The Welsh Government Sectors and Business team will host a ‘Dragon’s Den’ event in May 2017 to support Unipart Rail’s aspirations for the introduction of innovative technology within the rail sector.
Attendance will be by invitation only. To apply companies must submit a written overview of their product or service using the attached template. Please submit your expression of interest by 9:00 a.m. on Monday 6 February to include company details (75 words max) and product overview including perceived rail use and benefits (150 words max)
Unipart Rail are a leading innovator within the rail industry with global reach for its products and services. The company has a wealth of industry contacts to develop, trial, test and refine new products and concepts through to commercial propositions. Unipart Rail’s experience has been use to benefit entrepreneurs new to the rail sector by providing valuable industry feedback and market access to a rapidly expanding business sector.
The focus of Unipart Rail’s activities are on 4 key areas. They are:
- Customer experience
- Reducing carbon emissions
- Improve capacity
- Reduce whole-life costs of operation
Meeting these aspirations may be achieved by new digital technologies, monitoring and big data management, virtual reality to support design and operational activities, power systems, control systems Big Data, light-weighting and new materials, additive layer manufacturing etc.
Applications are welcome from many industry sectors including ICT, Creative, Construction, Energy, Food, Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering.
During the event companies will also have the opportunity to have a ‘one-to-one’ meeting with senior members of the Unipart Rail team and to network with other sector companies.
Please submit your expression of interest using the attached template.