Railway Innovation Workshop – Business Opportunities in modern technology

Innovation is a prerequisite for business success. The workshop is with an international focus and visualizes aspects at the leading edge of Railway innovation.

This workshop is also an invitation to become an partner in this large market. Opportunities as in using space services and how cyber threats can be handled will also be part of this workshop.


The event will be held at 03. June 2019 the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Building 303A (auditorium 49).

Participation and one exhibition stand (café table/space for 1-2 roll-ups) is free. No-show fee DKK 500,-.

09:30-10:00 Registration // coffee and networking // exhibition

10:00-10:05 Welcome and setting the scene
Poul-Erik Hansen, CenSec

10:05-10:15 Current innovation activities at DTU
Henrik Sylvan, RailTech DTU

10:15-10:35 On track with safety – automated verification of railway control systems
Signe Geisler, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, DTU

10:35-11:00 The Roads2Rails project – learning from road engineering by testing asphalt under the tracks in order to build and maintain a more efficient rail infrastructure
Tulika Bose, DTU Byg

11:00-11:20 Fault detection and predicting faults – how to convert the good old railway into a modern digital railway using new tools and methods in planning
Emil Hovad, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, DTU

11:20-11:30 Fruit and coffee

11:30-11:55 Eco-friendly train operation – creating the battery-powered Desiro Cityjet for Austrian Railways ÖBB for better services on non-electrified lines
Jens Lind, Siemens

11:55-12:20 During and after the ERTMS installation: how to effectively keep up high reliability and long life of the new system with real-time diagnostics and web applications
Sebastian Kobylarz, Alstom

12:20-13:00 Lunch break (sandwich)

13:00-13:25 Train procurement in Norway in new organization – optimizing towards passenger needs, market segments, technical system concept, financing, etc.
Ove Skovdahl, Jernbanedirektoratet

13:25-13:50 Upgrading of existing lines to 250 km/h for mixed passenger/freight traffic – could such a project demonstrate positive net benefits (identification of the first stretches)
Lennart Lennefors, Trafikverket

13:50-14:15 Development of high-speed and very high-speed trains – time matters
Lasse Toylsbjerg-Petersen, Bombardier Transportation

14:15-14:35 The new app-based fare system in Skåne – based on a simple, easy-to-understand zone structure
Skånetrafiken (tba)

14:35-14:45 Coffee break

14:45-15:10 Threats and Resilient Measures in Railways on Cyber Security
Alexander Bishop, Ricardo Rail UK

15:10-15:35 Space applications on the Follo railway line project
Dr. Regula Frauenfelder, NGI Norge

15:35-15:55 Do we really know what wind forces hit our railway infrastructure – can we improve methods and knowledge to avoid accidents like the Great Belt train disaster?
Prof. Jakob Mann, DTU Wind

15:55-16:00 Conclusions and closing of today’s pre-summit

16:00 Drinks and networking

You can find Railway Innovation Workshop at DTU Lyngby Campus, Building 303A (auditorium 49).
You can find information on bus services at www.rejseplanen.dk.
By car – plenty of parking lots offered at campus!

The workshop is open for everybody. Register at www.censec.dk scroll down /Events /June 3
Contact: communications manager, Louise Juel Broch  louise@censec.dk

A small poster exhibition arranged in the lobby (no charge)

The Transport Summit on June 4 includes a railway session “Rail evolution – less cost and smarter operations”
Please register separately at:

You can find this Railway Innovation Workshop in Building 303A (auditorium 49).
In parallel the IPTOP Public Transport Seminar is running same place (auditorium 47), June 3rd