Tecnological Mission UK
- Oct 29, 2018
MAFEX organized the UK Technological Mission between the 1st and 5th of October 2018. The Spanish delegation was composed of 11-member entities of MAFEX.
The technological mission aims to increase technological collaboration between Spain and the United Kingdom, offering the opportunity to understand the local ecosystem that supports innovation, receiving feedback about projects / prototypes / business plans, as well as explore and know potential partners.
In collaboration with Department for Transport-DfT, the mission started with a Technical Workshop on innovation in the United Kingdom, in which high level speakers participated. Spanish companies had the opportunity to learn first-hand the strategies and good practices of RSSB, HS2, Network Rail, Innovate UK, CDTI,Transport For London.
During the mission, we visited the Centre of Excellence in Infrastructure (University of Southampton), Centre of Excellence in Digitalization (University of Birmingham), and Rolling Stock Excellence Centre (University of Huddersfield), with the participation of the UK Tram.
A Tri-Country B2B Matchmaking Event was also organised, in collaboration with the Rail Alliance and BTS with more than 60 meetings.