This five-day in-person event will bring early career researchers together to propose a technical solution and business model for decarbonising a railway service in the UK. Ricardo plc, a leading engineering consultancy, will present the challenge and put you in the seat of a consultant for the week. Whilst this year’s theme of railways involves a lot of electric/mechanical engineering, we strongly encourage applications from other disciplines such as business, economics, social sciences, and environmental sciences. The winning team will receive a lot of kudos and a £100 prize per team member (this may take the form of vouchers). The programme will consist of plenty of technical talks by academics and industry experts to better familiarise attendees with the challenges facing railway decarbonisation, a social programme, and team building activities to ensure an informative and enjoyable week for all!