iHelp: Innovation in the GB Rail Industry

Initiatives Overview Strategies Overview Search

  Rail industry structure

Understanding the GB rail industry structure

How innovation is organised in the industry

The unfolding story of innovation in rail

  Key/new topics

Current Innovation Funding Opportunities



   The Digital Railway

Innovation Self-assessment Toolkit

Product Acceptance

  Organisations that might be able to help you:

RIA Unlocking Innovation Scheme


Railway Industry Association

Rail Alliance

Knowledge Transfer Network (Transport)

Transport Systems Catapult

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iHelp has been developed by Francis How (former Technical Director, Railway Industry Association) to provide information about innovation in the rail industry in Great Britain. The site is structured to give you easy access to information about a range of topics, programmes, initiatives and resources that may help you.

It comprises two major sections, accessible via the navigation bar at the top of this page, or using the drop-down menu below.

Initiatives: Information about resources, organisations and funding for innovation in the GB rail sector.

Strategies: Information for both individuals and companies wanting to enhance their innovation capability.

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RIA’s Unlocking Innovation Scheme (UIS) seeks to make a difference by helping supply chain companies in the UK to overcome the obstacles to innovation in the rail sector.  The scheme seeks to improve the capability of the railway supply chain to innovate with new technology, processes and business models and, in so doing, offer benefit to Britain’s railways and grow our exports.

To find out more and to register to participate, click here.