Rail Live 2021

30 November - 1 December 2021 | IFEMA, Madrid

 

RAIL VISIONARY 2021 AWARDS

Partners: IN-MOVE by Railgrup, Mafex and Terrapinn
With the support of RENFE and EURECAT
 

 

What are the awards? 

 
Rail Visionary 2021 aims to reward innovative and disruptive solutions in three challenges that, in the face of the digital transformation that is taking place, will mark, in the opinion of the organizers, the trends in the rail-based mobility sector during the coming years. 
 
Seven finalist companies will be selected: 2 (two) for each Challenge and 1 (one) additional, and have the opportunity to pitch their solution within the Rail Live program on December 1st. 
 
 

 

Who qualifies? 

 
Emerging companies (Startup) and SMEs (according to the definition of http://www.ipyme.org/es-ES/UnionEuropea/UnionEuropea/PoliticaEuropea/Marco/Paginas/NuevaDefinicionPYME.aspx) - micro and small companies, irrespective of nationality.
 
 

3 challenges: 

 

1. Digital Mobility 

 
With this challenge, the most fluid intermodality possible is proposed, integrating public and private means of transport, without barriers, comfortable for users but that at the same time guarantees the payment of services, in a transparent and simple way and with the most convenient rate possible. 
 
In this area, questions for which we seek answers are: 
  • What will Mobility as a Service of the future look like? (in 1 year, in 5 years, in 10 years)
  • What models and technologies or combinations of technologies can facilitate this intermodality?
  • What barriers prevent the application of existing technologies that could facilitate seamless intermodality?
  • What can public bodies do to promote it?
  • Does the mobility industry need harmonized standards?
  • Regarding users, how to ensure that the mobility of the future is inclusive and personalized, serving the different customer segments based on their needs? What can technology contribute in this regard? 
 

2. Digitization of maintenance: “Doctor Train” 

 
The Doctor Train concept indicates that the train itself incorporates the necessary technologies to be able to anticipate any maintenance need, thus saving costs and time and simplifying maintenance work. The goal =  to keep the train maximum time without unanticipated stops. 
 
In this area, questions for which we seek answers are:
  • What are the future trends in Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) solutions?
  • How to process indicators in real time to anticipate failures and be able to avoid them remotely? And what technologies can help to achieve this?
  • Technologies such as Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence,… are on everyone's lips, but how can we apply them effectively to ensure maximum train reliability and minimum downtime? 
 
 

3. Multimodal logistics - “Market Place” Platforms - LaaS. 

 
Market-place platforms for freight transport promise efficient end-to-end intermodal solutions. 
 
In this area, questions for which we seek answers are:
  • How to efficiently integrate the train mode together with the other modes of transport?
  • What solutions minimize environmental impact and improve the global sustainability of transport chains?
  • What role can Blockchain technology play in the digitization of intermodality?
  • How to design Logistics on Demand services? What value can we extract from the data? 
 

What do you win?   

 
A free 9m2 stand at Rail Live 2022. The seven finalist companies will be able to pitch their proposals at the “Rail Visionary 2021” event within the framework of the Rail Live 2021 conference and expo. This will take place on December 1st within the Digital Strategy Stream between 15:00-16:00 in front of key executives from the rail and mobility sector around the world. 
 

Timeline and dates for submissions   

 
The candidatures will be evaluated by an Evaluation Committee made up of representatives of the Organizing Entities and experts designated by them, as well as by entities that support the initiative, between the 9th and 12th of November. 
 
 The candidatures will be evaluated by an Evaluation Committee made up of representatives of the Organizing Entities and experts designated by them, as well as by entities that support the initiative, between the 9th  and 16th of November.
 
1. You can apply as an emerging company (startup) or SMEs that provide solutions in any of the challenges outlines announced
 
2. Deadline for submission of candidatures: Monday, 8th November
 
3. 2 finalists will be selected for each Challenge and 1 additional, which, although not fully fitting the proposed challenges, offers a disruptive solution for the rail-based mobility sector (a total of 7 companies). Finalist selection period: 09th -16th  November
 
4. Communication to the finalists: 17th -19th November
 
5. Presentation of the finalists' proposals: 1st December
 
6. (Public Side-Event at RailLive 2021) and selection of the winning company - Rail Visionary 2021: 1st December
 
 
 

 

Evalutation Criteria  

Points
Innovation
To what extent the proposal is original and implies a novelty in the market. 
From 1 to 5 points, with 5 being the maximum score.
Viability
Degree of feasibility of the proposal, taking into account different aspects such as economic viability, dependence on third parties, the number of agents necessary for its implementation, technical and legal complexity, etc ...
From 1 to 5 points, with 5 being the maximum score.
Transformative potential of the industry 
Degree of disruption and / or transformation that the application of the proposal may have in the sector
From 1 to 5 points, with 5 being the maximum score.
Potential benefit for customers and users  
To what extent the proposal would imply an improvement of the products and / or services for its clients and / or potential users, or for the clients and / or end users
From 1 to 5 points, with 5 being the maximum score.
  Maximum total score of 20 points.

 

 
 

 

Winning Selection Criteria  

Points
Innovation 
To what extent the proposal is original and implies a novelty in the market. 
From 1 to 5 points, with 5 being the maximum score.
Viability
Degree of feasibility of the proposal, taking into account different aspects such as economic viability, dependence on third parties, the number of agents necessary for its implementation, technical and legal complexity, etc ...
From 1 to 5 points, with 5 being the maximum score.
Transformative potential of the industry 
Degree of disruption and / or transformation that the application of the proposal may have in the sector 
From 1 to 5 points, with 5 being the maximum score.
Potential benefit for customers and users  
To what extent the proposal would imply an improvement of the products and / or services for its clients and / or potential users, or for the clients and / or end users
From 1 to 5 points, with 5 being the maximum score. 
Communication 
To what extent the presentation has been effective, the promoter has communicated well, conveying the key points and advantages of the proposal. 
From 1 to 5 points, with 5 being the maximum score.
  Maximum total score of 20 points.

 

 
 
A cceptance of the Terms and Conditions of the contest: 
 
  • The candidate must declare knowledge and acceptance of these terms and conditions. Participation implies the total and unconditional acceptance of these bases. The acceptance of the same implies that the candidate declares that all the information provided is reliable, and that he / she gives his unconditional agreement to the content and the decisions of the Evaluation Committee.

  • The candidate declares that his proposal is original and that he has full rights and disposition of it. and that it does not infringe the industrial property rights or intellectual property of third parties.

  • The candidate, in case of being a finalist, authorizes the Organizing Entities to publish on their web pages and social networks information about their proposal, such as name, logo, summary, photographs of the presentation, etc.

  • The candidate accepts that nothing in these bases authorizes or gives him the right to use the industrial property rights of the Organizing Entities.

  • The candidate will hold the Organizing Entities and the members of the Evaluation Committee harmless from any claim from third parties.

  • All those who submit requests for participation must bear all the expenses derived from their participation.

  • The Organizing Entities reserve the right to exclude any candidate in any of the phases if their proposal or behavior is inappropriate, contrary to the law or the rights of third parties, damages the reputation of the Organizing Entities or third parties, or by any another reason.

  • The Organizing Entities reserve the right to declare this call totally or partially void.

  • The Organizing Entities will try to solve any technical problem that may occur in communication with the candidates, assuming their good faith. In no case will the Organizing Entities derive any responsibility for deficiencies beyond their control.

  • All those who submit requests for participation must bear all the expenses derived from their participation.

  • The Organizing Entities reserve the right to exclude any candidate in any of the phases if their proposal or behavior is inappropriate, contrary to the law or the rights of third parties, damages the reputation of the Organizing Entities or third parties, or by any another reason.

  • The Organizing Entities reserve the right to declare this call totally or partially void.

  • The Organizing Entities will try to solve any technical problem that may occur in communication with the candidates, assuming their good faith. In no case will the Organizing Entities derive any responsibility for deficiencies beyond their control.