Academic rail researchers are now invited to submit entries for the 2017 Eress Award.
This award gives international recognition to projects made by students from Universities around Europe, who have made systematic and innovative studies about how to efficiently use and preserve energy on railways and/ or on trains.
The competition is open to all railway energy efficiency projects made by current and former students (undergraduate, Master or PhD candidates) from Universities across Europe during the last 3 years including 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017.
The jury will be composed of 4 specialists:
- Ralph Luijt: Manager Energy and Environment, NS/Vivens (The Netherlands)
- Enno Wiebe: Senior Advisor on ERA and Research related issues, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
- Mike Tatton: Principal Energy Engineer, RSSB (UK)
- Bart Van der Spiegel: Energy management, Infrabel (Belgium)
They jury will select the 2 best projects to be invited to Eress Forum 2017, where the final winner will be chosen.
The 2 finalists will be invited to come to Eress Forum 2017 (travel expenses and accommodation included for 1 representative of each project), where they will be given a stand to show their projects with a roll-up, or a poster. The participants of Eress Forum will vote for their favourite project and determine the final winner of the award, which will be announced at Eress Forum in Paris, on May 31, 2017.
The winner will receive an Eress award and the project, its members and the University will be promoted at www.eress.eu.
Proposals and Entry Requirements
A summary of the project (explaining how the project can help the railway sector to save energy) needs to be sent in writing in English (max. 3 pages).
The judges will evaluate this preliminary information and choose the 2 best projects. These 2 last projects will be presented at the Eress Forum by the applicants. The applicants will prepare a power point presentation of 10 mins. each.
The members of the Award Committee may ask for more information or data of the summary supplied.
The proposals need to specify the University where the researcher is based, the names, contact details and education of the member(s) of the project(s), plus an e-mail address for a responsible person who could be contacted in connection with the application for Eress Award.
All summaries of the projects to apply need to be sent latest by 31 March 2017.
The proposals need to be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org