Javier Goikoetxea joined CAF in 2007. Since then he has been involved in many research activities of the company, including the development of new TCMS solutions, active suspensions and urban novel products like CAF’s catenary free tramway. Currently Javier’s position is as senior technology strategist at the technology division of the company. Among other responsabilities, he plays the role of the leader of Innovation Programme 1 of the European reserach and innovation initiative Shift2Rail. Javier’s role there is to coordinate the European technical activities on rolling stcok, including urban vehicles, where CAF is playing a major role by leading the urban demonstrator.