The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education Rail Innovation Cluster has a simple vision to become the home of innovation for the SME base in the Rail Supply Chain, by delivering greater value and innovative capability at home and abroad.

Below you will find our current offering of SME support programmes across the UK and Europe. 

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The BRIC builds on the success, and legacy of the Rail Alliance established in 2009 as a trade association to assist SMEs to enter the Railway Supply Chain, whether as start-up’s or through diversification from other sectors.  

The BRIC is a one-stop knowledge hub for SMEs to benefit from, it is industry-facing, staffed by supply chain experts with sector knowledge and sector connections.  

With BRIC what we offer to the client side of the railway (framework contractors and OEMs) is to assist them by bringing new and vibrant SMEs to their attention, thereby invigorating the supply chain, and delivering the innovation that our sector so badly needs. 

From a rail supply chain perspective, we connect your business to the right facilities, the right people, and the right partners, right under our roof, to get you right on track. 

To be pointed in the right direction or to have a general chat please complete the form below and somebody will be in touch. 


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