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Profile of registrant

EURNEX Association

Identification number in the register: 24556626973-95
Registration date: 19/10/11 17:50:09

The information on this organisation was last modified on 07/10/13 11:43:39
The date of the last annual update was 07/10/13 11:43:39

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: EURNEX Association
Legal status: Association
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Academic institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Wolfgang H. Steinicke
Position: Directorate & Secretary General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Wolfgang H. Steinicke
Position: Directorate & Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 29 Hubertusallee 
Berlin 14193
Telephone number: (+49 30) 31997020
Fax number: (+49 30) 31998533
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: EURNEX Association, the European transport research provider for SME & industries
EURNEX, the EUropean rail Research Network of EXcellence, has successfully turned into a self standing legal entity by November 2007. It comprises 48 scientific institutes in the area of transport and mobility all over Europe (EU27), represented by the standing committee with W. Steinicke, M. Pereira and P. Moos. The Advisory Board to direct research consists of high level decision makers from rail sector. EURNEX is the first research cluster of excellence to underpin the European Research Area in the rail sector. Driven by operators and industries and supported by the European Commission EURNEX provides multidisciplinary R&D organised in scientific poles of excellence, pursuing
- Integration and knowledge sharing throughout EU27
- Providing local based services in the EU member states representing the summarized knowledge of the European rail research community
- Fostering innovative, practical solutions to increase competitiveness of rail transport stakeholders and overall system.
- Strategic development for the rail system of the future
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 500
Complementary information: KEY PERSONS:

Ass. Prof. Wolfgang H. Steinicke , Secretary General of EURNEX, has a degree in physics and many years of experience in research, development, marketing, and business development in a global mobility provider. He was Vice-President DASA, Head of Concept and Study Division / Think Tank and deputy head of the Aircraft & Helicopter Division at MBB/DASA, and spent 10 years in development, manufacturing, sales, as Corporate Technical Director and board member of Buck GmbH. He was managing director and partner of GRIMM GmbH (SME) for five years, then an aerospace industry consultant and managing director of FAV Berlin. Mr Steinicke has been chairman of the Bavarian Committee for Science, Technology and Education, integrating Science, Economics and Politics for over ten years. He is also coordinator of several EU projects (NOE´s, IP´s), such EURNEX, EUDD, MODTRAIN/MODLINK and a lecturer at the TU Berlin. He was involved in industrial counter-terrorism actions in the 1980s and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies IISS London. He is founder and chairman of the High Level Expert Group “Airport of the Future” with CEO´s from airports, airlines, politics (e. g. EU Commission (DG TREN)), ATC institutions and industry (e. g. EADS/Airbus, MTU and Rolls-Royce) and Secretary General of the European Research Network of Excellence EURNEX, Co-Leader EURNEX pole Strategy and Economics.

Lennart Senger studied Transport Systems and Vehicle Engineering with focus on railways at the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). He gained first experience while working at the chair of Rail Vehicles of TUB with responsibilities in project management and research. Furthermore, he worked for an international company which provides a wide range of rail consultancy services, encompassing rolling stock and railway systems engineering, plus strategic business consultancy services. He is responsible for the project management, research and the administrative management of EURNEX association, the European Rail Research Network of Excellence.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Transfer of EURNEX as an NOE project into a self-standing Association as the first research cluster of excellence to underpin the European Research Area in the transport sector with focus on rail.


- Integrate the fragmented European Rail research landscape
- Promote the railway contribution to sustainable transport policy
- Improve the competitiveness of the Railway sector and industry
- Providing expertise of the scientific community to SRA's / Working Groups
- Translating SRA into operational projects / joint programming
- Targeted CSA's for EC, ERRAC and other customers

Member of Lyon Declaration in December 2008 and creating a task force between the declaration signatories. This Task Force aims at working on the European Research Area concept (horizontal, governance, administrative and financial issues including instruments), committed to work together on the deepening of the ERA objectives in transport in order to adress the grand challenges and delivering some first thoughts concerning transport related research finally resulting into the DETRA project.

Key objectives of DETRA:
- Evaluate progress towards the realisation of the ERA in the transport sector.
- Identify strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of, and to, research in this domain and evaluate the specific barriers impeding the realisation of ERA.
- Provide a sound basis for the strengthening of the European Transport Research Alliance which will in turn strengthen ERA progress.

With EURNEX leading responsibility for strengthening research institutions and international cooperation.

Education and training of the ingenieurs and scientists of the future on demand of the industry and operational user by founding a virtuel EURNEX EURail University including specific education and training courses. (FUTURAIL / SKILLRAIL)

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 500
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 200,000
of which public financing: 130,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 130,000
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 70,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 70,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.