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ASTUTE 2020 Update September 2020

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we can support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Our world-class academics and technical experts from across our strong Welsh Universities partnership are available to support you through research and innovation activities. If you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us e.g. to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19, you can contact us via email.


Innovate UK – Accelerating Innovation in Rail R&D Competition

Innovate UK – Accelerating Innovation in Rail R&D Competition


Register & Apply Online Here

The Fourth Accelerating Innovation in Rail competition will open on 20thMarch, and businesses will be able to apply for significant levels of funding to develop technology prototypes in the broad areas of ‘high-value, low-cost railways’ and ‘station design’. Exploitation is a key priority and applications should provide evidence of a market-need for specific solutions, and engagement with potential customer organisations.

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will hold a series of briefing events across the UK to help business understand the scope and opportunities of this competition.

This competition call will offer an opportunity for businesses of all sizes (micro, small, medium and large) as well as academics, researchers and public sector. The competition will appeal particularly to businesses not currently supplying the rail industry, but which have technologies and innovations that meet the scope of ‘high value low cost railways’ and ‘station design’.

Key Dates

  • Competition opens: 20/03/17
  • Register by midday: 10/05/17
  • Apply by midday: 17/05/17

Briefing and consortia building events:

  • London (21st March)
  • Cardiff (29th March)
  • Manchester (6th April)

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