Space for Innovation
in Rail
18 -19 March 2019, Vienna

In recent years, the railway segment – including industry, service providers and R&D - has led and developed a portfolio of innovative solutions to increase cost effectiveness, improve passengers’ experience and enhance the safety of rail transport.

The European GNSS Agency, Shift2rail Joint Undertaking, the European Union Agency for Railways, and the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria are joining forces and organizing a two-day event gathering the railway main stakeholders, industry, and user communities. The aim of the event is to share the vision and roadmap of space technologies for the future of railways in Europe, what is their role in innovation and digitalisation, with a special focus on progress and implementation of GNSS for rail.

18 March 2019
Palais Wertheim, Vienna
13:00 to 14:00

Registration & welcome coffee

14:00 to 14:10

Welcome address

14:10 to 14:40

Innovation in rail positioning

14:40 to 15:00

Integrating GNSS:

success stories in other transports

15:00 to 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 to 17:00

1st Panel: Business challenges for railway positioning

17:00 to 18:30

Vienna tram tour


Space for rail, evening reception

19 March 2019
09:00 to 09:20


09:20 to 10:30

Leading rail innovation in Europe

10:30 to 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 to 11:20

ERA: Regulatory perspective towards GNSS adoption

11:20 to 12:30

Final panel: From development to deployment - Making it happen


18-19 March 2019, Palais Wertheim, Vienna

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