Futro Optimise Jam

Come and help make the future railway a reality. 

Following the successful launch of FuTRO, the TSLG has set the foundations for an ambitious open innovation programme. We are convening two Jam workshops for stakeholders in the rail industry and a diverse group of innovators to kick-start collaborations.  This Jam will address the following challenge:

The Universal Data Challenge.

  • Can you help control the railway in a more joined up and efficient manner by combining multiple data sources in real time and in different formats? 

This half-day workshop will establish unmet technological and business needs to inform future innovation in the railways for many years to come.   The Jam session will give you the chance to explore new ideas and collaborations which could evolve into successful submissions once the challenge competition officially opens in October.

The vision for how the future railway will conceptually operate is embedded across the Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) 2012. The many aspects of the RTS vision will have implications for the optimisation of traffic regulation in this future world. Hence they have implications for the programme named Future Traffic Regulation Optimisation (FuTRO).

The Jam will be facilitated by 100%Open, experts in open innovation.

If you are using social media tools to report on the day remember the hashtag is:

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Today’s Challenge

by , 04/10/13 11:36am

Can you help create an accurate and versatile map of the rail network so that we know where trains are all of the time and we can model ways to optimise the system? read more

Opening address from David Simoes-Brown

by , 04/10/13 11:35am
We’re here today to create the beginning of the FuTRO program, to protype this 30 year journey, the plan. What’s wonderful about this gathering is the power of the connections we’re making in this room. 100%Open have been working on this for a few months, and it’s fair to say that the railway isn’t as […]

Liveblog from the second FuTRO Monitor Jam

by , 04/10/13 8:59am
This is where the liveblog of the FuTRO Monitor Jam day will appear. Click through to read the posts.

Here are the videos of all the ideas: read more

Photos from the day of the FuTRO Monitor Jam. read more

Tell me more about this jam?

by , 17/09/13 9:47am
We held a Problem Pow-wow on the 14th August with key industry stakeholders to help formulate our challenges. We found that there were significant umet needs in current research and development programmes. In order to make effective progress on FuTRO we first need to have comparable data across a diverse system.

FuTRO – The Future Railway

by , 17/09/13 9:46am
What is FuTRO? FuTRO aims to deliver radical developments that will shape the railway 30 to 50 years in the future and is the foundation for tools that optimise regulation of the railway through time and position management. Who is behind FuTRO? FuTRO is a TSLG (Technical Strategy Leadership Group) Future Railway project.  It is facilitated by […]