Unlocking Innovation - M.A.D.E for Rolling Stock

Unlocking Innovation - M.A.D.E for Rolling Stock
Unlocking Innovation: M.A.D.E for Rolling Stock
10 December 2019
University of Huddersfield
Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Following the success of our M.A.D.E themed events, showcasing Materials, Automation, Data and Energy innovations in rail, we are happy to announce our next series of “M.A.D.E for” Unlocking Innovation events, starting with the M.A.D.E for Rolling Stock conference, which is being hosted by the University of Huddersfield on 10 December 2019. The University leads the Centre of Excellence in Rolling Stock within the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), of which RIA is a founder member.


All Day:
- Network Rail Workshops on Rail Industry Development Centres (RIDC) testing facilities
- Innovation Exhibition showcasing products and services from rail suppliers

10:00-10:50 - Innovation Accelerators Talks
Network Rail’s Rail Innovation and Development Centres, Amanda Mackie
Unipart Accelerator Hub, Steve Ingleton
Welsh Government’s Global Centre of Rail Excellence, Arthur Emyr
Porterbrook Innovation Hub, Kevin Eley

10:50-11:50 - Materials Session
- Spheroidal Graphite Cast Bogie
  Robert Winning, Bombardier
- CaFiBo Project Update - Development of recycled carbon fibre materials for cost effective, lightweight rail vehicles
  Camille Seurat, ELG
- Very Light Railway Project
  Dr Darren J. Hughes, Associate Professor of Materials and Manufacturing, Warwick Manufacturing Group
- Elevator Pitches: Transport Design International; Composites Braiding; FAR-UK; Composites Evolution; Epivalence;

12:30-13:20 - Automation Session 
- Autonomous Rail Plant
Olufemi Okeya, Acting Professional Head of Plant, Plant and T&RS Team, Network Rail
- What is Factory 2050? 
  Chris Greaves, Head of Factory 2050, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
- Elevator Pitches: Incremental Solutions; ExcelWraps; 3squared; Train - Rail Infrastructure Solutions; 
14:20-15:10 - Data Session
- Wheel management
Justin Southcombe, Commercial Director, Perpetuum
- Big Data for Rail
  Nathan Butler, Business Development Executive Travel & Transportation, IBM
- Elevator Pitches: Deeperthanblue; WatchMyTrain;  
15:40-16:30 Energy Session
- Fuelling the network: How do we find the missing energy to replace diesel?
  Jonathan Brown, Business Development Manager, Rolling Stock, Ricardo
Energy Efficient Drivetrain
  Neil Cooney, Technical Director, Stored Energy Technology
- Decarbonising High-Speed Bi-Mode Railway Vehicles through Optimal Power Control
  Will Midgley, Lecturer in Intelligent Mechatronics and Control Systems, Loughborough University
- Elevator Pitches: Eurofins; Furrer+Frey GB Ltd; G-Volution;
If you are interested in presenting your innovation at the event, please send you proposal to milda.manomaityte@riagb.org.uk for consideration.

The event is free and open to all to attend, please register and below and we look forward seeing you in December! 


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10/12/2019 09:30 - 16:30
Oastler Building (OA4/01) University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH UK
This event is full.

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