2019 Young Railway Professionals Innovation Pitching Competition

Thank you to all the young professionals from across the rail industry who submitted their innovative ideas for revolutionizing rail in Australia.

We received a record number of entries – an increase of 40% – that reflect the skills, passion and creativity of this inspiring new generation of talent across the sector.

View highlights from 2018’s Pitching Competition!

Since the competition was launched at AusRAIL 2016, it has become a favourite amongst the rail community.

Congratulations to the finalists!

Jonathan Chan, Permanent Way Engineer, WSP

Chuhao Liu, PhD Candidate, Rail Manufacturing CRC & Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering
A Sound-Based AI Track-Inspection System

Charlotte Moss, Project Engineer, Rio Tinto 
Innovation has no Barriers…Or Does it?

Nick Sargeant, Production Analyst, Rail Logistics & Optimisation, Rio Tinto
Reducing Rail Communication Errors using Artificial Intelligence

Kate Selvaratnam, Strategic Consultant, Jacobs
Personalised Disruption Communications via a Mobile Application

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas to industry leaders at AusRAIL PLUS 2019 with the winner announced at the Gala Dinner.

This year the winner will receive a trip to InnoTrans 2020 in Berlin!

Key dates:
Sunday 18 August: Deadline for Pitching Competition entries
Monday 9 September: Pitching Competition Finalists announced
Tuesday 3 December: Pitching Competition session on AusRAIL PLUS 2019 conference stage
Thursday 5 December: Winner announced at 2018 AusRAIL Gala Dinner

Finalists will receive:
Finalists will be announced in September 2019 and receive return economy airfares to Sydney from their hometown city in Australia to attend AusRAIL PLUS 2019, four nights’ accommodation and complimentary attendance to the event, including an exclusive networking breakfast, the RTAA Yellow Tie and Gala Dinner.

Finalists will be given 5-10 minutes to present their idea to rail CEO’s at the AusRAIL Conference as part of the program on 3 December 2019. The winner will be announced at the AusRAIL Gala Dinner on the 5 December 2019.

The winner will receive:
The 2019 Pitching Competition winner will receive flights, accommodation and entry to Innotrans 2021!

Open to all railway professionals who are 30yrs or under (as at 3 December 2019).

Catch up with the 2018 Pitching Competition Finalists

If you have queries, please contact Tina Karas, AusRAIL Conference Manager via tina.karas@informa.com.au or + 61 (2) 9080 4408

To sponsor the 2019 Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition, please contact Deborah Bocock, Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager via Deborah.Bocock@informa.com.au or + 61 (2) 9080 4348

AusRAIL PLUS 2019 Pitching Competition