Accelerating Innovation in Rail Round 4 Funding Competition

Research and development funding for businesses in the UK to deliver high-value, low-cost rail solutions or improve user experience through stations.

IUK has allocated up to £9 million to fund collaborative research and development (R&D) projects addressing the competition’s technical challenge.

IUK expects to distribute:

  • up to £4.5 million for projects on ‘high-value, low-cost railway innovation’
  • up to £4.5 million for projects on ‘improving customer experience through stations’

This is a single-stage competition. Projects should last between three and 12 months. IUK expects the total cost of projects to range from £150,000 to £1 million. It may consider larger projects, but these should be discussed with IUK before making an application.