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3Squared: Filling spare capacity on freight trains
Hundreds of promising start-up companies and university teams have received funding through the Transport Research and Innovation Grants programme in recent years. In the fourth of a series of profiles about grant recipients finding success, we speak to Jason Durk, principal consultant of rail software firm 3Squared.
Meet the academic detecting bridge defects using an instrumented train
Efforts by a senior lecturer at the University of Surrey to analyse complex data generated by a measurement train could help to improve structural engineers’ understanding of when bridges need attention.
Lenz Labs accelerates innovation in rail
Hundreds of promising start-up companies and university teams have received funding through the Transport Research and Innovation Grants (TRIG) programme in recent years. In the first of a series of profiles about grant recipients finding success, we speak to Hamish Geddes – one of the founders of software developer Lenz Labs.
Researchers helping to make stations greener take residence at Bristol Temple Meads
Sustainability is the focus for two academics involved in our Station Innovation Zone testbed.
It’s a match! Hear from businesses that the Catapult helped connect
Funding and business support are not the only perks for small enterprises joining our programmes; networking opportunities allow companies with similar ambitions to come together and share ideas. We speak to two new pairings developing business propositions after meeting over coffee at events organised by Connected Places Catapult.
Rail innovators exchange ideas ahead of Temple Meads trials
Nine firms hoping to demonstrate their novel products or systems inside Bristol’s mainline station later this spring alighted in the city to showcase their grand ideas, before three are chosen for installation.
Innovators hone passenger tech ideas for Temple Meads
Past thinking collided with future ideas at Bristol’s iconic station in January inside the very room where Britain’s most celebrated rail engineer masterminded the introduction of his mainline route towards London.