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RIA announces theme and key dates for Unlocking Innovation programme in 2021

The Railway Industry Association‘s (RIA) Unlocking Innovation programme is back in 2021, with another strong line-up of events planned throughout the year.

The overarching theme for this year Unlocking Innovation’s programme will be Railway of the Future – to look at how innovation can help spur a recovery from Coronavirus in the short-term, and build a greener, passenger-focused and more reliable network in the long run.

The full programme for the year includes:

David Clarke, Technical Director at the Railway Industry Association, commented: “It is great to be back with RIA’s Unlocking Innovation programme in 2021. We have a really exciting line-up of events which will cover many of the key challenges facing our industry in the years ahead. Our overarching theme will look at developing the Railway of the Future, with each event looking at a key topic within this theme, including the evolving uses of data, the need to digitalise and decarbonise before 2050, and how we deliver whole-system innovation.

“Our Unlocking Innovation programme is fundamentally about bringing together innovative clients and rail businesses and showcasing the work they are doing to address client challenges. We look forward to continue working with our strategic partners Network Rail and UKRRIN, as well as with stakeholders across the industry to help drive innovation in the sector even further in 2021.”

RIA’s Unlocking Innovation brings together leading innovators, clients and policymakers from across the sector and beyond, to showcase some of the leading technologies and projects in rail, and help companies overcome obstacles to innovation. Network Rail and the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) are strategic partners for the programme.

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