Procuring Innovation in Transport Conference



National Railway Museum York
Leeman Rd
YO26 4XJ


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17/04/2018 - 9:30 am


17/04/2018 - 3:30 pm

Part of the Transport Systems Catapult’s Transport Café series

The Procurring Innovation in Transport Conference will explore exciting developments in the Intelligent Mobility and Transport Innovation sector. We welcome all SME’s, academics and businesses who work within these exciting sectors, where we will also offer support and guidance.

At each event we focus on giving insights into different aspects of innovation in the transport industry. We give businesses the chance to showcase their ideas and give them opportunities to meet with public and private sector decision makers who are looking to invest in or partner with smaller businesses.

At this event the focus will be helping businesses navigate procurement processes. You will learn:

  • How to navigate complex public and private sector tendering processes
  • Common pitfalls and questions you will need to be able to answer
  • How you can work with the TSC to leverage resources for commercial opportunities

You will also have the chance to build relationships with Public and Private sector organisations to get ahead of the curve with upcoming opportunities and to network with likeminded SMEs and Innovators.



10.00: Arrival and Coffee & Bacon Sandwiches

10.30: Welcome & Introduction to the TSC: Neil Fulton – Transport Systems Catapult

The Challenges of Procuring Innovation Panel Discussion:

  • Darren Capes – York Council – Chair
  • Rikesh Shah – Transport for London (TfL)
  • Neil Widdop – Highways England (HE)
  • Robin Lapish – HS2 Ltd
  • Rob Whitehead – Crown Commercial Services (CCS)

Procurement from the innovator’s point of view – Rail Watch Project: Simon Christopher – Citi Logik

Innovation in transport, a Local Authority perspective: Llewelyn Morgan – Oxfordshire County Council


SME Pitch – Session

Exploiting data to improve rail incident responses – Project RAPPORT: Dan Lee-Bursnall-Incremental Solutions

SME Pitch: Trevor Platt – Nicander Limited


Lunch and Networking 


How tier-1 suppliers can involve SMEs Panel Discussion:

  • Tim Gammons – Arup – Chair
  • Ouahcene Ouramoune – Alstom
  • Charlie Hamilton – Whippet Coaches
  • Adam Parbutt – Arup

Getting settled: Local Authority Support for SMEs – Make it York: Charles Storr – York Council

Making Procurement Easy: Rob Whitehead – Crown Commercial Services (CCS)

15.30: Close: Alex Weedon – Transport Systems Catapult

15.35: Networking

If you would like to join us for this free event, click here.

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