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Posted 2024-05-01 07:58:08 by

Transport Research and Innovation Grants?(TRIG) provide early-stage funding for innovations in science, engineering, or technology delivered by The Department for Transport’s (DfT) project delivery partner, Connected Places Catapult. TRIG is open to any UK organisation to support proof-of-concept projects that could lead to the development of successful new transport research products, processes, or services. TRIG is designed to support organisations by providing easily accessible grants, alumni, and wrap-around support from Connected Places Catapult to bring innovations closer to the market. The programme also provides a collaborative space for innovators, including academics, SMEs, and large businesses, to work with DfT’s policy teams on realising shared goals. Since 2014, over £12 million has been awarded to 400 projects.?

TRIG aims to: 

  • Stimulate the development of new technology solutions to DfT challenges.  
  • Provide innovators with support to try out new ideas – to show early promise; or fail fast.  
  • Join up innovators with DfT colleagues in a safe setting and allow them to learn together. 
  • Help create future leaders in transport, whilst driving jobs and growth. 

For TRIG 2024, DfT will offer innovators grants of up to £45k across four separate challenge areas, in addition to an Open Call challenge to undertake early stage feasibility studies.

Under the open call, the DfT is seeking innovative ideas that have the potential to address a UK transport challenge, across all modes and technology areas. It should be noted that although the open call is available for solutions to all transport challenges, applicants should consider their proposals within the context of DfT’s priorities and innovation needs.

For more information, including details of an application support and information seminar on 2nd May 2024 click here.