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Businesses encouraged to bid for transformative innovation funding

Apply for innovation funding to transform UK transport.

Motorway at night.

Innovative businesses with plans to transform UK transport have the opportunity to bid for life-changing funding.

Mobile ticketing via Bluetooth, measures to cut commuting time, and a pilot helping partially-sighted people navigate urban transport systems are just some of the proposals that have received money in the past from the Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG).

T-TRIG announcement DriverNet

Today (18 December 2017) the grant opens for its fifth round of applications – giving businesses the chance to bid for up to £30,000 – a £5,000 increase from previous rounds.

For the first time in the targeted call, bidders have been asked to focus on 2 key themes for this round of T-TRIG funding:

  • improving the UK’s road network using big data and machine learning
  • reducing shipping emissions

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said:

Ground-breaking pilot projects are already benefiting passengers around the country, and this new round of innovation funding will give more businesses a chance to make their ideas a reality.

I look forward to hearing from pioneering companies about their plans.

Up to £1.14 million is available through this round of T-TRIG funding.

T-TRIG announcement Biella Research

The programme began in 2014 as a pilot, and has subsequently been followed by 4 further rounds of funding.

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Published 18 December 2017