GRITLab 2022 – get inspired again!

With GRITLab, the base has been set for a new type of platform in the field of “Digital Railways“. The concept pushes direct exchange in the rail sector with one goal: more attractive and cost-efficient rail transport. With current key topics such as Railways Digital Twin, Simulation & Virtualisation, Gritlab 2.0 will enter its second round on 20 October 2022.

Digital twins” are currently one of the central topics in the rail sector: The virtual, multi-layered representation of physical objects or systems is seen as the key to fully digitalised railway operations. The goal behind these new technologies is clear: to increase railway capacity, improve punctuality and fully integrate mobility concepts.

VIRTUAL VEHICLE, Austria’s research centre for virtual development, dedicated a novel event concept called GRITLab to this trend together with important players from the railway sector.

The name GRITLab stands for “Graz Railway Intelligence Tech Lab”; here, the focal points of digital twins in the railway sector, in simulation and in virtualisation are intensively discussed. The premiere already met with a positive response from the railway community despite the challenging pandemic situation. The second edition is to pick up the thread of networking again and intensify the exchange with international experts and top speakers.

Researchers, innovators, opinion leaders and visionaries who want to use GRITLab as a powerhouse of networking and help shape the future of digital railways within the framework of a master class are in demand.

GRITLab 2.0 stands for digital innovations for cleaner, more efficient and safer transport solutions.

The challenge:

  • Laying the foundations for future railway technologies.
  • Set the course for seamless integration of virtual prototypes, information and insights from field data and production, tools and processes.
  • Out-of-the-box solutions for the use of future digital railway technologies.
  • New ways of (digital) cooperation and international exchange


The Grit-Vision

Get Inspired – Collaborate – Be Curious – Build Relationships

Where, when?

20. October 2022, | 9 – 16 Uhr

MP09, Liebenauer Tangente 4, 8041 Graz, Österreich

Who is it for?

Researchers – Digital Innovators – Students – Exhibitors – Start Ups