Unlocking Innovation: Light Weight and Low Cost Railway



Unlocking Innovation: Light Weight and Low Cost Railway
Daily Webinars
14:00-15:30 (GMT), 14-17 December 2020
09:15-10:30 (GMT), 18 December 2020


AGENDA

Monday 14 December 2020
An overview of the latest light rail innovations
14:00-15:30

New technologies and innovations for Light Rail
James Hammett, Managing Director, UKTram

Energy optimisation of light rail systems
Dr Stuart Hillmansen, Reader in Railway Traction Systems, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education 

SME Lightweighting Challenge
Elaine Clarke, CEO, Rail Forum Midlands

ELEVATOR PITCHES

Tuesday 15 December 2020
Focussing on Tram/Train and Light Rail schemes

14:00-15:30

Network Rail Light Rail Group
Simon Coulthard, Head of Light Rail Knowledge & Development, Network Rail

Checkley Wood to Leighton Buzzard Light Rail development
Ian Foll, Managing Director of AW Renewables and AW Energy, Arnold White Estates

Very Light Rail - A Solution for Coventry (and other small to medium size cities)
Nicola Small, Senior Rail Programme Manager, (Very Light Rail Programme Manager), Transport & Infrastructure, Coventry City Council 

ELEVATOR PITCHES


Wednesday 16 December 2020
A closer look at the Coventry Shuttle project 

14:00-15:30

Very Light Railway Project Update
Dr James Meredith, Project Manager, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick

Coventry Very Light Rail novel Trackform development
Dr Christopher Micallef, Lead Engineer, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick

Restoring Your Railway Programme
Amanda Roper, Deputy Director, Restoring Your Railway Programme, Department for Transport

ELEVATOR PITCHES
Thursday 17 December 2020
Looking at the wider Very Light Rail system

14:00-15:30

Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO)
Dr Nick Mallinson, CEO, Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation 

ActiWheel – A superfood for the railway diet?
Neil Cooney, Technical Director, Stored Energy Technology Limited (SET)

Vehicle Autonomy
Julian Turner, CEO, Westfield Technology Group

ELEVATOR PITCHES

Friday 18 December 2020
How to engage with Network Rail, UKRRIN and BCIMO

09:15-10:30

Learning Lessons From Light Rail Innovation – A challenge to the industry
Alex Dodds, Light Rail Knowledge Manager and Ian Ambrose, Technical Authority Technical Lead (Light Rail), Networking Rail

How to engage with UKRRIN
Prof Clive Roberts, Director of Railway Research, The University of Birmingham

How to engage with BCIMO
Richard Jones and Naomi Arblaster, Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation 

ELEVATOR PITCHES

  • WN5G project
    Dr Howard J. Parkinson, Director, Digital Rail Limited
  • Delivering the Future Now
    Brian Back, Director, Innovarail

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When
18/12/2020 09:00 - 10:30
Where
Webinar UNITED KINGDOM
 

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