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‘A forum to showcase British rail innovation to the globe’ – via Goole – praise for RaisE at launch

The £8.1m business center in the heart of the emerging rail town of Goole has been described as ‘a forum for the world to showcase the best of British innovation’.

The Rail Accelerator and Innovation Solutions Hub for Enterprises was officially opened and more than 150 guests joined as representatives of three key stakeholders.

And Siemens Mobility and the University of Birmingham, combined with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, have emerged as best practices for the public, private and academic sectors.

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The striking three-story building of the Goole 36 Enterprise Zone offers 3,200 square meters of office and workshop accommodation, split between SME space and the management elements of Siemens Mobility’s massive manufacturing investment.

Town MP Andrew Percy officially opened it up and released a plaque commemorating it.



RaisE on Tom Pudding Way, Goole 36 Enterprise Zone.

He said: “The development of the Goole 36 and the creation of the new RaisE Center are progressing in phases. It demonstrates what can be achieved when business, academia, government and committees work together and work together.

“Goole is an increasingly attractive place to invest and we all have a common vision to make this city the center of the future rail industry.”

The official event came after RaisE opened last month. It is hoped that 90 new jobs will be created by the occupants.

“We are delighted to see the official launch of the RaisE Business Center,” said Sambit Banerjee, Executive Director of Rail Vehicles and Customer Service at Siemens Mobility. Siemens Mobility is excited to work with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the University of Birmingham to make this a reality.



Sambit Banerjee, Managing Director of Rail Vehicles and Customer Service at Siemens Mobility, speaks at the official opening ceremony of RaisE in Goole.
Sambit Banerjee, Managing Director of Rail Vehicles and Customer Service at Siemens Mobility, speaks at the official opening ceremony of RaisE in Goole.

“It will be a good place to collaborate as part of ‘Rail Village’. It will provide valuable space for providing research and development support for startups and small businesses in the UK rail industry. As a forum for RaisE in the UK, we look forward to bringing the best of UK innovations to the world.”

The construction by Willmott Dixon with a team of local authorities was supported by £1.5m from the European Regional Development Fund and £1m from the Getting Building Fund through Hull and East Yorkshire Regional Business Partnerships. .

Jonathan Owen, Chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: surrounding area.

“The relationship between the three key stakeholders now has an example of how the public sector, industry and academia can work together to ensure that Goole is seen as a city that continues to rise.”

The University of Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Center for Railway Research and Education, Europe’s largest university-based professional campus. Engineers, academics and industry professionals have offices on the ground floor.

Phase 2 of RaisE will now co-locate and create a £50 million Center of Excellence for Rail Research and Innovation developed between Siemens Mobility and the University of Birmingham.

Professor Clive Roberts, Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham, said, “We are delighted to announce that the RaisE Business Center is open for business. We worked closely with our longtime partners Siemens Mobility and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to build a center that puts the region’s Goole and local businesses at the heart of rail innovation.

An open dialogue between the three stakeholders, and where we are now together, truly provides an opportunity to work with the public sector, industry and academia to see what can be accomplished for business and local villages locally and beyond. “

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