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Railway Innovation Hub
The Railway Innovation Hub Spain

Spain: Andalusia
Víctor Tienda Flores

Overview

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About us

Railway Innovation Hub's mission is to impulse railway sector knowledge and technology at international market, through R&D collaborative projects generation, technology and know-how marketing, enterpreneurship promotion, the provision of specialized services and knoledge sharing through networking and workshops.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 81
    Cluster Members
  • 28
    SME's
  • 47
    Large Companies
  • 5
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

A strategic initiative leaded by the Railway Innovation Hub will successfully complete its BIM classification in 2020.

Twenty-four entities and companies are working in this initiative in order to achieve a unified BIM classification for the Spanish railway sector.

Building Information Modelling” methodology is already being implemented in railway projects, as in many other sectors. This classification originated from the collaboration of a number of companies and entities, adding its specific knowledge and experience in the railway sector.

The workgroup initiated its activities in December 2019, and will successfully complete this classification for the BIM Strategic Line during 4Q 2020. This BIM classification will achieve railway actives standardization along its life-cycle, applying it in an innovative way in the railway projects development in Spain.

The collaboration results will be public domain, as a RIH and the creators’ contribution, aimed to boost railway innovation sector.

Companies participating in the initiative, besides coordinators INECO and GRANT THORNTON, are: ABENGOA-INABENSA, ACTISA, AKKA, APOGEA, AYESA, AZVI, BELGORAIL, CEMOSA, COMSA, DASSAULT SYSTÈMES, ENYSE, FCC CONSTRUCCIÓN, FERROVIAL, INGENIERÍA IN SITU, SDEA SOLUTIONS, SENER, SIEMENS and SISTEM, the Technology Centres TECNALIA and CETEMET, as well as the COLEGIO DE INGENIEROS DE CAMINOS, CANALES Y PUERTOS DE MADRID. In addition, they’ve counted with the collaboration of a number of Interested Agents, as infrastructure administrators and operators.

Management team

Víctor Tienda
Víctor Tienda
Cluster Manager
Álvaro Simón
Cluster Manager
Sandra García
Project Manager
Juan José del Moral
ECCP Responsible Person
Laura Calderón
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Manufacturing:C30 Manufacture of other transport equipment - Construction:F43 Specialised construction activities
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Railways - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Transport & logistics - Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Digital transformation:Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities) - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
Cross-sectoral industries
Mobility Technologies

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Access to finance: Public funding
Access to finance: Private funding
Advisory Services
Communication

Further information

Railway Innovation Hub provides its members several services:

-Technology and know-how commercialization

  • Management of RIH member´s portfolio of technologies.

  • Commercial evaluation of technologies

  • IP strategy and economic valuation of intangibles assets.

  • Marketing and sale of assets in multiple sectors (license, sale, joint venture).

-R&D projects office.

  • Identification of R&D funding calls and preparation of consortium project proposals.

  • Access to privileged financing (local, regional, national and international).

-Enterpreneurship and acceleration.

  • Design entrepreneurship and acceleration programmes to attract talent and innovative companies.

  • Liaising with Universities and research groups worldwide (High Knowledge Center for the sector).

  • Coworking and high performance center for Universities, Companies, SMEs and entrepreneurs, covering the entire value chain of the sector.

-International events.

  • Identification of key international and high quality events and conferences, to promote the participation of associates.

-Promotion services and training.

  • Integrated catalog of metrology, calibration and testing capabilities of all associates.

  • Integrated catalog of specialised technical training courses for public and private entities worldwide.

-Turnkey projects promotion.

  • Delivery of turnkey projects and consulting services projects related to construction, operation and maintenance of railway infrastructures.

-International railway query point.

  • Unified access to public and / or private needs within the railway sector and its value chain.

  • Access to specialised contractors.

  • Access to market intelligence on worldwide needs in the sector.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

United States
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany
Italy
Portugal
Sweden

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

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