ON 17TH FEBRUARY MAFEX PRESENTED THE ANALYSIS OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES OF THE CAPV (BASQUE AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY) AT ITS OFFICES IN LEIOA.
Within the framework of the RIN project, Rail Innovation Network (previously referred to as RVIIF- Basque Network for Railway Research and Innovation), an analysis has been carried out in which different Agents of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network have participated and which has had the collaboration of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) for its development.
Rail Innovation Network (RIN) aims to create a collaboration between academia and industry, with the aim of driving a change in innovation in the railway sector and accelerating the adoption of new technologies and products from the research phase to their subsequent application in the market.
The project aims to develop Centres of Excellence made up of Technology Centres of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network (RVCTI) and Universities based in the CAPV (Basque Autonomous Community), in collaboration with the testing facilities present in the industry.
As a general conclusion, it can be indicated that among the 4 major key blocks identified for the competitiveness of the railway sector applicable to the RIN project – Sustainability, Efficiency, User Experience and Freight Transport- the respondents currently have real capabilities to solve the challenges identified mostly in the area of efficiency.
This is an area in which, in addition, a greater number of challenges has been found. Simultaneously, 6 key technological areas have been identified that group 60 technologies together. Among the answers, it stands out that respondents have technologies such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing or Edge Computing, among others.
In the coming months, the project will start a second phase in which all interested agents will be able to formally join RIN.