A partnership between the rail supply industry and eight British
universities has secured £92 million to fund research aimed at
establishing the UK as a world-leading centre of railway excellence.
partnership (part of the new UK Railway Research and Innovation
Network, UKRRIN) - has won £28 million funding from the UK Research
Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) . The funding will be boosted by
£64 million of support from 17 industrial partners including Alstom,
Siemens and Bombardier Transportation.
The funding will be used to
create three linked world-class centres of excellence, focussing on
Digital Systems (of particular interest to the IRSE), Rolling Stock and
These centres of excellence, together with
existing UK Rail Test Centres, form the core of UKRRIN, bringing
together the UK rail supply industry and academia to undertake
world-leading research and innovation in rail. The UKRRIN will support
delivery of the GB Rail Technical Strategy and is aligned with the aims
of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy.
For more information, see announcement by University of Birmingham, or visit the UKRRIN website. Or follow Twitter #UKRRIN