FutureRailway and Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA) have combined forces to source innovative research ideas from within academia. The ‘FutureRailway – University Partners’ initiative is a vital step towards creating further R&D capability within the rail industry.
FutureRailway is conscious that effective partnerships with universities will be essential to delivering the long term vision set out in the Rail Technical Strategy and to support economic growth through stimulating supplier information. As a step towards realising this vision, FutureRailway will be selecting universities, who will then go on to receive endorsement for funding submissions to establish new rail R&D capability that can form the foundation of national ‘centres of excellence’.
The closing date for RRUKA members to submit proposals is Friday 19 September. You can express your interest by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘FutureRailway – University Partners’ to request an application form.
Further information on the scheme can be found via the RRUKA website here
Please note, non RRUKA members will be required to apply for membership. Find out how your institution can join here