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Alstom renews the University Chairs in Madrid and Barcelona

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Alstom Spain and the industrial engineering schools from the Madrid Polytechnic University, (ETSII-UPM) and the Catalonian Polytechnic University (ETSEIB) have renewed their collaboration agreement in order to maintain the Alstom Chairs located in both institutions and related to railway technologies, smart grids and clean energy. Within this collaboration framework Alstom is looking to encourage the creation of technology platforms for conducting training, research and knowledge transfer.

Coinciding with the beginning of the school year, Alstom has inaugurated a new academic year for both Alstom chairs. The one located in Madrid is dedicated to the smart management in grid and railway solutions, while the Alstom chair in Barcelona promotes innovation in railway technologies and clean energies.

The creation and renewal of these Chairs in operation in Barcelona since 2008 and in Madrid since 2012- means the consolidation of the strategic alliance between Alstom and the university field. This cooperation aims to promote training, science and technology, and will contribute mutually to continued learning of advanced management methods.

More precisely, Alstom will finance a wide range of educational activities, amongst others joint projects with companies and the university as well as the launch of an innovation prize for final year students writing their thesis about railway technology or clean energy. Furthermore, the chair will include training from Alstom professionals who will give classes about various different subjects.