Information published on 25 February 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 387.

UIC Innovation Awards 2014 – Call for applications

Which innovations will drive rail forward as a continuous attractive transport mode to all its end customers?

Under the coordination of the International Railway Research Board (IRRB), the UIC Innovation Awards aim to stimulate research towards the necessary innovations and step-changes for tomorrow’s railway sector.

After a successful first edition in December 2012, the UIC and its International Railway Research Board (IRRB) launched the 2014 UIC Innovation Awards during the World Congress on Rail Research (WCRR) on 25 November in Sydney.

This event represents a major commitment of UIC and all its members to foster innovation and is proof of their strong investment in the stimulation of creativity.
Open to any participants interested in rail research at global level, the UIC Innovation Awards cover the following categories:

  • Safety/security
  • Sustainable development
  • Rail system technology
  • Rail freight services
  • Passenger services
  • Cost reductions

For this 2014 edition, a new prize will be presented under the “Young Researcher Awards” to encourage and support a new generation of researchers and engineers in the rail sector that will lay the foundations for the future innovative development of railway transport.

In addition, an honorary prize will also reward the “Life Time Achievement” and dedication of a single personality to the rail sector, in upholding the tradition of continuity and passing on the values of the railway sector and railway science from one generation to the next.

Submit your proposal online now at www.uic-innovation-awards.org

Deadline for submission: 31 July 2014!

Good luck and we wish you every success in this challenge!

For further information please contact François Maugère, UIC Innovations Advisor: maugere@uic.org and Dennis Schut, UIC Research Manager/IRRB Secretary: schut@uic.org