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Technology Strategy Board announces competition winners

11 April 2012 - £10million-worth of R&D project funding In October last year the Transport KTN ran a consortia-building event for the Accelerating Innovation in Rail collaborative R&D competition .  The Technology Strategy Board received lots of quality applications, across a good breadth and range  from within and outside the rail sector, and nineteen projects have...
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Winners of the ESA/EIT Space for Rail Competition Announced

Patrick McLoughlin, UK Secretary of State for Transport, has announced, during a speech at RailLive 2014, that two prizes of €50,000 have been awarded in the Space for Rail competition. Launched in October 2013, the competition was initiated and co-funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the UK rail industry’s Enabling Innovation Team (EIT) with support of the Satellite Applications...
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Call for Papers for the Stephenson Conference 2015

The Stephenson Conference on rail research will take place in April 2015, and will be an international event covering a full range of infrastructure, rolling stock and interface disciplines. It will bring together researchers and others to present, debate and develop their work. High-quality research papers will be complemented by practical case studies, illustrating the value which...
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Competition - Pantograph Measurement Device

Briefing Day – Friday, 21 March FutureRailway has launched a competition to design a Pantograph Dynamic Behaviour Measurement Device for use in Rolling Stock Maintenance Depots.   A pantograph is used to provide power to a train from an electrified overhead line. Currently, pantographs cannot be deployed too close together and are limited in the speed they can achieve....
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Competition aims to address the avoidance of bridge reconstruction

New £3million railways competition open now until 2nd May 2014
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UK Tram's Low Impact Light Rail competition open for applications

The TSB (Technology Strategy Board) led SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) has launched a competition under the banner of UK Tram designed to seek out innovation ideas for light rail, backed with £3 million of funding. The Low Impact Light Rail competition is seeking solutions aimed at reducing the whole lifetime cost and impact of light rail schemes, with two main themes: track...
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£500,000 FuTRO Prize Launch

FuTRO & The Rail Technical Strategy The Rail Technical Strategy sets out a vision for a future railway of advanced traffic management ensuring that train position and speed management delivers a high capacity, on-time railway - not to the minute, but to a handful of seconds.  This will enable a timetable tailored to the needs of the customer, using tighter...
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Space for rail prize launched for studies into integrating satellite systems and conventional systems in rail

The European Space Agency (ESA) - supported by Enabling Innovation Team of the UK rail industry (EIT) , the Satellite Applications Catapult Centre and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) have launched a ‘Space for Rail' competition , with three a €50,000 prizes on offer for ideas that could use satellite technology for solving problems in the rail industry. Applications are...
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Enabling Innovation Team Remote Condition Monitoring (RCM) competition to be launched on Friday 18 October - 08/10/13

Remote condition monitoring (RCM) is, according to The Enabling Innovation Team (EIT), widely used on both trains and rail infrastructure, for example through Network Rail's Intelligent Infrastructure Programme, and is regarded by the organisation as a necessity with the network under pressure to carry more passengers and freight. However, as part of its Future Railway portfolio of...
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Spain & Czech beat UK?

Spanish company OHL's Czech unit OHL ŽS has won a €2bn contract from Russian Railways' subsidiary, the Yamal Rail company, for construction of the Polar Ural rail project. How far back have we gone in manufacturing, if we can't compete with Spain and Czech Republic what next?
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TravelAI seeks rail companies, industry organisations and travel-data providers for consortium

We are inviting consortium partners to join our TravelAI project, which aims to provide transport networks, operators and planners with detailed continuous data on how people use transport.     By joining our consortium, you can: Benefit from our experience as the leader of a 28-month £830k TSB project. Earn grant funding with your industry knowledge. ...
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Accelerating Innovation in Rail - if you didn't get through....don't lose heart!

If you put forward a proposal for the Accelerating innovation in rail competiton, but weren't selected for the next round, do please get in touch with the Transport KTN and we will do what we can to put you in touch with people or organisations which could help. Sometimes there might be an opportunity for a KTP, where a TSB competition application has not been successful. If you can...
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Accelerating Innovation in Rail Competition update Dec 15 2011

Proposals currently being assessed Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for this competition. The EOI stage for this competition closed yesterday, and Richard Kemp-Harper , Lead Technologist at the Technology Strategy Board has been very encouraged by the response. Richard says, “Early indications show a good breadth and range of projects, in line with the aims of the...
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New transport-related competition from TSB - Accelerating Innovation in Rail

New competition  The Technology Strategy Board today announced a £4m competition, funded jointly with the RSSB, to encourage technology exchange and innovation into the rail industry.  This competition, which will open on 7th November, is seeking a broad range of innovative but comparatively small projects completing on a short timescale. It is anticipated that there will be...
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Radical Train - 7 Days to Go!

The closing date for the Radical Train Competition is only 7 days away - the deadline for applications to be received is Friday 3 May 2013, 14:00 . We are interested in receiving ideas from a wide range of UK industries and academia , not just from within the rail industry, so if you have an idea, or have resources to assist with the development of an idea, then we want...
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EIT Rail Customer Experience Competition

A £1 million competition opens on 13 May to find solutions that can transform the rail customer’s experience. The GB rail industry is seeking innovative solutions which will lead to transformation of the rail customer’s experience, both passengers and freight customers. The Enabling Innovation Team (EIT) is running a £1 million...
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EIT Radical Train Competition now open!

The Enabling Innovation Team are dellighted to annouce that the Radical Train Competition is now open to applications and is calling on the whole of UK Industry to propose innovative ideas for improving trains as part of the Future Railways Programme. The best ideas will go forward into a demonstrator project and ultimately improve trains across the country. Those considering...
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EIT Passenger Customer Experience Survey

The Enabling Innovation Team The Enabling Innovation Team (EIT) has been set up by the rail industry to accelerate the uptake of innovation. Our mission is to offer support to practical cross-industry demonstrator projects, building on the work of TSLG but also seeking out innovative ideas and proposals from across the industry. The Customer Experience Competition We...
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£4m funding competition briefing event to be held on 16th November

The £4million funding competition into innovation in rail opens today.   Don't forget to go to the briefing day on the 16th of November in Birmingham ! Note: space is limited, so places are limited to one per consortium.
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Winners of the ESA/EIT Space for Rail Competition Announced

Patrick McLoughlin, UK Secretary of State for Transport, has announced, during a speech at...

Call for Papers for the Stephenson Conference 2015

The Stephenson Conference on rail research will take place in April 2015, and will be an...

Competition - Pantograph Measurement Device

Briefing Day – Friday, 21 March FutureRailway has launched a competition to design a...

Competition aims to address the avoidance of bridge reconstruction

New £3million railways competition open now until 2nd May 2014

UK Tram's Low Impact Light Rail competition open for applications

The TSB (Technology Strategy Board) led SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) has launched...