Network Rail’s Research & Development Portfolio and Connected Places Catapult Partner for Rail Innovation Factory

Connected Places Catapult (CPC) and Network Rail have announced a strategic partnership focused on the development of innovative technology within the rail sector. The ‘Innovation Factory’ under which the agreement will take place is part of Network Rail’s 5-year £357 million Research and Development (R&D) portfolio.

As ‘Innovation Partner’ the Catapult will help identify challenges facing the rail industry and actively seek emerging technologies and solutions which could be adapted and applied to solve them. To further this goal, the CPC will be responsible for conducting a variety of activities to help drive engagement with innovative businesses, with the aim of helping Network Rail get new solutions into the market.