London Midland has officially opened its innovation centre at iCentrum on Birmingham’s Aston Science Park.
Labs by London Midland brings together ten of the UK’s hottest technology start-ups to work as partners in developing solutions that improve rail journeys. And the £1/4 million investment is already producing results.
Six of the first ten start-up companies have already had their ideas taken forward by the train company and Warwick Analytics was one of the chosen few.
Commenting on the opening of London Midland Labs, the train company’s managing director, Patrick Verwer said:
“Today marks a new era for improving rail journeys. At London Midland we are committed to making travel simple; creating simply better journeys for everyone. Technology has a massive part to play in making this happen. That is why we have invested in Labs by London Midland and why we are investing in some of the best new talent in the UK technology sector.”
The London Midland Labs is unique in the rail industry. It forms part of the train operator’s ongoing commitment to investing in innovative technologies that have tangible and timely passenger benefits. The Labs Accelerator Programme has been pioneered and created to continue to deliver on London Midland’s commitment to bringing it closer to all the communities it serves.