Catch the Train
Webinar 3

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Rail Innovations & Research

Railways form the backbone of our low carbon system of transport infrastructure. Much of the European network is near, or at capacity, and the railways are facing a comprehensive digital transformation.

In the next decade, the GSM-R network will be replaced by Future Railway Mobile Communication System, and the European railway industry needs modern forms of signalling and train control. The railways need new innovative solutions to unlock capacity, boost performance, improve safety and enhance the passenger experience.

Join the event to learn from new opportunities for developing services and transforming the digital railways of the future.

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Monday, 14 June 2021
10:30 - 12:00 hrs CET

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Catch the Train webinar series

Webinar 3: Rail Innovations & Research

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This is a draft of the agenda. This event will be delivered in English. Agenda timing in CET.

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Monday, 14 June 2021
10:30 am - 10:32 amWelcome Session – David Clarke, Railway Industry Association (RIA)
10:32 am - 10:35 amWelcome Words – Richlove Mensah, Director for Trade and Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, Department for International Trade
10:35 am - 10:50 amRail Research and Introducing Innovation – Alexander Burrows, Director, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE)
10:50 am - 11:05 amInnovation in a Greenfield Project – Andy Billington, Innovation and Sustainability specialist, Rail Baltica
11:05 am - 11:20 amWhat can 5G based FRMCS network offer for railway communications in the future? – Markku Voutilainen, Senior Inspector, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency
11:20 am - 11:35 amFerrovia 4.0 – Paulo Duarte, Executive Director, Portuguese Railway Cluster (Plataforma Ferroviária Portuguesa)
11:35 am - 11:40 amInnovation in the UK Rail Industry – David Clarke, Technical Director, Railway Industry Association (RIA)
11:40 am - 11:50 amThe Challenges and opportunities of introducing new Innovations and Technology in Rail – David McGoman, Unipart Rail
11:50 am - 12:00 pmQ&A and closing remarks
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Our guest speakers will cover a range of rail Innovations & research topics and how to implement research commercially.

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Catch the Train webinar 3 is supported by the Railway Industry Association

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the representative body for UK-based suppliers of equipment and services to the world-wide industry.

It has around 300 member companies, active across the whole range of railway supply, including manufacturers, maintainers, contractors, consultants and providers of specialist services.

RIA members represent the greater part of the UK railway supply industry by turnover. Most large firms are members, as well as a wide range of smaller companies.

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) would like to invite you to take part in a 'Catch the Train’ series of webinars to learn about the latest news from the sector.

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