New collaboration sees new centre of low-cost rail excellence in the Black Country matched with transport innovation expertise from Connected Places Catapult.

Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and place leadership, has agreed a new collaboration with the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO). A Memorandum of Understanding is now in place between the two organisations which will see them work together to promote innovation in the transport sector.



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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