University Partner Programme

University Partner Programme

The aim of the University Partner Programme is to develop a network of long term university partners with the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC). These select universities will be recognised as internationally excellent in research fields relevant to TSC’s vision of intelligent mobility, and serve as TSC’s outreach to the wider UK science and technology academic community.

The programme intends to maximise the measurable economic benefit of UK research into intelligent mobility, rather than directly fund new research. Transport Systems Catapult will communicate the current research needs and market opportunities in intelligent mobility, promote inter-university knowledge exchange, and join the universities in applying for collaborative project funding, from organisations including EU Horizon 2020.

These objectives will be achieved through a number of proposed methods, including placements of academic staff and students to the Imovation Centre, where research and regular events can be held. Frequent workshops, forums, conferences and networking events at both the universities and Imovation Centre will encourage the development of intelligent mobility concepts, research and subsequent commercial partners (particularly SMEs).

Establishing and embedding intelligent mobility into apprentice to postgraduate educational programmes is also a priority at a number of partners, as is using industry relationships to help identify intelligent mobility skills needs.

The University Partnership Programme consists of a number of university partnerships and includes three consortiums. The universities currently included are:

  • Aberdeen and Heriot-Watt
  • Coventry, De Montfort, Loughborough and Nottingham Trent
  • Leicester and Nottingham
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Cranfield
  • Leeds

More information about our academic engagement activities: https://ts.catapult.org.uk/about-us/academic-engagement/

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