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Rail

Rail is essential to the economic, social and environmental health and growth of the UK, supporting essential travel, commuters, social and leisure travel, healthcare journeys and travel for education purposes. The rail network is the UK’s travel backbone, connecting rural communities to urban areas and facilitating opportunities for all.

The UK rail industry contributes £36bn to the UK economy annually, directly employing 115,000 people and supporting another 250,000 through its supply chain. There were 1,718 billion journeys on the National Rail network in 2016, making it the fifth most used in the world.

As the sector continues to grow, passenger satisfaction, safety, capacity, efficiency, sustainability, digitisation and inclusion are crucial factors to ensuring a resilient rail network.

KTN’s rail team works with major stakeholders within rail to identify key industry challenges, then uses our wider network to connect solution holders (including SMEs, academics and other businesses) to industry to address these needs. We also provide support through events, guidance on grant applications and other networking opportunities.

The wider transport team works to connect innovations across transport modes, highlighting new opportunities, and projecting your insights in a crowded marketplace.

 

Our Rail Expert

Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain

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Funding Opportunities

5G enabled road and rail transport trials in the West Midlands, round 2

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to support development of 5G enabled transport innovations. This funding is from West Midlands 5G (WM5G).

Opens: 16/09/2020 Closes: 02/12/2020

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Recorded: 12th November

Innovate at High Speed Two Ltd (HS2) 2020 Phase 1 Competition Briefing Event

KTN is holding a briefing event and online networking for the Innovate at High Speed Two Ltd (HS2) 2020 SBRI competition.

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News

18.08.2020

KTN Unveils its Ambitious Five Year Strategy

Five-year Strategy prioritises the economic, societal and environmental benefits of innovation in KTN’s vision to change the world.

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04.08.2020

Transport funding round-up

Find out about the latest funding calls which are relevant to the Transport sector. Last updated 18th November 2020.

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