‘Innovation Exchange’ at Rail Live (Day 2)

Date(s) - June 23 2022
9:30am - 4:30pm

Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

The Rail Forum are delighted to host a range of business and innovation support organisations in the Rail Forum Innovation Exchange (P80) on Day 2 of Rail Live – the UK’s largest outdoor rail exhibition Rail Live at Long Marston, Stratford-on-Avon.

With 2x 1.5hour networking sessions providing open access to a range of innovation support and growth organisations, this is a great opportunity for visitors and exhibitors alike to tap into a variety of funding and support services.  No booking required!  Just turn up and chat!

Session Times:

  • Session 1 (10:00-11:30)
  • Session 2 (12:30-14:00)

Each session will have the following organisations participating:

  • European Space Agency – find out about their selection of FUNDED programmes including Space4Rail (feasiliby study & demonstration project), Digital Supply Chain, and Direct Negotiation.  Come and chat with Paul Bhatia for more info about how space and satellites can help your rail activity.
  • Space Catapult – Find out about the Space Commercialisation Engine with funded support to help integrate space technologies into your offer.  Talk to Nick Trigg for more info.
  • Innovate UK EDGE – Speak with Ian Evley about how Innovate UK EDGE can empower innovation-driven businesses like yours to grow at pace and achieve their industry- and society-transforming ambitions.
  • Midlands Aerospace Alliance – Cross-Sector Opportunities – find out about the Aerospace Up Programme which is jointly run by our friends at the MAA and the University of Nottingham, and offers a range of support including grants, workshops and expert help – chat with Liz Griffiths for more detail.
  • Innovate4Rail – Managed by University of Derby, this project has been created to stimulate and support innovation and drive productivity among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Rail Sector Supply Chains.  Speak with Ana-Maria Stevenson for further info.
  • InterimConsultMaking Innovation Happen is a brand new service from Rail Forum member InterimConsult and could be just the ticket to supporting your innovation ideas.  Speak with Paul Corcoran for more info.
  • UK Export Finance – not strictly innovation BUT if you have a great idea, product, or service, then perhaps you should be looking at international markets.  In which case, understanding how UK Export Finance can help your sales negotiation, support your transaction and even support your buyer is extremely helpful.  Chat with Andy Mannix for how to support your export deals.
  • *NEW* AMRC – Meet with fellow Rail Forum member AMRC and chat with Richard Gardiner about how they help manufactuerers of any size to become more competitive by de-risking the introduction of advanced techniques, technologies and processes.  Specialises in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials, which is of practical use to industry.











No booking required.  Open to any UK business.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for  Rail Live is essential to access the exhibition stand.


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