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Modelling and Simulation in Rail - targeted call for KTPs - briefing webina

The Technology Strategy Board and the RSSB, the rail industry body for research and development are to invest up to £1m to establish new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in the area of modelling,simulation and synthetic environments, as it is applied to the rail transport sector.

Register for the webinar here.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBINAR IS PRIMARILY AIMED AT BUSINESSES WHICH MAY BE INTERESTED IN HAVING RESEARCH DONE FOR THEIR ORGANISATION.  IF THE EVENT IS OVERSUBSCRIBED, PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED PREFERENTIALLY TO BUSINESS REGISTRANTS.

This targeted call for KTPs aims to stimulate and support innovation in the rail transport sector.

Read the brief here.

It is being run in parallel with the £5m collaborative R&D competition, Enabling the digital railway, launched in March 2013.

The RSSB and Technology Strategy Board are looking to support a cohort of up to 12 KTPs UK-wide to raise the profile of KTP in the rail industry (where it is currently under-represented), and to help the UK gain a greater share of the expanding global rail market, by translating the UK’s academic strengths in this area into commercial success.

By supporting high quality KTPs that meet challenges in the rail sector through the use of modelling, simulation and synthetic environments, they aim to help reduce the cost and risk involved in developing innovative products and services.

What is a KTP?

A KTP involves the formation of a partnership between a business, an academic institution and a recently qualified graduate, who is known as the KTP Associate. The aim of the partnership is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, and embed new capability within the business. Typical annual project costs could be in the region of £60k with a third of this being contributed by the company, in the case of an SME.

Why bother?

Business that get involved with KTP repeatedly report a growth in new business and revenue that would not have been possible before, along with other benefits such as valuable new contacts and competitive advantage via new in-house knowledge.  Often the KTP academic partner becomes an integral member of the business, providing long-term skills and expertise.

Find out more

This webinar briefing is to help potential applicants find out more about KTPs and the current £1m targeted call.  

Richard Kemp-Harper, Lead Technologist,  - Transport, and Energy and Wendy Mannix, the Technology Strategy Board's KTP Portfolio Manager, supported by Regional KTP Advisers will give the background to the call and will be available to answer questions from potential applicants.

Case studies and "from-the-horses-mouth" presentations will feature, so you get a from the coal-face indication of what a KTP REALLY means to business.

Dial in details and joining instructions will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the event.

Contact us if you have any further questions.

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Date and time

Start Date :
25/04/13
End Date:
25/04/13
Duration :
11:00 – 13:00 (Time Zone Sensitive)
Type :
Online

Organiser details

Organiser :
Transport KTN

Address details

Venue :
online