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DIGI-RAIL is an ERDF-part funded project providing long-term innovation support to eligible SMEs within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) areas, on developing digital products and services for the rail industry.

DIGI-RAIL provides businesses with world-class technical expertise, demonstration facilities, access to technology providers and rail industry buyers, and facilitates small-scale collaborative R&D partnerships to develop new digital rail products and processes.

DIGI-RAIL supports a broad range of Digital Systems areas including, but not limited to:

  • Future Railway Operations and Control
  • Traffic Management
  • Rolling Stock Design
  • Energy Optimisation
  • BIM
  • Smart Ticketing
  • Future Wireless Networks
  • Station Information Systems
  • IoT and Cyber Security.

Who will benefit from the project?

DIGI-RAIL will provide eligible SMEs across the region with:

  • Access to world-class technical expertise  
  • Demonstration infrastructure
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Access to technology providers and rail industry buyers
  • Bespoke/1:1 consultations and diagnostic activities

 Support given on DIGI-RAIL shall be a minimum of two days and will be at no cost to the company.

Who is eligible?

SMEs in the GBSLEP and CWLEP areas with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million euros are eligible for support.

Contact details

To find out about engaging with this project and to discuss opportunities for your company, please contact Al-Amin Dabo, Business Engagement Manager for DIGI-RAIL by email: a.a.dabo@bham.ac.uk

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