effectiveness with strong horizontal and vertical 'spill-over' effects and crucial social, economic and technical impacts. Today there are two competitive solutions: K-block and non-divided brake disc (the current state-of-the-art). Although non-divided brake disc is a superior solution (as it ensures higher safety, lower noise levels and less vibrations), it is used in practice in less than 10%, because it is too expensive. That is the problem that FUTURA action is solving. Our ambitious solution, DRFB disc, was developed by 4 high impact companies in the field of development, production and testing components for freight rail vehicles. The specific objectives of FUTURA action are: 10-15 dB lower noise, 11% shorter braking distance, 14% less vibrations, 21% lower mass, 7% less accidents, 12% less damage of freight, 50% longer life cycle of wheels, 13% lower LCC of the disc. For an operator with 1,000 6-axle wagons, the savings within a life-cycle would amount to 5,838,000 € in comparison with K-block and 9,840,000 € in comparison with non-divided brake disc. DRFB disc will contribute considerably toward increasing the transported freight volumes via rail, which is environmentally friendlier than alternative modes (by road and air). Total available market size for our innovation is around 12 billion € per year. Our key target markets are EU, USA, Canada, Russia, China, India and Brazil. The aim of commercialising the innovation is to capture 7% of the market share in the production of brakes for rail freight wagons on the global market.'


List of deliverables.
4 events for a professional public and scientific releases Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 11:57:26
2 actions at schools Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 11:57:28
Joint report on prototype presentations and testing results – personal and at fairs Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 11:57:31
Minutes of expert meetings Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:57:40
8 meeting minutes Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:57:30
5 articles in professional and scientific journals Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 11:57:31
Patent filing Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 11:57:29
500 leaflets, 500 brochures, 1 Roll-up, 500 USB flash drives, 500 folders, 500 pens Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 11:57:38
3 press conferences, 4 press releases, 4 articles, 1 video for TV, 1 radio / TV interview Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 11:57:27
Corporate identity of the project, website and FB profile of the action Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 15:02:51

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of FUTURA deliverables.

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