RIA’s Unlocking Innovation Scheme

Do you need help…

…getting your innovations on to the railway?

The UK rail sector is a complex industry that has often struggled to bring in new products and services due to a lack of openness and transparency, weak capability in terms of partnerships and a disinclination to look outside the rail industry for new ideas.

The Railway Industry Association’s Unlocking Innovation Scheme (UIS) is helping to overcome these challenges, making it easier for clients and suppliers to come together to share challenges and capabilities, to identify appropriate innovations and create new business opportunities.

At the heart of the scheme are the innovative workshops that typically bring together over 180 people representing more than 120 organisations from right across the rail sector and beyond. The workshops provide a fast-paced mixture of plenary and interactive sessions with presentations, case studies, ‘elevator pitches’ and product acceptance surgeries, underpinned by the all-important networking.

The workshops all feature key industry clients, as well as suppliers from in and outside the rail sector, who are waiting to hear your ideas, products, services and challenges.

So join us – make things happen.

To get involved, e-mail techtalk@riagb.org.uk

The Unlocking Innovation scheme is open to any organisation that can bring value to the rail industry, whether part of the existing supply chain or not. Places are free of charge but prior registration is essential.


The documents from all of RIA’s previous UIS workshops are now available to download from https://ria1.box.com/v/uis