Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

From training engineers to developing world-leading technologies, we collaborate with industry and academia to drive UK and global rail innovation.

UK Rail Research Innovation Network

BCRRE is the lead partner in the £92m UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), a collaboration between academic centres of excellence and the rail industry

About BCRRE

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  • BCRRE blog

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    Read about what we’ve done and how it started from a variety of people

Nationally recognised Centres of Excellence

Enterprise and innovation

  • BRIC

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    All innovation needs for SMEs can be found here

  • UKRRIN

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    We are the lead partner for UKRRIN

  • Industry collaborations

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    We collaborate with companies, trade associations and academic institutions in the UK and internationally

  • Spinouts

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    Our academic expertise and inventions have gone from leaving the desk, to leaving the lab to entering the market

Facilities and expertise

  • UKRRIN building facility

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    A new purpose-built centre delivering specialist research in digital railway engineering

  • Aerodynamics facilities

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    Our facilities enable a variety of research and commercial projects

  • RaisE

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    RaisE is an exciting partnership between industry, public sector and academia

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