Webinar - DfT Transport-Technology Research Innovations Grant (T-TRIG)
Wednesday, 7 January 2015 from 14:45 to 15:45 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Department for Transport, supported by Knowledge Transfer Network's Transport team (KTN), is piloting a competition to fund novel research projects to identify innovative solutions to address its key Challenges known as Transport-Technology Research Innovations Grant (T-TRIG). Applications will be accepted from today, with a deadline of midnight on 26 January 2015.
To assist potential applicants, KTN will be hosting two briefing webinars where interested parties will have opportunity to ask questions about the new competition.
Funding of up to £25,000 for projects with potential to lead to successful new transport products, processes or services.
Businesses, academia and other organisations with innovative ideas and concepts that could help enable more efficient transport systems are encouraged to apply for the Transport-Technology Research Innovations Grant (T-TRIG), newly set up by DfT to support research projects with potential to lead to successful new transport products, processes or services.
Up to £25K per project (100% funded) will be awarded for between 6 and 8 of the leading proposals selected after a competitive process, open in scope to address all types of transport challenges.
Support is to be offered for novel science, engineering and technological research into innovative solutions for improving the UK transport system. Projects may also offer wider benefits, such as developing the evidence base in support of policies, or for enabling more informed decision making processes.
It is envisaged that this T-TRIG scheme will likely operate on an ‘open-call’ basis to be assessed twice per financial year.
Please register to learn more about this competition.
Transport community at Knowledge Transfer Network
The mission of the Transport community on the Knowledge Transfer Network is to support the development of integrated, efficient and sustainable transport systems, by bringing together independent but interrelated organisations to stimulate innovation through knowledge transfer.
The KTN strategy is driven by market demand and supply-chain innovation; our work and programme priorities are set by the need for additionality, relevance, and neutrality. Winthin the transport community, we aim to break down traditional silo thinking and encourage knowledge, skills and technology exchange within the domains of Intelligent Mobility and Energy Efficiency.
We help focus TSB investment, and manage stand-alone programmes to better exploit technology to improve transport and transport infrastructure in the UK and overseas.