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11 March 2020

Middle East Rail – by Robert Hopkin

Report by Robert Hopkin The University of Birmingham (UoB) in the form of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) exhibited at Middle East Rail in Dubai during the last week of February – Dr Marcelo Blumenfeld and Robert Hopkin attended from the BCRRE and they we accompanied by Lynne Saint (Business Development… Read more

4 March 2020

DIGI-RAIL: booming with activity to support SMEs in the West Midlands

DIGI-RAIL, a £3.1 million ERDF-funded rail innovation programme, provides long-term innovation support to eligible small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), on developing digital products and services from initial concepts through to market introduction, for the railway industry. In addition, the project offers ‘get into rail’ seminars to help all businesses access rail opportunities throughout the year. Having successfully helped… Read more

20 January 2020

Two leading, high profile speakers confirmed for Destination Digitalisation 2020.

Posted on 17 Jan 2020 Share this page Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on email Two leading industry experts will be keynote speakers at a major event set to be staged at the University of Birmingham to address the digital challenges and trends of the railway eco-system. Destination Digitalisation 2020, organised by the… Read more

15 January 2020

Competition time: Innovate UK has launched a £9.4m First Of A Kind funding competition to support innovation in the rail industry and BCRRE invites you to get involved

What better way to kick-off 2020, than to enter a competition that can take your product idea to new heights. BCRRE is hosting a workshop on Wednesday 22 January for our stakeholder community about a new rail competition that will fund a number of innovation projects. Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative has launched a… Read more

17 December 2019

Rail Alliance Presses Go for Destination Digitalisation (for immediate release, 18.12.19) The Rail Alliance today launches Destination Digitalisation, an exciting new event for 2020 focusing on the opportunities and challenges for introducing digital technologies to the railway. Following the success of Destination Decarbonisation in September 2019, Destination Digitalisation will be the the second event in… Read more

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