Background

InnoRail India is taking Indian Railways on the track towards an innovative future. This event is an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the latest innovations in areas of technology, services etc. to RDSO and all other production units of the Indian Railways. With Innovation in Railways at the centre of its theme, InnoRail India aims at fortifying modernization and advancement in Indian Railways.


About InnoRail India 2018

InnoRail 2018 in its third edition, is an initiative of CII in association with Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) to provide an opportunity for all stakeholders of the railways sector to come under one roof for effective business networking with key collaborators from across the globe. The first edition took place in December,2014 and the second one in December 2016.

The last edition witnessed attendance of 12,000+ visitors and attracted participation from over 200 companies from 15 countries – Austria, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, UK and USA, covering an area of over 15000 sqmtrs. Japan as partner country, brought the largest ever Japanese delegation from the Rail Transportation sector with over 250 businessmen and 40 companies.

On one hand this exhibition will be an ideal platform for the Industry to display latest technological advancements, innovations, related products and technical services, while on the other hand it will provide a platform to the Indian Railway’s units to share their future requirements, visions and innovations. Concurrent events – conference/panel discussions, B2B meetings.


Objective of Innorail 2018

  • Create a neutral platform among industry, RDSO and other production units of Indian Railways
  • Identify and address innovation needs of the Indian Railways
  • Make it an event for exclusive display of innovative products and services from across the globe to help increase efficiencies, competitiveness, safety, and service levels in the ever expanding Indian Railways

This event will bring exhibitors and visitors from all over the world with a focus on continuous modernization and expansion of the Indian Railways.

About CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has over 8,500 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 250 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.

As a developmental institution working towards India’s overall growth with a special focus on India@75 in 2022, the CII theme for 2017-18, India@75: Inclusive. Ahead. Responsible, emphasizes Industries role in partnering Government to accelerate India’s growth and development. The focus will be on key enablers such as job creation; skill development and training; affirmative action; women parity; new models of development; sustainability; corporate social responsibility, governance and transparency.

With 67 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 11 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 355 counterpart organizations in 126 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.


About RDSO

Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) under Ministry of Railways is the sole agency of Indian Railways for taking up Research & Development for various activities of Indian Railways and functions as the technical advisor to Railway Board, Zonal Railways and Production Units. RDSO is fully involved in development, adoption and absorption of new technologies; development of new and improved designs of equipment and systems and setting standards for adoption on Indian Railways. RDSO is also involved in technical reviews, statutory clearances and testing (including Metro Systems), apart from giving technical guidance to Zonal Railways. Vendor development with approval and inspection of safety and critical items are the other important mandates of RDSO.

To meet the challenges of enhanced safety & throughput, RDSO has started several initiatives for up gradation & adoption of latest technologies. Reaching out to industries for better quality sources for new and existing Railway products has been one of the key endeavors in the financial year 2017-18 and RDSO shall continued this momentum in future.