UKRRIN Top Five: February’s items

01st March 2023

UKRRIN is governed by a Steering Committee which meets bi-monthly to discuss the activities and development of the network as a whole.

Top Five updates from February’s Meeting:


Steering Committee Membership:

Two new members have joined the Committee in place of colleagues who have left their respective businesses:
– Satnam Thiara, representing Network Rail
– Andrew Hunter, representing Thales


UKRRIN Membership Model:

A review of the current model is underway led by the UKRRIN Engagement and Outreach pillar.


Bid for Two New Centres of Excellence:

A bid has been submitted to Research England for funding for two new Centres of Excellence:

  • Centre of Excellence for Railway Testing, Validation and Customer Experience
    (to be based South Wales)
  • Centre of Excellence for Railway Through-Life Engineering (to be based at Goole and GCRE)


Centre of Excellence Programme Management Boards:

The Centre of Excellence Programme Management Boards are to be replaced by a quarterly Industry Advisory Board meeting which all UKRRIN partners will be invited to attend.


UKRRIN Steering Committee Strategy Review:

This review is progressing with actions identified, being considered and implemented for the Steering Committee, The UKRRIN Innovation Hub (Doncaster), and the Strategic Pillars supporting the network.


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