Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education Rail Innovation Centre (UK)
BCRRE RIC (4750)
The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) is the largest railway research and development organisation in Europe; please check the BCRRE website www.birmingham.ac.uk/railway as well as our LinkedIn and our twitter account for updates.
International Representation - the BCRRE supports and attends key industry events at home and abroad including the following: Railtex (UK), Infrarail (UK), SIFER (France), Ferroviaria (Italy), Innotrans (Germany), Trako (Poland), Middle East Rail (Dubai), Rail Solutions Asia (Malaysia), Rail Live! (Spain), Rail Live (UK) and AusRAIL/AusRail+ (Australia).
Route-to-Market - through our 'Get into Rail' scheme, we offer support (including advice on the various Product Approvals & Acceptance processes) to companies new to the sector and those diversifying from other sectors into the rail sector.
Exporting & Internationalisation - the BCRRE is an accredited “Trade Challenge Partner” to the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) which enables us to stage trade missions abroad; additionally, we are also a member of the ERCI (European Railway Clusters Initiative) whose 16 member clusters represent more than 2,500 European railway suppliers and clients across 17 European nations.
Marketing and Communications - we have strong relationships with many of the mainstream rail, manufacturing and engineering publications – including: Modern Railways, Rail News, IRJ, Railway Gazette, London Reconnections, European Railway Review, Rail Technology News, Rail Infrastructure, Rail Professional, Transport for Britain, The Manufacturer.
Access to Research, Development and Innovation – our parent organisation is the University of Birmingham, a global 'Top 100' university. The BCRRE is the largest railway research organisation in Europe and beyond and with over 180 researchers it has expertise across all aspects of the railway we work closely with a number of other specialist rail research universities throughout the UK. The University of Birmingham is the driving force behind the United Kingdom Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) providing access to the UK's rail research community.
Specialist Activity to support industry includes: 'Get into Rail' and 'ISO 44001 Awareness' workshops.
Established - 01 January 2018
Staff in the management team - 6-10
35Number of start-ups among SME's
10Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
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Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters
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|PERES-Promoting European Rail Excellence outSide EU|
|Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education Rail Innovation Centre (UK)||
Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives
|PERES-Promoting European Rail Excellence outSide EU||