Poznań Institute and Alstom to develop rail innovative solutions

Poznań Institute of Technology Alstom has signed a letter of intent with Łukasiewicz – Poznań Institute of Technology to launch cooperation in the fields of innovative solutions for the rail transport industry. It includes technical and implementation analyses, with both Alstom and Łukasiewicz – PIT jointly undertaking initiatives for the interested agglomerations and municipalities in Poland.

“As the largest employer and exporter in the Polish railway industry, we provide access to state-of-the-art technologies for sustainable mobility on a global scale. We want to combine our practical, professional experience, as well as unique knowledge and experience in the Polish market, with the recognised scientific and research team of the Łukasiewicz Network,” declared Sławomir Cyza, Managing Director of Alstom in Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic Countries.

Poznań Institute of Technology conducts research, development, and innovation work in the field of new and modernised rolling stock. The centre implements projects related to the development of all types of rail vehicles, including locomotives, multiple units, passenger and freight wagons, trams, rail buses, and rail-road vehicles. In addition to the extensive development of entire vehicles, this work also includes important assemblies and subassemblies, as well as their modernisation.

“One of our key goals is to expand the scope of cooperation to foreign markets. Alstom is a very good partner with whom we can exchange knowledge and international experience in the rail industry. The solutions we offer are interdisciplinary and therefore innovative. We combine artificial intelligence, logistics, railways and other research areas that we deal with on a daily basis. We also develop projects in the field of sustainable transport. This cooperation is a great example of implementing the idea of science for business,” said Aleksandra Remelska, the Deputy Director for Finance at Łukasiewicz – Poznań Institute of Technology.

Alstom has cooperated with Polish research centres and universities for many years. Since 2014, the Katowice site has organised numerous courses and teaching activities at various faculties of the Silesian University of Technology. In February 2023, Alstom signed an agreement with the Kraków University of Technology, which includes, among others, cooperation related to research and graduates’ careers, promoting achievements in the development of modern railway traffic control systems, as well as constant exchange of knowledge, experience, and competences in this field. In September 2023, Alstom signed a letter of intent with the Polish Railway Institute, as well as with leaders of mobile technologies, regarding the implementation and testing of FRMCS – an advanced communication standard based on 5G technology.

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