Who we are

There is a global race to provide better transport solutions. Clean, green, safe, easy to access, convenient, whole-journey solutions are the future. Informed, digitally connected, passengers demand a better service and the country’s economic future depends on us having a much more intelligent approach.

The revolution in data science and connectivity, along with UK’s world leading research base as well as our transport industry’s pedigree provides the UK with the opportunity to win this race.

The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) is a neutral, not-for-profit, Technology and Innovation company full of energetic, capable, technologists and business experts. We are undertaking applied research projects in collaboration with academia, SMEs and Industry with the aim of making UK a world leader in Transport Innovation.

Current ‘initiative areas’ include Connected and Autonomous Transport, Mobility-as-a-Service Platforms, an Open Transport Data Hub, SME & Scale-Up Partnerships and Academic Alliances.

We work with companies, universities and government using technology and novel commercial models to transform transport into ‘Intelligent Mobility’. Intelligent Mobility is the smarter, greener, safer and more efficient movement of people and goods around the world.

We work to identify future technology trends so we can make the UK a global leader and create jobs and grow companies. Through identifying new technologies and ways of working, we are making transport better for everyone


Our Facilities

Centrally located in the new town of Milton Keynes, our innovation centre is a world-class collaboration space for innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, business leaders and people passionate about how technology can improve transport systems.

On-site we have facilities for the development of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Virtual Reality solutions and Data Exploitation amongst others. Our in-house capability team also includes experts in areas as diverse as Customer Experience, Freight Logistics and Artificial Intelligence.

Our facilities are available to use by small and developing businesses, academic and research organisations and larger organisations looking to innovate.

Our mission is to drive global leadership in Intelligent Mobility, promoting sustained economic growth and well being through integrated, efficient and sustainable transport systems


Our focus areas

We work across all major forms of transport, with an emphasis on seeking solutions that can be applied to multiple modes.

We are currently focused on the following market opportunity based segments:

Human-Centric Design to ensure the user is at the heart of new products and services
Modelling & Visualisation Platform models to exploit the way in which new services can be provided and user engage with them.
Intelligent Mobility Data Hub to drive more intelligent decisions for transport providers and users
Operational Trials & Evaluation to unlock greater capacity and productivity in existing and new infrastructure
Critical Systems and Software Development to ensure the UK is at the forefront of this area.

Highlights of some of our current and recent projects can be found here.

The Catapult Programme

The Transport Systems Catapult is one of eleven elite technology and innovation centres established and overseen by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

For more information on the Catapult programme, please visit www.catapult.org.uk

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