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BCIMO is a not-for-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and operator of the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC), a unique, world-class centre for rail innovation based in Dudley in the West Midlands.

This £32m multi-purpose centre, situated at the heart of the Black Country, offers a range of hireable facilities including Rail Development and Test SiteEngineering Laboratories and Equipment, Meeting and Event Spaces and Serviced Offices and Meeting Rooms.

This brand-new centre has been constructed thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC), the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) in partnership with the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) and Coventry City Council.

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BCIMO offers a range of unique services in each of the following areas:

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Raising the Flag for Black Country Innovation at BCIMO

Raising the Flag for Black Country Innovation at BCIMO

Innovation is core to BCIMO’s mission and, being at the heart of the community within the Black Country, the organisation always welcomes the opportunity to engage with other local innovative projects and programmes; most particularly as we celebrate Black Country Day...

Inspiration in Action at Black Country Skills Event

Inspiration in Action at Black Country Skills Event

This week, the team from BCIMO exhibited at a hands-on skills event for school children and young people at Wolverhampton Racecourse in Dunstall Park. Designed to inspire youngsters across a broad range of sectors, the event was an opportunity for BCIMO to offer an...

One Year On: The Clean Futures Journey

One Year On: The Clean Futures Journey

On 15th June 2023, a group of key stakeholders met to discuss and decide upon the core challenges from across the automotive and rail industries that would be posed to first year applicants to the Clean Futures Accelerator programme. As they now deliberate on the...

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BCIMO is a not-for-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and operator of the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC), a unique, world-class centre for rail innovation based in Dudley in the West Midlands.

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