Rail Innovation Challenge 2nd edition

Shape the future of rail with Fer de France and its partner companies, focussing on 3 topic areas. Win dream prizes and share ideas with professionals from within the industry!

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The rail industry is helping to shape the future - join the adventure!


Next stop, the future of Rail !

20 January 2021, Fer de France launches the 2nd edition of the Rail Innovation Challenge! Following the success of the first edition, companies within the rail sector want to give you the opportunity to join the adventure, to shape the rail transport of tomorrow and discover their future talents!

For this new edition, Fer de France invites European students to participate ! The French railway network being shared by many neighbouring countries, all French and European participants can imagine innovative projects on a European scale. 

Would you like to participate in the creation of a sustainable and innovative world?

With a team comprised of a maximum of 4 students, make yourself know to the companies sponsoring the challenge and to Fer de France, and put forward your ideas.



Thousands of kilometers of railway lines run through our territory, which is served by a multitude of railway stations and other rail infrastructure, all with a view to organising the transport of passengers and goods.

This heritage is yet to deliver its full potential. As a means of transport, rail still boasts numerous assets when it comes to meeting the challenges of mobility, now and in the future!

A new Talent Corner is available so you can submit your resume and get known to Fer de France HR department ! To complete your participation to the Rail Innovation Challenge, join us here too:

Submit my resume

Rise to the challenge of conceiving and proposing futuristic and innovative solutions, focussing on one of the following topics:

The trains and infrastructure of tomorrow



Post-Covid rail




The mobility experience of tomorrow


Win numerous rewards and opportunities !

  • 1er
  • 2ème
  • 3ème


Enjoy one year of free travel on Oui.SNCF.


Benefit from a free Interrail pass allowing you to discover Europe by train. Make as many stops as you like within a limited period.


Select a destination within Europe and we will provide the tickets to get you there.

About Fer de France

Fer de France is an interprofessional organisation that brings together all of the public and private players within the rail sector: public authorities, transport authorities, passenger and goods transport operators, infrastructure managers, manufacturers and engineering companies.

Fer de France's calling is to apply the excellence and expertise of the rail sector to serve global visions and common ambitions, both in France and internationally.