Station Innovation Zone Year 2 Application Support Webinar

Join us to learn on 14th September to learn more about the Station Innovation Zone competition and how you can apply
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Event finished: 14th September 2023

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14th September 2023
10:00am - 11:30am


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Connected Places Catapult and Network Rail are running a second series of trials as part of the Station Innovation Zone at Bristol Temple Meads, supporting SMEs to test new ways of improving various aspects of the passenger experience.

Join us on 14th September to learn more about the Station Innovation Zone Year 2 competition. We will cover everything you need to know about how to apply and what support is available to participants.

The Station Innovation Zone competition is a two-phase programme starting in August 2023.

Up to 10 SMEs will each receive £2,000 to develop a proposed trial plan. Then three SMEs will be chosen to move forward to live trials, each receiving up to £75,000 to support deployment at the station.

All successful applicants will also receive business development and technical support, and the opportunity to showcase their technology at relevant industry events.

The competition will look at three crucial challenges:

  • Safe Station – encompassing both personal safety (How might we make people feel safer at the station?) and operational safety (How can we reduce slips, trips and falls at Bristol Temple Meads?)
  • Seamless Station – Where users can move around easily and safely. Sustainable Station – This challenge focuses on the role Bristol Temple Meads station can play in preparing passengers for sustainable forms of travel when arriving and leaving the station

The Station Innovation Zone competition aims to reduce barriers to innovation and serves as a showcase for rail technology innovators, buyers, and investors. The aim is to craft a station of the future that embodies local identity, fosters inclusivity, and ensures seamless transit for all.

For any inquiries or assistance, please contact us at Innovation Funding For more information on the competition, visit our application page.

Note: The webinar may be recorded for those unable to attend live. If you register, you’ll receive access to the recording after the event.

Day 1
14th September
Introduction to the Station Innovation Zone
Meet the Station Innovators
The Role of Network Rail as an Innovation Zone Partner
Station Innovation Zone Year 2 Programme Overview
Challenge Areas
Develop a Successful Testbed
Application Process
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