The Transport Innovation Centre Sheffield (TICS) is The University of Sheffield’s University Partnership Programme with the Transport Systems Catapult.

TICS builds upon the strength of existing transport expertise at The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. At the forefront of transport research, we facilitate new projects, while deepening our relationships with Industry and also delivering dissemination and public engagement.

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Next Generation Rail 2017 @ The University of Sheffield – 27/28th June 2017

Booking now open!      

Next Gen Rail is rolling into the Steel City on the 27 & 28th June 2017.

Following the success of the last four years, The University of Sheffield’s Transport Innovation Centre Sheffield (TICS) and industry partners are organising the 5th Next Generation Rail Conference, to take place in Sheffield on 27 June and 28 June.

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Who’s it for?

Next Generation Rail is attended by some of the brightest PhD students, early-career researchers, young rail professionals and apprentices, in order to promote interaction between tomorrow’s rail leaders and educators.

 

 

Why should I attend?

The conference will offer valuable training and learning opportunities to enhance your skills and support your career progression. The programme includes a choice of technical site visits, a series

We also hold CPD Membership!

of interactive workshops led by innovation experts and lots of networking and team building activities. These include the Next Generation Rail Dinner on Tuesday night.

-What’s in it for you?

  • Develop, enhance and learn new skills to support you and your company.
  • Network with other young people from across the Rail Sector.
  • Learn about the latest and cutting edge innovation.

-What’s in it for your company?

  • Support in early career professional development.
  • Develop collaboration and raise your companies profile.
  • Investment in skills and personal growth.

 

This year’s theme: Journey into the future

The programme is packed full of interesting activities which look’s towards the future of the rail industry.  This includes:

  • A series of interactive workshops focusing around three main themes of Innovation in Rail Engineering, Intelligent Mobility and Professional Development
  • Networking and team building activities to promote professional development.
  • A choice of technical site visits in Doncaster’s Rail Cluster including Hitachi and National College for High-Speed Rail.

How can you get involved?

  • Of course, you can recommend the event to your young colleagues!
  • Book an exhibition stand space in the break room. Meet face to face with delegates in a networking environment. Stands are free and available to book but are limited! Book by contacting Adam Brown on adam.j.brown@sheffield.ac.uk
  • Come along to the Next Generation Rail Evening dinner on the 27th June. Limited spaces are available to join our three-course dinner at Kelham Island Museum. Spaces are bookable via the button below just to the University booking system and click meal only. Tickets cost £60.

Schedule of events

It’s an action packed couple of days! 

Tuesday 27th June – Conference Day – The Edge, Sheffield

-Series of interactive workshop’s from industry experts including David Clark (Railway Industry Association), Christos Mexias (Network Rail) and Lucy Prior (Rail Alliance).

-Panel Q & A sessions with Industry and academic experts.

– The Next Gen evening meal at Kelham Island Museum – Three-course meal set in one of Sheffield oldest Steelworks.

Wednesday 28th June – Site Visits – Doncaster Rail Cluster

In partnership with Business Doncaster, Next Generation Rail site visits will include options to visit.

  • Hitachi Rail Europe
  • National College for High-Speed Rail
  • Cementation Skanska
  • Wabtec Rail Limited

 

 

 

For more information and support contact Adam Brown @ Adam.j.brown@sheffield.ac.uk