Innovations from Madrid and Barcelona awarded as the most innovative within the Alstom Group in 2019

The worldwide Alstom Group’s Innovation Awards (I Nove You Awards) selected projects developed by the R&D centres of Alstom Spain among the most innovative initiatives of 2019: of the 19 projects that were granted awards worldwide, two were developed by Alstom Spain teams

The internal I Nove You contest is open to all the employees throughout all the centres and business units. This year marks its 12th edition, with a record number of participants, 620 projects submitted from 23 countries and 60 different sites.  The 19 winning projects were selected from among all of these and classified into 6 categories.

The railway services and maintenance teams of Alstom based in Getafe (Madrid) received the award in the “Innovation to Market” category for a project to improve hydraulic brake maintenance in trams.  The design and development of an in-house test bench has allowed maintenance cost savings and improvements in delivery times.  In the “Small but Smart” category, the award was granted to a project presented by the Passenger Comfort and R&D teams in the Santa Perpètua plant (Barcelona).

In addition to these projects, two other initiatives developed in Spain and focused on the implementation of digital manufacturing processes and multi-modal system management were among the finalists.