EURNEX, the EUropean rail Research Network of Excellence
EURNEX, the EUropean rail Research Network of EXcellence, is an association representing European institutional scientific knowledge, research and education. It comprises 32 scientific institutes in the area of rail transport and mobility all over Europe, Marocco and China, represented by the standing committee with Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris and Dr. Marion Berbineau.
Since April 2016, Dr.-Ing. Armando Carrillo Zanuy has been appointed by the general assembly as the Secretary General of the association.
The objective of the association is to promote research and development of the rail system, particularly:
to enhance co-operation in research and education as well as the knowledge transferbetween the Members of the Association, European Universities and Research Establishments being interested in railway research, incl. multidisciplinary capabilities
to facilitate the scheduling and implementation of joint research projects between Members and to build up a sustainable research environment for the railway sector
to develop links between Members of the Association, industrial partners and operators within the railway sector
to increase the awareness of specific high quality research needs and opportunities for cooperation with the railway sector
to promote the railway contribution to sustainable transport policy
to improve the competitiveness and economic stability of the railway sector and industry