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The ERCI Innovation Award

Every year, ERCI honours pioneering innovation projects of European rail industry companies with the yearly ERCI Innovation Awards.

Innovation Awards are organized and attributed by the clusters, members of ERCI, to European companies that provide products, systems, technologies, processes or services, with proven innovative features. The contest is first organized at a national or regional level (according to ERCI clusters’ geographical scope of action) to select companies. Then, the contest is organized at a European level. Winners are selected by a European jury of independent experts representing industry, research and public authorities.

Selection of winners is based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation features of the solution
  • Economic and social benefits for the railway sector
  • Integration of new digital technologies
  • Impact on “human capital”
  • Creation of the innovation by networking (cooperation with other private or public entities)


The ERCI Innovation Awards Winner of the last years:


These are the Winners of the ERCI Innovation Awards 2020!

October 14th, 2020|0 Comments

On Wednesday 22nd of September, the ERCI network awarded the best European innovations in the railway industry. For sanitary precautions during the Covid-crisis, this annual ceremony was held online during the Innotrans Business Days. The [...]

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These are the winners of the ERCI Innovation Awards 2019!

October 29th, 2019|0 Comments

The ceremony of the "ERCI Innovation Awards 2019" - the European award that is awarded annually by the European railway clusters to the three best innovations [...]

The winners of the “DITECFER Railway Innovation Leaders 2019”

July 31st, 2019|0 Comments

The 5th edition of the “DITECFER Railway Innovation Contest”, organised in partnership with EXPO Ferroviaria, has named its winners for 2019. Each winner comes from different parts of Italy and they are all SME’s with [...]

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

April 25th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Congratulations to the ERCI Innovation Award Winners 2018!

September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Innovation Award of European Railway Clusters goes to DB Cargo AG, Perpetuum Ltd. and TRAXENS at InnoTrans 2018 DB Cargo AG (Germany) is the winner of the ERCI Innovation Awards 2018 in the category [...]

  • fltr: Dirk-Ulrich Krüger (ERCI-spokesperson), Carlo Borghini (CEO Shift2Rail) and the ERCI Innovation Award Winner 2017 MER MEC S.p.A., SIUT GmbH and Bombardier Transportation; and the hosts Adam und Marek Jablonski (Southern Railway Cluster)

ERCI Innovation Award 2017 goes to Bombardier Transportation, SIUT GmbH and MER MEC S.p.A. at TRAKO 2017

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Bombardier Transportation receives ERCI Innovation Award for ODAS – Obstacle Detection Assistance System Best SME Award goes to German company SIUT GmbH for Smart train platforms tiles 4.0. Italian company – MER MEC S.p.A. receives [...]


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