Digital Automated Coupler innovation for the European Delivery Programme


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Annual Grant Programmes of the Directorate Generals of the European Commission

Identifier Code



Digital Automated Coupler innovation for the European Delivery Programme


The action shall result in contributing to achieve the objectives of the European Digital Automatic Coupler (DAC) Delivery Programme, in particular to bridge the research and innovation within IP5 and the future deployment of the European DAC.

Detailed Call Description

The action is expected to be substantial in accelerating the adoption of a European DAC solution together with the constituent supporting elements that will contribute to materialise a major transformation of the rail freight sector, to improve operations, services and performance, to attract new clients, to create new skills and competences for staff and improve safety and, finally, to set the basis for Digital Rail Freight.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Transport

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


EU Contact Point

Shift2Rail Joint Under