Transport for Wales Innovation Accelerator Programme

A 12-week accelerator programme designed to take your start-up from ideation to product launch and deploy your solution across Transport for Wales


The Transport for Wales Rail (TfWL) Innovation Accelerator programme is an opportunity for any start-up with an innovative idea, product or service, that could improve Welsh Rail across the following areas:

  • Customer & Passenger Experience
  • Customer Support
  • Business Process Efficiency
  • Health & Safety / Employee Wellbeing
  • Mobility & Transport
  • Engineering Innovation

What’s on offer?

  • Remote 12-week innovation programme which will accelerate and upscale your business across
    • Design thinking
    • Minimum viable product development
    • Gaining customers insights
    • Agile working methods
    • Product testing
  • Mentoring from rail industry experts across Transport for Wales Rail, Lab by Transport for Wales innovation specialists, as well as partners and key players across the rail industry
  • The opportunity to pitch for a contract of work with Transport for Wales Rail – providing your business with the opportunity for commercial growth
  • Networking opportunities with Rail execs, Innovation experts and other start-ups

Is there a cost?

No. The programme is free to apply for, and free to take part in.

Deadline dates

Recruitment deadline is 16th June with the programme starting late June.

You will need to be able to commit to dedicating 1 day a week to take part in the programme.

How to apply

Apply online at the f6s application portal here

More information

To get more information about Lab by Transport for Wales, what they’re looking to achieve, their innovation accelerator programme and their partnership with Transport for Wales Rail, visit or follow them on twitter @waleslab.

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