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The names of the five new cutting-edge technology firms that will join HS2 Ltd’s Innovation Accelerator programme have been announced.
Focussing on HS2’s innovation challenges of driving innovation in construction and enhancing passengers’ station experience, the five – chosen from 118 applicants to the programme – will receive commercial and technical support, plus rent-free working space, as they develop their technology to help deliver Europe’s largest infrastructure project.
All five firms will start their HS2 development work in November 2020, and will continue to work through to March 2021.
After four months of development inside the Accelerator, the firms’ solutions will be showcased and pitched to industry investors and HS2’s supply chain, consisting of the thousands of companies ranging from the largest international engineers to specialist suppliers to the project.
HS2 Ltd’s Innovation Manager, Rob Cairns, said: “We are drawing on the very best of British innovation and skills to ensure the UK’s investment in HS2 not only delivers an outstanding high-speed rail network, but also builds a sound economic legacy that generates prosperity after the railway’s construction is complete. These five firms are at the forefront of the innovative ideas, and we look forward to working with them to realise their ambitions.”
The five companies that were chosen are:
This article first appeared on www.globalrailwayreview.com
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