Helping Your Business Grow

The Transport Systems Catapult supports businesses of all sizes and maturity by providing a range of enabling services.

We have a dedicated business support team with a broad range of capabilities that tailors its offerings to meet the specific needs of each business or SME. We can provide different levels of support, depending upon your requirements and your objectives.

Enabling Innovation

If you are developing a new idea, we have teams of experts  who can help you take your innovation from idea to commercialisation in the following areas:

  • Improving Customer Experience
  • Transport Data Analysis and Exploitation
  • Automation and Autonomy in Transport Systems
  • Smart Infrastructure and Connectivity
  • Disruptive Business Models

Additional infrastructure and resources are often needed as a company or product scales.

For innovations with high growth potential, we provide technical support as well as access to a suite of cutting edge assets within our Integrated Test Environment, to enable you to develop ideas so they are ready for commercialisation.

Funding and Opportunities

Raising funding for your business is one of the biggest hurdles you will face as a entrepreneur. We can guide you through the various financing options, from grants and loans to equity investment, and help you decide the best way to raise finance and fund your business.

We also have access to a bank of seed ventures and growth capital investors who we can introduce you to when your business is ready to progress.

If you are looking for a way to get started in the Transport industry why not check out our regular Hackathon events.

If your business is already established, we regularly publish tenders and open calls for partners and contractors for specific programmes. There are also opportunities to take part in industry funded partnership programmes and to contribute to the development of our programmes and enabling capabilities (click here).

If you have a great idea or product and think we can help please register here.

At the TSC we deliver our vision through our people living our core values of Care, Collaboration, Courage and Integrity



If you are looking to grow your business, we can offer practical help from experienced entrepreneurs, industry experts and other business support providers. Our links with local business support providers and advisors can provide the knowledge and know-how needed to get a company off the ground or help you grow into a thriving, profitable business.

Examples of specific areas we can help include:

  • Solution, capability and asset mapping
  • Partnership agreements
  • Market analysis
  • Intellectual property Rights
  • Financial planning and funding guidance
  • Business modelling


The TSC holds a variety of networking events in the transport innovation sector, which can help you make the right connections to advance your business and showcase your innovations. These include workshops and industry wide conferences as well as specialist networking events aimed at SMEs.

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We provide flexible workspace packages in our Innovation Centre in Milton Keynes. Not only will you benefit from direct access to Catapult services and expertise, but you’ll also be situated with other businesses going through the same development curve.

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