Neil Ridley, BEng, CEng, MIMechE

Neil wears a number of hats, one of which currently is the Railway Industry Association’s Director of the Unlocking Innovation Scheme, which has played a major role in supporting the industry to overcome the barriers to innovation. The scheme helps to bring clients and suppliers together to share challenges and capabilities, whilst understanding best practice and support mechanisms.

Neil has over 25 years of consulting experience in the transport sector, helping companies to create new opportunities, innovations, services and products. His experience runs right across, public and private sector organisations, manufacturers, operators, technologists, government, local authorities, infrastructure providers, academia, developers, funders and many more.

A particular passion of Neil’s is Intelligent Mobility, connecting the ever-growing number of transport related stakeholders and adjacent industries to address the mounting pressures on transport systems. Solutions that make the movement of people and goods easier, but also create real business opportunities.

As chair of the event, Neil Ridley opens the conference and discusses innovation trends in transport.

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