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Rail Innovation Exhibition & DfT SBRI Rail Competition Briefing

Event details
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
9:30 am – 17:00 pm
An exhibition of innovative rail projects looking at cost reduction, increasing capacity, cutting emissions and improving the customer experience.

Register now for your free ticket to KTN’s Rail Innovation Exhibition. The event will showcase cutting-edge innovation in the rail sector and the opportunity to network with some of the major players in the rail industry.


Many of the exhibits will be from projects supported by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK through the Accelerating Innovation in Rail (AIiR) and SBRI First of a Kind (FOAK) investment programmes. Both of these calls were aimed at improving efficiencies, safety, passenger experience and the environmental impact of our railways.


The ground-breaking technology featured in the projects has addressed areas such as low-cost/high-value rail, customer experience in stations, minimising disruption to services, intelligent trains, tomorrow’s stations, a greener railway, infrastructure resilience, operational resilience, freight and noise.


Attendees at the event will include representatives from Network Rail, ROSCO and Transport for London. This is the opportunity for you to see some of the most innovative technology in the rail sector and to potentially find the next product or service for your organisation.


SBRI Rail Competition Briefing: An SBRI competition – ‘SBRI rail demonstrations: first of a kind 2020‘, funded by DfT will open on 13 January 2020. Businesses from the UK, EU or EEA can apply for a share of up to £9.4m, including VAT, to develop demonstrators for sustainability, customer experience, operations or maintenance.


This competition has 4 themes:

  • environmental sustainability
  • customer experience
  • optimised railway operations
  • optimised and cost-effective maintenance


The competition briefing will take place at the Rail Innovation Exhibition in the morning.  


Not able to attend this Briefing? This event will also be available via webcast and you can register to join online here. There will also be an additional Briefing in Manchester on 23rd January.


Follow the link below to find out more about this event and to register.