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Unipart Rail at launch of UKRRIN

Unipart Rail at launch of UKRRIN

£92m fund to transform innovation in rail

Tags: Collaborative Working Infrastructure Value - Innovation Traction and Rolling Stock

Unipart Rail is a member of a partnership between the rail supply industry and a consortium of seven universities which has secured £92 million to fund research aimed at establishing the UK as a world-leading centre of railway excellence.

The UK rail sector today (20 February 2018) launches a ground-breaking partnership between the rail industry and eight universities to deliver four world class Centres of Excellence covering rolling stock, infrastructure, digital systems and testing and trialling.

The UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) was created to accelerate research, innovation and development in new railway technologies, enabling products and services to be brought to market more quickly and efficiently.

UKRRIN was established following a successful £28m bid to the Higher Education Funding Council for England to establish four rail Centres of Excellence, backed by commitment from the UK rail industry to invest more than £60m in research, development and innovation activities at the Centres of Excellence over the next ten years.

Read the full Press Release here.

Pictured: UKRRIN Industry Steering Board at the launch event at Parliament, 20 January 2018. 

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Dave Tilmouth

Head of Marketing Communications

I'm Head of Marketing Communications for Unipart Rail, so I get to be involved in lots of exciting stuff across Traction & Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and road traffic. My colleagues know me as someone who has a perspective on everything, as well as being a bit of an extrovert!


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