£15m to help set up innovation centre at Goole

The University of Birmingham has been awarded £15 million by the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund to establish a research and innovation centre at Goole. 

The investment will enable the University of Birmingham, alongside the University of Huddersfield, to set up a Centre of Excellence for Railway Through-Life Engineering alongside the major new Siemens Mobility factory, which is due to open in 2024. 

The funding is part of a £30m pledge to establish two centres of excellence, with the other (located in south Wales) focused on testing, validation and customer experience. 

The funding includes a wider commitment from the rail industry to co-invest £60m, with a further £16m invested by the University of Birmingham. 

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