Competition opens 25th March 2013, EOI registration closes 8 May 2013.
KTN EVENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE COMPETITION
Register now for the consortia building and information day to be held in Coventry on 25th March.
Register now for the stakeholder webinar featuring Network Rail on 14th March (view NR challenges)
Register now for the stakeholder webinar featuring London Underground on 15th March (view LU challenges)
The Technology Strategy Board and RSSB are to invest up to £5m in collaborative R&D to encourage the use of innovative digital, ICT and satellite application technologies, to address challenges faced by leading rail organisations.
Supporting documentation can be found in the document library for this group.
Click here to download the full scope.
This area of innovation presents clear business opportunities, to provide services across a global rail market worth around £150bn a year.
Relevant capabilities include but aren’t limited to:
Manufacturing sensors and other monitoring equipment
Manipulating large volumes of data to turn into useful information
Specialising in the visualisation of information to facilitate interpretation, decision making and use of information
Specialising in creating and using digital models of the real world
Providing digital services, in particular secure handling and storage to ensure integrity and transaction management such as through acquisition or leasing of data
Enabling assets to communicate with each other – ‘ internet of things’
Finding new ways to generate value and secure returns through innovative business models
Providing or supporting platforms that promote the above.
Potential application themes include ....
Asset Management, monitoring and maintenance
Train, service, logistics and infrastructure operations
Vehicles systems integration
Cross-industry information sharing
Customer Services including e-commerce
Application/challenge areas will be outlined and discussed by stakeholders including London Underground and Network Rail both at the webinars (14th and 15th March) and the consortia-building event in Coventry (25th March).
The aim of this competition is to identify specific business issues that are affecting the rail industry, and use them as a focus for developing integrated digital solutions and services. They are seeking proposals that apply a range of innovative capabilities in digital, ICT and satellite application technologies to these business issues, working closely with established rail organisations.
This is a joint initiative with the rail industry, which has the support of the cross-industry Technical Strategy Leadership Group (TSLG), and is aligned with the TSLG’s Rail Technical Strategy.
The Transport KTN is working with the Technology Strategy Board and the rail industry to help applicants to engage with rail industry clients and to identify relevant challenges. Please come to the event on the 25th March, and join this group so we can let you know when our preliminary webinars - where senior representatives from the rail industry including Network Rail and London Underground will introduce some of the key challenges - will be running.
This is a two-stage competition that opens for applicants on 25 March 2013.
Attendance at the consortia-building and networking day in Coventry on the 25th March is strongly advised.