Rail transport faces present and future challenges for which research and step changes are necessary.
Research is a core value of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and is at the heart of the whole railway sector to provide the best answers and solutions to meet the challenges that will lead railways to become the backbone of tomorrow’s transport through its innovations, especially in safety, energy efficiency or customer services etc.
It is in this dual perspective of developing efforts in research and innovation,
especially among students and young engineers, as well as in the promotion of railways as a safe, sustainable and economically dynamic mode of transport, that have led to organising the UIC Research & Innovation Awards.
The UIC International Railway Research Board (IRRB) took the initiative to establish these UIC Innovation Awards following the objectives set out in its ambitious work programme.
UIC organises these awards to support and promote:
- The development of theoretical, experimental and applied research in the railway sector
- The development of international cooperation in the field of rail research and innovation
- The promotion and attraction of leading experts from different countries, research institutes, universities, railway operators, infrastructure managers, railway suppliers, passenger transport agencies, government bodies in charge of transport and individual researchers to address the most important problems and challenges of modern railways
The first edition of this event was held in Paris in December 2012 on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the UIC, the second in December 2014, the third in December 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The 2018 edition of the award ceremony will take place in connection with the UIC General Assembly. The award ceremony will take place on 6 December at the prestigious Automobile Club de France premises on Place de la Concorde in Paris as part of the UIC General Assembly. All CEOs of UIC member organisations are invited to the dinner and awards ceremony.
Don’t hesitate any longer and submit and upload your innovative research results to this website http://uic-innovation-awards.org/ and show all rail stakeholders the way forward to the railway system of the future! The winners will be well rewarded and your research publicised widely. You will find all relevant information on the dedicated website.
Sponsor package available
It is still possible for interested organisations and companies to sponsor the 2018 UIC Research & Innovation Awards. It is possible to have one of the award categories bear the name of your organisation, but there are also other possibilities.
For more information about sponsoring the Award scheme, please visit the following website: