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"LAYER 3". Project co-financed by POR FESR Toscana 2014 – 2020

POR FESR 2014-2020 action 1.1 sub-action a1 – Tender notice 2 ““Research and development projects of the MPMI”.

“LAYER 3” project

The aim of the Layer 3 project is the prototype development of an electronic device called "Layer 3 Switch for train ETHERNET network". The prototype is equipped with new generation processors ("Packet Processors") capable of speeding up by three orders of magnitude (compared to current capacity) the process of filtering, analysis and routing of data packets that are transferred over an ETHERNET network installed on board the train. 

Eligible Expenditure: EURO 702.209,59 
Contribution granted: EURO 266.836,18

"PROCESS INNOVATION". Project co-financed by POR FESR Toscana 2014 - 2020

POR FESR TOSCANA 2014 – 2020 -ACTION 3.1.1. Sub-action 3.1.1a3) “Aids aimed at containing and contrasting the epidemiological emergency COVID-19”. Tuscany Investment Fund – Investment Aid. 

 “Process Innovation” project 

 The project provides for:

  • Expenditure for tools and equipment for process innovation;
  • Expenditure for medical devices and the maintenance of plants and common areas in order to ensure that the safety levels for the prevention of Covid-19 are met.

Eligible Expenditure: EURO 153.574,87
Contribution granted: EURO 79.351,11 

"VALUE CHAIN MANAGEMENT". Project co-financed by POR FESR Toscana 2014 - 2020

POR CREO 2014-2020 Contribution by the European Regional Development Fund Regional Operational Program 2014-2020 Action 1.1.2 Announcement A "Support to MPMI for the acquisition of innovation services".

“Value Chain Management” Project
The project is addressed at providing the company with a flexible and effective tool to control all production, supply chain, and after-sales operations, in order to improve the existing document management process. This project is expected to lead to reduced processing times, increased production efficiency and profit margins. 

"VDS Rail Track USA 2.0". Project co-financed by POR FESR Toscana 2014 - 2020. 

POR CREO 2014-2020 Contribution by the European Regional Development Fund Regional Operational Program 2014-2020 Action 3.4.2 sub a) "Internationalization of the regional production system: export aid manufacturing MPMI" and Action 3.4.2 sub b) "Internationalization and promotion on foreign markets of the MPMI tourist offer system “Incentives to purchasing of support services to internationalization of SMEs operating in the manufacturing sectors, aimed at granting subsidies to support Tuscany’s export and the promotion on foreign markets of the Tuscan tourist offer system”.

"VDS Rail Track USA 2.0" Project

The project aims at improving the distribution of VDS Rail’s products on the USA and Canada markets. Specific actions and marketing activities will be undertaken (e.g. VDS Rail's participation in INNOTRANS International Exhibition) in order to find potential business partners for the North American market. 

"ALL FOR ONE ". Project co-financed by POR FESR FVG 2014-2020

POR FESR 2014-2020 Contribution of the European Regional Development Fund Regional Operational Program 2014-2020 Activities 1.3.a - Call for DGR 1232/2017 “Incentives to companies for collaborative industrialresearch activities and experimental development”.

"ALL FOR ONE" Project

This project aims at developing a prototype of Ethernet Switch for deterministic-type applications. This prototype is expected to bring together the benefit of using a standard and widespread technology (Ethernet) and the necessity to ensure that the data transfer is made within a defined term. A new architecture will be developed, incorporating the latest innovations of the Ethernet standards introduced by the TSN task group.

Eligible expenditure: EURO 168,967.67 
Contribution granted: EURO 92,932.22  


POR FESR TOSCANA 2021 – 2027 - ACTION 1.3.1. “Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) export

“Internationalization and Sustainability” Project

The project aims to:

  • activate a specialist consultancy service in the US market, at economically sustainable conditions in relation to the financial and organisational reality of the company;
  • participate at the leading international trade fair for transport technology (InnoTrans 2024);
  • integrate services to improve internal processes and therefore the products offered by VDS Rail on the international markets, such as ISO 14001 environmental certification and carbon footprint analysis.

Eligible expenditure: EURO 87,208.20

Contribution granted: EURO 37,708.28  

“INTERNATIONALIZATION 2022” Project co-financed by POR FESR FVG 2014-2020

DPREG N.127 / Pres. dated 11/10/22 – 2022-2023 announcement - Intervention aimed at promoting Internationalization

“Internationalization 2022” Project

The project aims to:

  • collaborate with an American technical / marketing consultant, in order to promote the commercial penetration of the VDS Rail’s products in the US market; enable the company to participate to the main supply tenders of Rolling Stock market in America’s major cities;
  • participate in the trade shows such as: APTA 2023 (Orlando - USA), SIFER 2023 (Lille - FRANCE), RAILTEX 2022 e 2023 (London and Birmingham - UK).

Eligible expenditure: EURO 168,032.78

Contribution granted: EURO 67,178.56