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20 March 2017

Accelerating Innovation in Rail Round 4


GOV.UK Competition brief: accelerating innovation in rail round 4

Competition opens

Midday Monday 20 March 2017

Competition briefing and
consorium building events

Tuesday 21 March 2017 in London
Wednesday 29 March 2017 in Cardiff
Thursday 6 April 2017 in Manchester

Registration deadline

Midday on Wednesday 10 May 2017

Application deadline

Midday on Wednesday 17 May 2017


2. The competition scope


The rail industry is transforming the way it manages innovation and introduces new technologies. The Rail Capability Delivery Plan 2017 outlines the industry’s vision for using technology to create a better railway. This competition aims to provide direct support and encourage collaboration between rail industry clients and innovative businesses.


The focus of this competition is industrial research. To be in scope proposals must demonstrate how they meet specific industry challenges. Proposals should contribute to the high-level programmes developed by the rail industry, as outlined below. Future exploitation is a key priority. Applications should provide evidence of a market need for specific solutions and engagement with potential rail industry customers.

For the full competition guidance click HERE

For the full competition brief click HERE

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