October 16th 2024, MP09, Graz, Austria
Holistic Digital Methodologies & Scientific Deep-Dives​
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GritLab 2024?

In its advanced form, a Digital Twin is a powerful dynamic engine.
Optimising Twins in two dimensions via simulation and prediction methods, the sector aims to unleash and leverage its full potential.


Yet, there are major challenges to be tackled, and tangible results are still rare in the railway industry


Let’s dive deeply, discuss, collaborate and challenge this multilayered Buzzword!


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Get Inspired

GRITLAB is a railway community event that thrives on collaboration. We discuss valid arguments, examine a common understanding of the industry's challenges, ensure the correct use of terminologies, and develop cooperative solutions. We are all part of this collaborative effort, and we welcome you to join us Mid-October in Graz.

Be Curious

Thanks to the commitment of high-profile decision-makers and the support of renowned industry leaders, we will contribute to a better understanding of Digital Twins. By actively participating in this year’s discussions, you will gain practical insights and solutions that can be applied in your professional journey.

Great Speakers

This year’s event includes hosting three chronological masterclasses alongside various impulse statements and keynotes from DB, SBB, ÖBB, voestalpine, Siemens and RCRS. This mix of operators, industry leaders, and academia will help break down barriers, ignite discussions on terminologies, data quality, structures, and interfaces, and the deployment of artefacts and simulations on various IoT platforms of major importance.

Build Relationships

GRITLAB is on a mission to collaboratively empower the participants and bring them one step closer to the ambitious goal of a fully integrated and digitised railway system. Be part of it!

Our Topics 2024

Digital twins are an ever-evolving topic with many variations and growing complexity. Manageable complexity and modular design, meaning breaking down twins into different categories and user groups, are essential for an efficient rollout and scalability within railway organisations. In the first masterclass, SBB will present a great example of such a progression, inspiring practical applications of the knowledge shared at the event.


Together with VIRTUAL VEHICEL, Deutsche Bahn will update the audience on a scientific journey towards creating an optimisation twin for wheel life-cycle management.

Siemens Mobility will share its findings from years of experience developing digital twin applications on its Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX) and Railigent X rail asset management IoT platform.


Inspiring Keynotes, Impulse Taks, and thriving discussions will round up this year’s topics.


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Keynote Speakers 2024


Fabian Feierabend

Fabian Feierabend

ÖBB Infrastruktur-AG

    Programm Manager Digital Twin


    Discuss - Develop - Challenge

    Also, this year, the masterclasses will be hosted by industry leaders. Our goal is to challenge and discuss these topics and develop research questions and use cases within these masterclasses. We want to move from the meta-level to tangible results and identify some of the most relevant and pressing use cases and deployment strategies.


    Complexity - The actual killer?

    Complexity - The actual killer?

    • Lead: SBB

    Ingolf Nerlich | Zacharias Kull

    Journey - Digital Train Twin in 24 months?

    Journey - Digital Train Twin in 24 months?

    • Lead: DB

    Bernd Luber | Josef Fuchs | Jonas Podszuweit

    Solutions - Silver lining on the horizon?

    Solutions - Silver lining on the horizon?

    • Lead: Siemens

    Thomas Moshammer | Dennis Becker



    Ingolf Nerlich

    Ingolf Nerlich


      Asset management of tracks / data lab of SBB: Expert in vehicle track interaction, condition monitoring and prediction, especially prediction of rolling contact fatigue

      Zacharias Kull

      Zacharias Kull


        3. Senior Data Architect / Manager, ELCA AG

        Thomas Moshammer

        Thomas Moshammer


          Innovation Area Lead Advanced Methods, Digital Twins & EN Data Analytics, Lean Development – Siemens Mobility, Bogie Engineering

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            Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH,
            Inffeldgasse 21A,
            8010 Graz, Austria

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