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SPITZKE student competition.

Learn, experience, win!

Plan and design by yourself.

The next student competition at SPITZKE will take place during the summer semester in 2022 (April – August). It’ll end with a celebratory highlight – awarding the winner at InnoTrans 2022.

The reigning champion

The winning submission from the 2020/​2021 competition was selected on May 25, 2021. The winner was Jannick Wagner (right) from the TU in Braunschweig. He prevailed over very strong competition with his extraordinary work. This was the first time that the trophy went to the same university two times in a row – the TU in Braunschweig defended its title. The student competition in 2020/​2021 took place virtually for the first time in order to meet the health protection requirements in the corona pandemic.

The competition

SPITZKE carries out new construction, repair and maintenance of railway systems across Europe as a system supplier. Through the SPITZKE student competition, you also have the opportunity to get up close. Tackle the project challenge and secure the commission.

Do you study civil engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronics? Then challenge the winning university from the last student competition. Win the SPITZKE trophy for you and your university.

The task 2022

Create a concept for the implementation of BIM projects (BIM=Building Information Modeling) in the railroad infrastructure sector at SPITZKE SE using the example of the track expansion in Großbeeren. Explain the advantages and disadvantages as well as the challenges of BIM in general as well as for SPITZKE SE. Model the track system using BIM or similar software and make a current/​target comparison.

Who? How? What? When? Where?

Processing period: April 1st – July 31st, 2022

Award ceremony: InnoTrans – Friday, Sept. 23rd, 2022

Registration deadline: Friday, Mar. 18th, 2022

Participant eligibility: Students studying civil engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, machine engineering or mechatronics.

Register at: You can also receive further information by phone at +49 33701 901-20333.

Registration guarantees you:

— The chance to win cash and material prizes — Participation in the awards ceremony at InnoTrans 2022 — ETCS points* for your studies — Exchanges with SPITZKE’s experts — Insights into the planning and implementation of new construction and maintenance of railroad facilities (*points allocated only after consultation with your university)

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— Design and plan a superstructure and substructure for a double-track section
— Calculate the line layout of track cants, ramps, transition curves, curve 2
— Cross-section drawing of straight and maximal track cants
— Conceive a route plan
— Additional tasks: Create a model of the cross section

Winner: Jannick Wagner, TU Braunschweig


— Compare the conventional execution of services to the execution using an assembly line method based on a real superstructure project
— The comparisons of the two technologies should especially focus on the areas of time-required, costs and the environment
— The goal is to determine which technology ensures the highest possible availability of the track, the resource personnel, which is consistently growing in relevance, is also to be included.

Winner: Torben Jähnsch, TU Braunschweig


— Extension and expansion of the tracks at the Großbeeren site
— Work out a complex offer based on a tender document
— New construction of 4 tracks & 4 switches with a total length of 1,262 m

Winner: Jade Hochschule Oldenburg