Innovation Zone

Greenrail is an award-winning Italian SME that designs and produces innovative and eco-sustainable railway sleepers, founded in 2012 by Giovanni Maria De Lisi. The company handles the designing, prototyping, production, and testing of its products. Its technology permits to produce a railway sleeper made of an inner core in reinforced concrete and an outer shell obtained from a mix of rubber collected from end-of-life tires and recycled plastics, which poses an important contribution to the circular economy and allows to integrate various smart systems in the sleepers’ structure. It is currently patented in 90 countries in the world.