These are the winners of the RailTech Innovation Awards 2022
ThioTrack, CGI, The Decarbonisation Company en Servail were the recipients of the RailTech Europe Innovation Awards 2022 on Tuesday night. The companies won in the categories Infrastructure, Digitalisation, Technology & Design and Start-up, respectively.
ThioTrack earned the recognition of the jury for their so-called green sleepers, where cement has been substituted by sulfur concrete in an effort to reduce the overal CO2 footprint of the production process. “It is very rewarding to bring an innovation to fruition and to market in such a competitive environment. Some times you need to take a leap and we’re happy to see this has been recognised through this award”, the company said.
CGI won the Digitalisation award for their VGB Solver project, the goal of which is to improve operations when disruptions on the tracks occur, like incidents, damage or blockages. “This is a very complication project so to receive this award is definitely a big compliment”.
The Decarbonisation Company’s retrofit solution that allows companies to run diesel engines on renewable fuels was named the best effort in the Technology & Design category, while Servail’s robotic platform for maintenance of railway tracks and rolling stock earned it the award in the Start-up category.
Lastly, the audience had their say. They picked the automated brake testing system for rail freight by PJ Monitoring as their winner. The company was vying for the Digitalisation award.
The submissions were judged by a professional jury that consists of experts in the industry, who will also decide on the final winners. The jury members were:
- Prof. dr. ir. Rolf Dollevoet (ProRail)
- Dr. Matthias Landgraf (Technical University of Graz)
- Enno Wiebe (CER)
- Claudia Falkinger (Women in Mobility)
- Diego Galar (Technical University Lulea)