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.