Fast Track for Rail Innovation

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Date(s) - June 7 2023 - June 8 2023
All Day

The UK’s railways are a billion-pound critical infrastructure set to receive a ‘once-in a generation’ level of investment over the next few years.

SMEs wishing to take advantage of this support, whether already involved in rail manufacture, innovation & new product development (NPD), or seeking to diversify into rail, will benefit from gaining a valuable insight into the opportunities for developing products and services into the railway supply chain.

To support companies in the Black Country and wider West Midlands with the development of rail products and services, from concept to full realisation and deployment, BCIMO, together with partner organisations, has developed a two-day Fast Track for Rail Innovation programme*.


This two-day programme will deliver sessions in the following topics:

  • The UK Railway Architecture
  • Product Testing, Approvals & Procurement Processes
  • Facilities to Support Rail Development and Testing at the VLRNIC
  • Innovation Journey and Funding Landscape and Next Steps
Our next programmes will take place on:

Wednesday 17th May (Day 1) & Thursday 18th May (Day 2).

Wednesday 7th June (Day 1) & Thursday 8th June (Day 2).


To register your interest please click the button below

*The programme is currently offered FREE OF CHARGE to companies that:

Are based in the Black Country and its borders.

Have less than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £50m per annum.

This programme is delivered in partnership with the Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education and Innovate UK Edge.

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