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Unlocking Innovation in Rail networking event on 20 April in Nottingham to preview £4m Train Operator Competition 2016

The eighteenth Unlocking Innovation Scheme networking event , sponsored by Hitachi, is to be held at 9:30 on 20 April in Nottingham, and is expected to preview RSSB’s forthcoming Train Operator Competition 2016, as well as feature its already open Vehicle Dynamics competition. Places are free of charge but prior registration is essential. The Unlocking Innovation series...
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Omnicom Engineering wins the 2015 RIA/Future Railway Innovation Award

Omnicom Engineering , the York-based rail systems company, announced it was awarded the 2015 Future Railway Innovation Award for its proposed RailNavigator product, a low cost advanced positioning system for rail . The award was made by RSSB and the Railway Industry Association (RIA), at its annual Technology & Innovation Conference held last month in Leamington Spa. As...
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A head of steam for Accelerating Innovation in Rail - competition roundup

Last month, we reviewed progress of the winning projects for the Enabling the Digital Railway competition , that started in early 2014. That competition, announced in 2013, was the second competition - under the Accelerating Innovation in Rail livery - supported by Technology Strategy Board (now InnovateUK) and RSSB , the rail industry body for research and development.  The ...
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Shift2Rail group to manage European rail research and innovation - major funding opportunity for railway applications

On 16 June the European Council adopted a regulation setting up a public-private partnership called Shift2Rail joint undertaking , to manage a research and innovation programme to support the development of better rail services in Europe. Located in Brussels, it is expected to be officially established in early July, with its operations expected to kick off in early 2015. ...
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Late offer for the Railway Strategies Live 2014

The Rail Alliance is offering a “late bird offer” for the Railway Strategies Live event on 15 th May at the Royal Geographical Society.   So, if your main interest is in hearing from Network Rail's Contracts & Procurement Operations, Process & Change, and transport trends from Network Rail's Chairman - Prof. Richard Parry Jones, a special delegate rate is being...
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Stephenson Conference call for papers deadline extended to 14th May

Deadline for abstracts for Stephenson Conference extended to 14th May
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Rail industry develops pan-sector innovation charter

Use our innovation charter in your next collaboration and make the best start Few organisations now have the capability to carry out all development projects within their organisational boundaries, and therefore collaboration is a crucial aspect of business innovation. Often referred to as open innovation (Chesbrough, 2003) or collaborative innovation, this is a way of conducting...
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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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Major undertaking to map UK capabilities in Rail is now underway - your views needed!

EIT targets innovation funding for the greatest benefit of UK businesses and the rail industry Submit your opinions on the UK railway capabilities by clicking this link and completing the survey, and attend the workshops (listed below) in May and June. The global rail industry is growing steadily; in the UK alone, there is unprecedented investment of over £10bn in the...
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Innovation as an Enabler for Sustainable Development in the Rail Industry in Great Britain

There is now a widespread recognition in the rail industry that innovation is a key enabler for the long-term sustainability of the railways in Great Britain, particularly in terms of economic sustainability. Whilst some progress has been made in bringing innovative technical solutions into the railway, focusing innovation efforts on technology alone will not be enough to achieve the level...
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Transport Systems Catapult announced!

Transport Systems and Future Cities Catapults Announced In case you hadn't already seen it on the rest of the KTN - or in the news, we've gto great news!   As part of the Budget day announcement, the government has revealed plans for two new centres that will demonstrate how technology and innovation can improve services and quality life in cities and develop...
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Omnicom Engineering wins the 2015 RIA/Future Railway Innovation Award

Omnicom Engineering , the York-based rail systems company, announced it was awarded the 2015...

A head of steam for Accelerating Innovation in Rail - competition roundup

Last month, we reviewed progress of the winning projects for the Enabling the Digital Railway...

Shift2Rail group to manage European rail research and innovation - major funding opportunity for railway applications

On 16 June the European Council adopted a regulation setting up a public-private partnership...

Late offer for the Railway Strategies Live 2014

The Rail Alliance is offering a “late bird offer” for the Railway Strategies Live event on 15...