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4/3/2013

"A GREEN TRAIN MADE IN TUSCANY" (LA REPUBBLICA)

"AnsaldoBreda leads the District DITECFER. Almost a hundred enterprises behind the number one in Italy in the rail sector, the Italian branch of Thales and many SMEs: a hub based on R&D in order to find technological solutions and new materials totally disposable".
Click here to read the press article (in Italian only).

 

Date calendar: 4/3/2013

 

8/10/2018

"ERCI CYBERSECURITY IN RAILWAYS TASK FORCE" 4TH MEETING ORGANISED BY DITECFER IN FLORENCE ON NOVEMBER 8TH

DITECFER will organise the 4th "ERCI Cybersecurity in Railways Task Force" meeting in Firenze-Italy at Italcertifer Rolling Stock Laboratories.
The Task Force aims to gather three times per year the main railway stakeholders of each host country and the European peers to describe the state of the art in terms of new standards, rules and technologies, to collect the needs coming from O&M, to present the solutions from the research organisations and the industry, including SMEs ERCI-European Railway Clusters Initiative highly supports.

*** Dedicate 4 minutes of your time to answer this “Awareness Survey”:
=> Italians: https://it.surveymonkey.com/r/88CN2WF
=> non-Italians: https://it.surveymonkey.com/r/N2GSBW6

*** REGISTRATION to the meeting (held in English language only) is MANDATORY and open up to October 31st: https://cybersecurity_firenze.eventbrite.it

*** SMEs having developed solutions aimed to increase cybersecurity in the railway field and wishing to make a presentation at the "SMEs Session" CAN APPLY up to October 20th: https://sme_session_application.eventbrite.it

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Date calendar: 8/11/2018

 

17/4/2018

"RAILWAY VEHICLES": THE NEW SPECIALISATION AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE

UNIFI

From September 2018 the University of Florence will launch the new Specialisation in "Railway Vehicles" for the Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

From the interview DITECFER made to the Florence University emerged that the new Specialisation will last 2 years and consist of 5 Courses: Electric Rail Traction by Prof. Luca Pugi; Railway Vehicles Dynamic by Prof. Andrea Rindi; Railway Vehicles Manufacturing by Prof. Andrea Bracciali; Integrated engineering of Railway Systems by Prof. Andrea Bracciali; Engineering of the Train as a System by Eng. Federico Gherardi (Hitachi Rail Italy).

The new Specialisation will address the needs of Railway Manufacturers; for this an Educational Agreement has been signed with Bombardier Transportation Italy.

 

8/10/2017

"RSSRAIL 2017" IN PISTOIA (NOV 14-16) | INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIABILITY SAFETY AND SECURITY OF RAILWAY SYSTEMS

Pistoia and DITECFER will host the RSSRail2017, the International Conference on Reliability, Safety and Security of Railway Systems promoted and organised by University of Newcastle and University of Florence, whose last edition was held in Paris.

A three-day "working conference" where all the latest european results of R&S on such topics will be presented to the european industries for possible market uptakes.

An 'active event' with Speeches, Exhibitions, Tutorials, Posters area, Social events in special places and a Technical Visit in one of the largest Rolling Stock Testing Laboratory in Europe owned by Italian State Railways will take place from November 14th to 16th in Pistoia, the "Italian Capital of Railways", not only of Culture.

Find out the Conference Programme, the Invited Talks, the Tutorials, the Posters on show, as well as:

- all info for the 3-days Attendance

- ** NEW ** Daily attendance: discover the "DITECFER Packages" (formato PPSX - dimensione 2 Mb) more suitable to you and register for attendance (formato DOCX - dimensione 23 Kb)

- for the Tutorials on Nov 14th: if you are an Italian Engineer and wish to obtain the "CFP", register yourself at the event through this link

- all info about Hotels and bookings. You can reach Pistoia flying to Firenze (30kms; suggested transport mode: by taxi), Pisa (50kms; suggested transport mode: by train or taxi) and Bologna (115kms; suggested transport mode: by train).


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Date calendar: 14/11/2017

 

19/12/2012

"THE ECO-TRAIN IS DEVELOPED BY TUSCAN BRAINS" (LA REPUBBLICA)

"Cells, gas, coaches. The future eco-train is developed by Tuscan brains".
Click here to read the press article (in Italian only).

 

Date calendar: 19/12/2012

 

18/12/2014

"TRANSPORT SAFETY RESEARCH CONFERENCE": THE FINAL STATEMENT

TSRC

The "Transport Safety Research Conference", organised by the Italian Presidency of the EU and the European Commission, took place in Genoa on December 4th-5th.

The Conference delegates worked both in plenary and working groups (rail, road and urban, waterborne, aviation), delivering a Conference Declaration to the European Commission as input for its policies on Transport Safety.

Click here (formato PDF - dimensione 164 Kb) to download the Conference Statement.

Click here for more info on the event.

 

Date calendar: 18/12/2014

 

3/8/2015

1ST "DITECFER RAILWAY INNOVATION CONTEST" LAUNCHED. THE EUROPEAN FINAL CONTEST AT "BCN RAIL" IN NOVEMBER 2015

DITECFER Railway Innovation Contest

The Tuscan District for Rail Technologies has launched among its 111 members an innovation contest named "DITECFER Railway Innovation Contest 2015".
The contest is part of the "ERCI European Railway Innovation Contest 2015", that will be awarded in Barcelona during the Fair and World Congress "BCN Rail". The 3 best innovations selected by the Districts and Clusters members of ERCI-European Railway Clusters Initiatives will compete for it.

The 3 DITECFER best innovations will be exposed at DITECFER stand at BCN Rail. DITECFER thanks the Chamber of Commerce of Pistoia for this opportunity.

Fornelli: "With this Contest we aim to highlight at international level the competences and results achieved by the Tuscan enterprises operating in the field of railway technologies".
Matteini: "The Contest shows the importance of making network from the regional to the european level, and how this can give visibility to high-level competences with very small budgets. A true 'best practice'".

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(Fornelli / Matteini)

 

Date calendar: 3/8/2015

 

21/6/2013

2ND FORUM PAPERS

Forum

Thank you to all the participants that joined us at the 2nd Forum of the District.
For them and for those that could not be with us, here are (1) the Folder with the documents provided and (2) the Forum Presentations (all docs available only in Italian), together with the messages the Minister for Research and the Prime Minister sent us:


Message from the Minister for Research (formato PDF - dimensione 80 Kb)

Message from the Prime Minister (formato PDF - dimensione 60 Kb)



The Folder (formato ZIP - dimensione 2 Mb)



The Programme (formato PDF - dimensione 143 Kb)

Morning

- Carlo Carganico, AD Italcertifer (formato PPT - dimensione 3 Mb)
- Lorenza Franzino, President DITECFER (formato PPT - dimensione 2 Mb)
- Alberto Chiovelli, Director ANSF (formato PPTX - dimensione 710 Kb)
- Maurizio Manfellotto, President ASSIFER (formato PPTX - dimensione 2 Mb)

Afternoon

- Paolo Magni, Politecnico Milan (formato PPTX - dimensione 3 Mb)
- Thales (formato PPT - dimensione 5 Mb)
- Alessandro Paganone, ECM (formato PPT - dimensione 5 Mb)
- Veronica Elena Bocci, DITECFER Technical Secretariat (formato PPT - dimensione 921 Kb)
- Argeo Bartolomei, DITECFER Steering Committee (formato PPT - dimensione 4 Mb)
- Benedetto Allotta, University of Florence (formato PPTX - dimensione 3 Mb)
- Carmine Zappacosta, Italcertifer (formato PPT - dimensione 722 Kb)
- Alessandro Paganone, ECM (2) (formato PPT - dimensione 570 Kb)
- Simone Durazzani, EST-RFT (formato PPT - dimensione 3 Mb)
- Simone Durazzani, EST-RFT (2) (formato PPT - dimensione 3 Mb)
- Lorenzo Falai, Resiltech (formato PDF - dimensione 236 Kb)

See you next year!

 

Date calendar: 21/6/2013

 

15/9/2017

4TH FORUM DITECFER AT 'EXPO FERROVIARIA' MILAN | 3RD OCTOBER 15-18

4TH FORUM DITECFER

What happens when a "radical" innovation in the Railway sector requests modifications of the current specifications in order to enter the market? Should the innovation "stop" or can the specifications be amended? And if yes, what is the procedure to apply?
Very concrete questions we will answer in order to create awareness to Italian Innovative Companies: not only Companies operating in the Railway sector since longtime but even more startups and 'outsiders' needing an important clarification on the issue.
We will mainly focus on the so-called "Innovative Solutions" in the TSI, the Technical Specifications for Interoperability defined at EU level. We will discuss about it together with the JU Shift2Rail that is promoting the major R&D activities in the Railway sector ever made in Europe, with the EU Agengy for Railways, the Italian National Agency for Railway Safety, the FSI Group, ANIE ASSIFER, CIFI and other key stakeholders.
The FORUM DITECFER aims to be helpful to the Italian Railway Indsutry through "more awareness" about the rules and their possible modifications.

(EVENT HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE ONLY)

Download the Program clicking here (formato PDF - dimensione 618 Kb)
Compulsory registration clicking here
Your free entry at Expo Ferroviaria (you need it to join the 4TH FORUM) clicking here


 

Date calendar: 3/10/2017

 

2/10/2014

5 MORE COMPANIES JOIN DITECFER SCARL, THE LIMITED LIABILITY CONSORTIUM PROMOTED BY THE TUSCAN DISTRICT

5 more companies have been accepted by DITECFER Board of Directors as new Associates of DITECFER S.c.a.rl., the limited liability consortium established in July 2014 and aimed at participating to R&D projects both at Regional, National and European level.

Notary deeds are on the way. DITECFER S.c.a.r.l. will have 30 Associates by end of October. Among the new Associates also THALES Italia.

 

Date calendar: 2/10/2014

 

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