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These are the ERCI Innovation Award winners 2019 for the French phase

In Lille, during SIFER, i-Trans held the ERCI Innovation Awards for the French phase. Please find below the winners:

Best SME : PHITECH – Innovation : ARP (Aide Repérage Portes). Allow a visually impaired person who is on a platform to identify the doors of the train (tram, metro, etc.), to obtain the information that are   inaccessible (destination, train and car numbers…) for visually impaired person. This is done with a small radio device placed on each train door and that communicates all the information of the door to the user.

Best Large Company : CAPGEMINI – Innovation: Virtual Train. Virtual Train enables the digitalization of Alstom’s system validation processes through the use of today’s innovative technologies: virtual reality and augmented reality.

“Coup de Coeur”: SNCF Réseau, STIMIO and RcosPi – Innovation: MSDI. Isolation Deviation Monitoring Module. To realize the measurement function, it integrates two MMI (Isolation Measurement Modules) specially developed for the needs of SNCF Réseau.

Apply now for the ERCI Innovation Awards 2019!

The winners get the chance to apply for the ERCI Innovation Award 2019. Every year, ERCI honours pioneering innovation projects of European rail industry companies with the yearly ERCI Innovation Awards.

For the fifth ERCI Innovation Awards all members of ERCI with innovative products and services are asked to apply from now until the 1st June 2019. There will be three awards – for the most innovative SME, the most innovative large entreprise and ‘jury’s favourite’.

>ERCI Innovation Award 2019: Application Form

> ERCI Innovation Award 2019: Rules & Regulations

Candidates must send the application form (maximum 2 pages in word format and 5 slides in ppt format) as well as additional documents to illustrate the innovation presented to the jury (photos, certification reports…) with reminder of the entrant’s identity and the name given to the equipment presented.

Please send the application form until the 1st June 2019 to the contact person of your cluster.

See >>ERCI Innovation Award for more information about the award winners of the last years!

The ERCI Innovation Awards 2019 Ceremony will take place at Expo Ferroviaria (Milan – Italy, 1st-3rd October: and will be hosted by DITECFER.

Good luck to every applicant!

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