Education, Innovation and Research

The aim of the Education, Innovation & Research working group is to share and to carry out global and regional research which bring innovation and have practical application to the industry within the railway sector.

Chair: Arpad Domjan, DB AG
Vice Chair: Andrew Russell, RTI
UIC Coordinator: Meryem Belhaj-Clot

3 regular working meetings per year (at least 1 in presence)
Regular actions in between depending on the workload.


Partnering and collaborating with educational institutions, universities and industry centres of excellence for innovation and excellence, the Education, Innovation & Research working group holds three meetings per year and participates actively in the WCRT congress to:

  • to provide in-depth perspectives on key training topics to facilitate leaders in driving business success and increasing organisational effectiveness;
  • to promote excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and training in rail;
  • to identify new challenges for training and training technologies.

TEDP Steering Committee Members

Experts from the following companies and associations participate in the works:

If you are interested in joining us on Talent and Expertise Development Platform to be part of a vibrant community dedicated to shaping the future of industries through knowledge sharing, skill development, and collaborative innovation, please contact Meryem BELHAJ-CLOT, UIC Deputy HR Director and Head of HR Development, at

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