i-TRANS is the leader of the RECORD project “Regions in Europe Coordinate and Optimize innovation and competitiveness policy instruments towaRDs improving the sustainability of transport” – study case of SMEs in the railway sector.

This project was set up in partnership with the Hauts-de-France Region, ITAINNOVA, Technological Institute of Aragon (Spain), DITECFER (Italian railway cluster), the Västmanland Region (Sweden) and the Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia).


  • Identify best practices at regional levels to support and stimulate innovation (especially collaborative innovation)
  • Define how to increase the participation and investment of SMEs in R&D projects in the railway sector with the help of the Regions
  • Develop regional action plans to support SMEs in their innovation strategy


Discover the result of this project in video: