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December 6th: Networking Rail Seminar at National Composites Centre in Bristol (United Kingdom)  

Organised by Railalliance

Hosted by Umeco Structural Materials

Venue: National Composites Centre, Feynman Way Central, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7FS.

Provisional Programme:

0930: Registration with refreshments

1000: Welcome (Colin Flack, Rail Alliance) followed by Show, Tell & Ask - Your 60 seconds to say who you are, what you do and who/what you are looking for

1045: Umeco Structural Materials (Dr Richard Horn)

1115: Coffee break & Networking

1130: Ipeco Composites (Simon Howarth)

1200: Creactive Design (Neil Bates)

1230: NCC

1250: Lunch & Networking

1315: Tour of the NCC

November 22nd and 23th: Agro-composites, innovations and strategic issues in Europe (France)  

For the 5th consecutive year, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Aisne Territorial organized in partnership with three clusters IAR, i-Trans and UP-tex, a meeting dedicated to agro-composites, in November the 22nd and 23th, in Saint-Quentin (Picardy).

Visitors from France, Europe and all over the world are expected. This new edition will reflect the dynamism of the Biocomposites sector, by offering a range of success stories, a networking and business area, enterprises and technical centers visits.

November, 13th to 15th: RITF 2012 (Research and Innovation for Transport systems of the Future) in Paris (France)  
  International symposium organized under the auspices of the French Ministries for Higher Education & Research,Industry and Transport with the participation of the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, and the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.  
October, 18th: final STARDAMP workshop in Munich at DB Systemtechnik (Germany)  

STARDAMP (Standardization of damping technologies for the reduction of railway noise) is a DEUFRAKO cooperation bringing together manufacturers, end-users and research institutes in the field of damping technologies for rail and wheel.

i-Trans fully supports this 2-year project and invites you to have a look to the agenda (conferences, discussions and demonstrations) and to participate.

September, 18th to 21st: INNOTRANS 2012 in Berlin (Germany)  

All clusters will be present at the INNOTRANS trade fair in berlin , from September 18 to 21, to represent their own region and members.

We will be pleased to welcome you and to discuss about our cooperation initiative.
To meet us:
CNA : hall 1.2 at booth 112
BTS : hall 11.2 at booth 225
i-Trans:hall 3.2 at booth 210AG
TSB: hall 3.2 at booth 206
RTCA: hall 9 at booth 340

ERCI will be gathered on the 21st on the TSB booth for its fourth steering committee.

September, 11th: ICBE 2012 (inter-cluster brokerage event) in Cambridge (United Kingdom)  
  organized by TWI and EEN  
June, 21st: 3rd ERCI steering committee in Munich (Germany)  
On June 21st, the DB Systemtechnik hosted the annual ERCI (European Railway Cluster Initiative) Steering Committee, held in Munich with all the 7 partners who signed the cooperation agreement in 2010/11 : BTS, CNA, i-Trans, Rail Alliance, Railgrup, RTCA and TSB.
The whole team of CNA, in charge of the organization of the meeting, welcomed the partners in this central place where we were kindly allowed to have our meeting.

The agenda of the day was based on the European Commission tools and mechanisms provided to boost the cooperation between the parties. Actions (common website, technical workshops, B2B matchmaking events…) were outlined and discussed to foster closer cooperation and to give soon some results to our members. The aim keeps on strengthening the links between our countries and using innovation to access new markets. We have particularly appreciated that new project ideas/drafts could be discussed; this has to be seen as a major step forward towards our common goals. Let us work on those !

It was also the time to welcome a new member from Poland into the European Railway Cluster Initiative : the Southern Railway Cluster, who shares the same mission and goals as all of us.
Moreover, the OpenETCS project, were presented by Dr. Klaus-Rudiger Hase, Deutsche Bahn AG, who explained us the reasoning behind and answered to our questions.
For more information...

We finaly have the pleasure to visit the facilities and technical test platforms of the DB Systemtechnik.

April, 24th: Forum Bahntechnik Bavaria 2012 (Germany)  

For the fourth year, the forum Bahntechnik offers companies and institutions of the railway infrastructures sector, the ability to present a broad range of issues and challenges as well as innovative developments for intense personal interaction. After the huge success of the Forum Bahntechnik Bavaria in 2010, over 150participants are expected in 2012. This is organized and held by CNA-Railway Technology Cluster Bavaria in cooperation with the German Road Scientific Society (DVWG) and the Association of German Railway Engineers (VDEI) the forum rail technology.

March, 7th - 8th: Rail Industry Meetings 2012 (France)  
On March, the 7th and 8th, Rail Industry Meetings took place in Lille. It was organized by ABE with the cooperation of i-Trans. In 2 days, Rail Industry Meetings brings together specialists and suppliers of solutions and equipment aimed at rail industry. Rail Industry Meetings is not a traditional show but a genuine BtoB platform.  


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