- Passenger experience
- Cross-industry partnership
- Operations and performance
- Engineering and safety
- Small-scale project
- Major project
- NEW: Covid crisis response
The Railway Industry Innovation Award entries are judged by a panel of industry experts:
CHAIRMAN Haydn Abbott
Former Managing Director of Angel Trains
The former Managing Director of the Angel Trains Group has also served as Chairman of the Railway Industry Association, the Railway Sector Advisory Group and is also Chairman of the UK arm of the Railway Children charity.
Consultant Editor, Modern Railways magazine
James is one of the most respected journalists in the railway industry. He also set up the Fourth Friday Club, the magazine’s programme of formal events which includes three major annual awards ceremonies.
Technical Director, Railway Industry Association
A chartered engineer, David has over 30 years’ rail industry experience. He was previously innovation director at RSSB, moving to RIA in 2016 to represent members’ interests in the areas of safety, technical standards, technical strategy, research and innovation.
Innovation Support Manager, Network Rail
Previously Innovation Manager at Pera, Ben joined Network Rail in 2012 where his role is to support and promote the company’s innovation agenda, help define projects, facilitate access to resources and manage and develop innovation systems.
Microsoft Teams Customer Engineering lead for Firstline Workforce
Irina’s role in Microsoft Teams’ product group is focused on enabling organisations to digitally empower their firstline workforce, having previously driven Microsoft’s Customer Success engagements in UK rail. Before joining Microsoft, Irina led various digital projects in transport and technology sectors, having started her career in academia, working towards a PhD in computational simulation of nanoalloys.
Innovation Lead Rail, InnovateUK
Kelvin has over 20 years’ experience delivering engineering and advanced technology. He joined InnovateUK in 2015 to lead the organisation’s activities related to rail innovation including the delivery of competitions and programs on behalf of the Department for Transport and Network Rail.