Bombardier expands collaboration activities to create future rail transport solutions


Rail technology firm Bombardier Transportation has expanded its startup collaboration activities to develop new avenues for the provision of innovative mobility and connectivity solutions.

The company will combine multiple ambitious projects in developing new digital business models under its new digitalisation initiative, which is known as ON:TRACK.

Bombardier Transportation chief information officer Verner Baird said: “Digitalisation has been a key part of Bombardier’s DNA for years, it’s something we are incredibly passionate about.

“From more data-driven business and Industry 4.0, to connected mobility and mobile applications, the rail transportation business shows an incredibly high potential for young startup entrepreneurs to create solutions that increase efficiency, enable growth and add customer value.

“Together with the strongest partners around the globe, ON:TRACK is key to keeping our position as the world’s leading mobility solutions provider.”

"Together with the strongest partners around the globe, ON:TRACK is key to keeping our position as the world’s leading mobility solutions provider."

The company previously started partnering with tech startups that specialise in industrial network security solutions, technical monitoring of rail infrastructure, big-data analysis or open-platform mobility applications earlier this year.

These partnerships are expected to help Bombardier integrate multiple passenger transport solutions.

The next round of this startup accelerator programme is scheduled to begin in September, and will see Bombardier focus on Industry 4.0 solutions in order to increase the efficiency and sustainability of train development, production and its services.

Bombardier Transportation specialises in the development of rail technology and offers a variety of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling.


Image: Bombardier’s ON:TRACK initiative driving the transportation industry towards its digital future. Photo: © Bombardier.