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Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition – Winner to attend Innotrans 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Thank you to all those who entered the Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition.

Our industry judges were impressed and inspired by the high calibre of submissions with the topics covering technical and engineering, customer service, strategic business planning, marketing, commercial technological opportunities and ideas that could dramatically enhance rail in Australia and New Zealand. The range of selected topics gives you an insight into the range of innovation and ingenuity within our young railway professionals.

Congratulations to the finalists! All the finalists will be pitching their respective ideas at AusRAIL PLUS 2017, with the winner announced at the Gala Dinner.

Ross Anderson, Engineer, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Topic: Undertaking an app-based approach to improving user experience in the rail industry

Victoria Burke, Graduate Engineer, Metro Trains Melbourne
Topic: Lighting up our stations through kinetic energy

Oliver Lake, Rolling Stock Engineer – Automatic Train Protection, Program Delivery, Future Network Delivery, Sydney Trains
Topic: Augmented reality for optimised train maintenance

Tyler Plowright, Rolling Stock Engineer – Locomotives, Pacific National
Topic: Dynamic brake battery

Jamie Ross-Smith, Head of Asset Systems, UGL Limited
Topic: Intelligent asset management system

What is the Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition?

In 2016 AusRAIL hosted the inaugural competition inviting rail professionals 30 years and under to submit an idea that could revolutionise the rail industry. Finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas to industry leaders during the AusRAIL conference with the winner announced at the Gala Dinner who will be receiving a package to attend Innotrans 2018 in Berlin.

Don’t miss the chance to see what ideas the youth of the rail industry has to offer at AusRAIL PLUS 2017. Book your place today!