Ways to Engage

UK Rail Research and Innovation Network has been established to deliver a step change in collaboration between the rail industry, universities, small and medium-sized business (SMEs), and infrastructure owners to deliver innovations. There are plans in place to grow the network, building on the strong foundation of the Centres of Excellence and their partners.

For Industry

Benefits of collaboration:

  • Access to world-class research capabilities and facilities
  • Understanding of where key rail relevant research capabilities and facilities are in the UK
  • Opportunity for your challenges and research needs to be prioritised by academia
  • Accelerated innovation journey and higher chances of success Access to dedicated engagement events with academia, test facilities and key players in industry.
  • Opportunities for involvement in engagement activities across industry and SMEs including showcasing activity within the Centres

For Academics

Benefits of collaboration:

  • Puts you on the rail research map, so that industry and other academics know who to contact if they need expertise in your area.
  • Gives you the opportunity to let industry know they could use your research.
  • Gives you better visibility of industry priorities and issues.
  • Access to dedicated engagement events with suppliers and industry
  • Support from the UKRRIN coordination hub in 5 key areas (bridging services, link to industry plans, route to market, capability mapping, promotional activities
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How can I access the facilities?

The universities that have been selected by industry based on their existing, and planned capabilities and facilities. The institutions have specific skills that are needed to deliver rail innovation covering core railway research topics.

For advice and information on the capabilities and facilities at the Centres on Excellence and in the wider network contact the network hub at UKRRIN@rssb.co.uk

If you would like to contact any of the centres directly the details for each of the Centres of Excellence can be found on the Contact us page.

See our events page for upcoming activities that might be of interest to you and your organisation.

To join our mailing list contact us at UKRRIN@rssb.co.uk

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