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:
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:
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:
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