PRESS RELEASE: UKRRIN Launches Call for New Centres of Excellence

PRESS RELEASE: UKRRIN Launches Call for New Centres of Excellence

12th February 2021

UKRRIN launches call for new Centres of Excellence   12 February 2021: The UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), the £92 million partnership between academia and industry, has opened a call for expressions of interest to establish two new Centres of Excellence, in ‘Inclusive Passenger Experience’ and ‘Rail Economics, Policy and Operations’.   UKRRIN […]

New UKRRIN Centres of Excellence: Request for expressions of interest

11th February 2021

To enhance capabilities and make the network more responsive to industry needs, UKRRIN members are keen to seek out expressions of interests from academic institutions to become official members of the UKRRIN network as part of one of two new proposed Centres of Excellence. Since the development of the network in 2018, UKRRIN has offered […]

Cost Efficient Electrification: The railway industry continues to meet the cost challenge of electrification through research

16th December 2020

Research by the University of Sheffield, Furrer+Frey and Network Rail is helping to embed cost efficient electrification in the UK’s rail network. After four years, two PhDs have been completed both focusing on different areas of cost efficient electrification and improved reliability. New electrification is seen as an essential step to decarbonise rail as part […]

British Steel enhancing rail products in R&D partnership with University of Sheffield

12th November 2020

PRESS RELEASE: British Steel is enhancing its range of world-class rail products and services by embarking on a multi-million-pound research and development (R&D) programme with engineers from the University of Sheffield. Our company, which supplies the majority of the track laid in the UK and exports to major networks across the globe, is working with […]

Work completes on new railway research centre at the university of birmingham

03rd November 2020

A new purpose-built centre designed to deliver specialist research in digital railway engineering has been opened at the University of Birmingham. The Centre of Excellence for Digital Systems showcases successful collaboration between academia and industry, as the university has partnered with the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) to commission the facility, with £16.4m […]

UKRRIN network capabilities set to expand with Centre of Excellence for Passenger Experience

31st July 2020

The UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) is set to expand its core capabilities with a new immersive Centre of Excellence focused on Inclusive Passenger Experience (IPEC). The UKRRIN IPEC will provide a physical space for the development and testing of innovations across four thematic areas of: Inclusive design, passenger digital connectivity, passenger experience […]

UKRRIN at Unlocking Innovation: Digital Railway – The Future Webinar Series

05th July 2020

UKRRIN are one of the strategic partners of the Railway Industry Association’s highly renowned Unlocking Innovation programme. The Programme aims to creating a platform for cross industry collaboration with an emphasis on the creation and showcasing of new ideas, through a series of events. On the week commencing 29 July, the Unlocking Innovation programme with […]

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