IRIS Project: Closing session and results

MCG transportation

From July 2019 to November 2022, there were more than 43 months of work, 46 meetings between all the consortium members, and many innovative ideas that are now a reality. This is the end of the work plan of IRIS – Innovative Railway Interior Systems, a development, and research project in which the main objectives were fully achieved: to design, develop and facilitate the future manufacture of several subsystems and products for train interiors.

IRIS Project: Closing session and results MCG

The project’s closing event took place recently at MCG, with representatives from all the companies that integrate the project consortium – Almadesign, Famopol, Itecons, Wiseware, and Cablotec – and almost 50 guests.

António Coelho, Director General of MCG Industry+Transportation at MCG, opened the event, then passed the word to Rui Marcelino, CEO of Almadesign, who briefly summarized the work carried out during the duration of the project.

The practical results of IRIS – Innovative Railway Interior Systems were then possible to see up close through a demonstrator that presents in a context of real integration the technologies and products developed under the project in the segment of subsystems and products for train interiors:

  • HVAC system ducts
  • Luggage racks
  • Side panels
  • Roof panels
  • Floors with an integrated heating system
  • Partition walls
  • Interactive windows

The project results are based on these seven innovative solutions in the segment of interior subsystems for trains, which we can see in the following video in a more dynamic context:

Some features of the technologies and subsystems for trains interiors developed in IRIS:

More info on the IRIS Project:

IRIS Project official website

IRIS Project advances at MCG