Innovations play an important role in the rail industry. At the digital event RailTech Europe 2021, the best innovations in the railway industry will be awarded. Do you work on a product or service that contributes to the railway sector in an innovative way? The submissions for the RailTech Europe Innovation Awards are open until the 12th of February.

This year, the trade show RailTech Europe will be different than usual. Bringing together people from all over the railway sector, exchanging knowledge and networking are central, this time in a fully online setting. The RailTech Innovation Awards are also back once again, and everyone in the railway sector is invited to submit an application for this years’ awards at the RailTech Europe website.

The categories

There are six awards in total. The RailTech Innovation Awards for best innovative product or service can be won in the following four categories:

  • Infrastructure​​​​​​ Innovation Award
  • Rolling stock Innovation Award
  • Digitalisation Innovation Award
  • Public Transport Innovation Award

Next to these four award categories for products and services, there are two additional awards:

  • Start-up Award: young companies with the latest and most innovative development, product or service.
  • Audience choice award: best innovative product or service that is chosen by the industry. This is an overall award that contains all categories.

Next to the award, the winners will receive a golden meeting ticket for an expert meeting with ProRail, the hosting partner of RailTech Europe 2021.

Jury members

The jury consists of professionals as well as academics with expert knowledge of the railway industry. This jury will evaluate the entries and announce the nominations. The nominees are invited to give a pitch at the event.

In the previous edition of the RailTech innovation Awards, 75 entries were discussed by the jury. Out of the 15 nominations, six innovations from five different countries won a price.