RSSB has been nominated for a Times Higher Education (THE) Award, in the category of Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration, for the work carried out with the University of Huddersfield as part of a strategic research partnership.
The strategic partnership between the University of Huddersfield and RSSB has been built on the shared vision to practically implement research findings, in order to help the railway industry reduce costs and effectively manage safety risk, said RSSB’s Director of System Safety, George Bearfield. The work of the partnership over the past 2 years has developed new techniques, tools and skills to support this vision, paving the way to tangible and implementable benefits.
The University of Huddersfield and RSSB signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2013, agreeing to pool resources and talent for research into system and engineering risk modelling to support informed decision making and future risk prediction.
The nomination highlighted a number of successful partnership projects, such as the development of a model to optimise train braking in low adhesion conditions.
The Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration award will go to the business that has delivered the most imaginative and effective partnership. The judging panel are looking for a collaboration that has led to significant benefits to the business, university and economy.
The winners will be announced on Thursday 24 November 2016 at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.