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Bombardier Expands Startup Collaboration to Create the Transport Solutions of the Future

May 16, 2017 Berlin Transportation,  Press Release

  • Bombardier’s ON:TRACK initiative driving the transportation industry towards its digital future
  • Next startup accelerator programme for Industry 4.0 solutions starts in September
  • Visit www.ontrack.bombardier.com for more info

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today announced the expansion of its startup collaboration activities with the aim to develop new paths into groundbreaking mobility and connectivity solutions. Under the company’s new digitalization initiative ON:TRACK, Bombardier Transportation bundles a range of ambitious projects towards more new digital business models that will drive the ongoing mobility revolution.

Verner Baird, Chief Information Officer, Bombardier Transportation, said “Digitalization 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.”

In early 2017, Bombardier began entering into close partnerships with tech startups in the fields of industrial network security solutions, technical monitoring of rail infrastructure, big-data analysis or open-platform mobility applications in order to better integrate various passenger transport solutions. The next round of Bombardier’s Startup accelerator program is set to begin in September of this year. Here Bombardier will focus on Industry 4.0 solutions to make development, production and in service of trains not only more efficient, but also faster and more sustainable.

Visit www.ontrack.bombardier.com for more information on Bombardier´s ON:TRACK Startup Ventures, its digitalization initiatives, and its ongoing accelerator programmes. 

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,150 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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For Information

 Claas Belling
Head of External Communications
+49 174 926 2017
claas.belling@rail.bombardier.com 
 Group Media Relations
+49 30 98607 1687 
press@rail.bombardier.com  

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