Russian Railways launches accelerator for receiving innovations for railway rolling stock
Russian Railways is launching a corporate acceleration programme for the rolling stock segment. It is planned that the progamme will receive, select and test start-up projects that offer solutions that can optimise current processes or create new products for the Russian Railways’ Holding.
The main focus is on reducing the costs associated with the operation, repair and improvement of rolling stock, as well as increasing transportation safety.
Innovative solutions will be considered in key areas such as the locomotive complex, the motor-coach division, carriage management, high-speed communication and special rolling stock.
Start-up projects from Russia, the CIS countries and the far abroad which are ready to conduct tests at the Russian Railways’ test site can take submit their projects.
The programme’s partners will be the main manufacturers of rolling stock and enterprises that carry out its repair and maintenance.
Applications will be received until 30 August 2020.
Expert evaluations and the selection of pilot projects will be carried out in September. Authors of the most promising projects will present their solutions to top managers of Russian Railways at a Demo Day and have the opportunity for long-term cooperation with the Company.
Applications can be submitted to the website accelerator.rzd.ru, which also provides further information.