Now accepting applications for our autumn and winter university showcases

Sign up now to host a tour of your research facilities and demonstrate your cutting-edge capabilities to delegates from across the rail industry!

RRUKA is dedicated to bringing industry and academia together – enhancing the already strong relationships between these sectors – to help foster blue-skies innovation for the benefit of rail operators and passengers.

The group get a demonstration of the laser “in action”

Industry delegates see the University of Birmingham laser deposition cell “in action”

Over the past year we’ve held a series of ‘University Showcase’ events, matching cross-industry groups with RRUKA member universities:

2 MV Impulse Generator

University of Manchester HV Labs

  • the Technical and Standards Forum (T&SF) visited Cranfield University and the crash investigation lab
  • members of the stakeholder advisory groups for two RSSB-funded projects toured the University of Birmingham rail research and materials science facilities
  • the Vehicle/Train Energy Systems Interface Committee (V/TE SIC) had a behind-the-scenes look at the University of Manchester power networks facilities, including its high voltage laboratory and SMARTLabs


Cranfield University Crash Investigation

Cranfield University Crash Investigation

University showcase events highlight the potential for future collaboration around emerging themes and provide excellent networking opportunities.  Universities typically provide meeting room facilities for industry groups to conduct their business as usual, with short presentations and a tour of facilities before networking over lunch.  If you have alterative formats in mind or new ideas do let us know.

RRUKA members interested in hosting a ‘showcase’ should email by the end of July 2017, and include a brief description of your facilities and relevance to groups within the rail industry



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