£92m fund to transform innovation in rail
Dave Tilmouth on 20 February 2018 21:08:42
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.