Up to £7.9m to fund intelligent trains and reduce disruption of rail services

Posted on: 25/09/2017

Businesses can apply for a share of £7.9 million for innovations to minimise disruption to services and develop initiatives for intelligent trains.

Innovate UK, on behalf of the Department for Transport, will invest up to £7.9 million to support innovation and growth in national and international rail markets. This is a joint initiative with the rail industry, under the direction of its Technical Leadership Group, the team responsible for creating a vision for the future of the railways.

The aim of this competition is to create innovations that address the main goals identified in the industry’s ‘Rail Technical Strategy Capability Delivery Plan’ 2017. These are:

  • ‚Äòminimal disruption to train services‚Äô
  • ‚Äòintelligent trains‚Äô

More information on this funding call is available here.

KTN will be running competition briefing events for this call as follows:

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 at 9:30 am - The Derby Conference Centre Limited, Derby, United Kingdom. Click here to register.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 9:30 am – thestudio, Lever Street, Manchester, United Kingdom. Click here to register.

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