Information published on 11 June 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 403.

UIC Innovation Awards 2014

Two months remaining to submit your applications!

Under the coordination of the International Railway Research Board (IRRB), the UIC Innovation Awards aim at stimulating research towards the necessary innovations and step-changes for the railway sector of tomorrow.
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 has also been proposed with 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 future innovative development of railway transport.

In addition, an honorary prize will reward the “Life Time Achievement” and dedication of one personality to the rail sector, to uphold the tradition of continuity and pass the values of the railway sector and railway science from one generation to the next.
Submit your proposal now online at www.uic-innovation-awards.org with all practical information.

Deadline for submission: 31 July 2014!

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