MISTRAL project has been funded by H2020 Programme -Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking 2015 call (2R-OC-IP2-03-2015, Research and Innovation Action).

MISTRAL will elaborate the Technical Specification of the future communication system for all railways in light of the migration from the current obsolete GSM-R: the new radio system will leverage the broadband capacity of IP-based wireless communication to enhance signaling but also to make possible innovative services for both users and train automation/control. To achieve the objective, MISTRAL will generate firstly a portfolio of foreseeable future communication scenarios.

Then, a Techno-Economic Proposition consistent with future scenarios will be defined, including a portfolio of innovative services ushered-in by new technologies and compliant with new users requirements as well as with safety, security and QoS requirements. Such Techno-Economic proposition will be subject to a Business Viability Analysis and to a Technical Viability Analysis. Subsequently, the results of such Business and Technical Viability Analysis will be used as basis to refine and finalize the Validated Techno-Economic proposition, which will thus rely on an optimized life-cycle cost and on a sound portfolio of innovative services. The Validated Techno-Economic proposition will be the main output of MISTRAL.

ISMB is the coordinator of this project and within the project the Business Model & Policy Iinnovation Research Unit will be in charge of Business Modelling Activities.

Innovation Development