• Status: Closed

  • Key features: Investment of up to £4m for predictable and optimised braking for rail vehicles.

  • Programme: SBRI

  • Award: Up to £4m

  • Opens: 16 Oct 2014, 00:00

  • Registration closes: No deadline

  • Closes: 18 Dec 2014, 17:00

  • Support phone number: 0300 321 4357

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Predictable and optimised braking challenge


Future RailwayFutureRailway launched a 100% funded £4m SBRI competition on Predictable and optimised braking for rail vehicles on Thursday, 16 October 2014
The competition will include two phases, with successful applicants being funded to carry out an initial feasibility study - to investigate the technical and commercial viability of their proposed solutions. The most promising of these will then be funded to further develop and ultimately demonstrate the braking system.
The competition will be judged by a panel of industry experts including representatives from rolling stock manufacturers such as Siemens and Hitachi.
A briefing event will be held on Monday, 10 November in London for interested suppliers. The event will set out the challenge and competition scope in detail and provide a networking opportunity. Applications must be submitted by 9.00am on Thursday, 18 December 2014
For further information and to register please follow this link: http://www.futurerailway.org/competitions/Pages/default.aspx 
The competition is being managed and administered by FutureRailway.
All enquiries relating to the competition should be directed to:
The Competition Administrator 
Predictable and Optimised Braking, FutureRailway

Supporting document

Key Dates

  • Competition launch: 16 October 2014
  • Briefing/supply chain event: 10 November 2014
  • Question deadline: 9.00am, 1 December 2014
  • Answers to questions: 5.00pm, 8 December 2014
  • Entry submission date: 9.00am, 18 December 2014
  • Judging results: w/c 12 January 2015
  • Contract award: by 31 March 2015