Information published on 23 August 2012 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 305.

1st UIC Innovation Awards: one week left to apply!

Rail transport faces huge present and future challenges for which innovation and step changes are necessary. As UIC’s overall mission is to promote the increased use of rail transport at world level and to help members make rail transport more attractive, effective, sustainable and economically viable, the last two General Assemblies have given their strong support to the ambitious programme of the International Railway Research Board (IRRB), as well as its initiative to set up the UIC Innovation Awards.

One week left to apply!

Applicants are requested to submit their application by using the online standard form which can be found on the official webpage: http://www.railway-research.org/awards/ and/or by email to the IRRB secretariat, schut@uic.org no later than 30 August 2012.

The official ceremony for the 1st UIC Innovation Awards will be held on the occasion of the UIC General Assembly on 11 December 2012 in Paris, during which the 90th anniversary of UIC (1922-2012) will also be celebrated.

Please forward this information to colleagues in your organisation who are involved in research and innovation as well as to rail research institutes and/or academia with which your company might be cooperating in order to promote the UIC Innovation Awards.

For further information please contact François Maugère: maugere@uic.org