Opportunities and Open Calls

Funding Opportunities and Tenders

We work with a number of organisations including government departments, local authorities and European funding bodies and can help you access them where appropriate.

Below is a list of current funding opportunities in the Transport Industry as well as tenders and calls from the TSC.

Innovation in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems: feasibility studies

UK businesses can apply for a share of £20 million across 3 competitions to research technologies and business models that develop future vehicle-to-grid products and services.

Closes: Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 12:00pm

Connected and autonomous vehicles 3: research and development

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £23 million to research and develop new connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

Closes: Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 12:00pm

Accelerating innovation in rail 5

Businesses can apply for a share of £7.9 million for innovations to minimise disruption to train services and to develop initiatives for intelligent trains.

Closes: Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 12:00pm

IDP14: accelerating the transition to zero emission vehicles (research and development)

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £18 million to research vehicle technology that accelerates the transition to zero emission vehicles.

 Closes: Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 12:00pm

By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, the TSC create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing impact in the transport sector and beyond.



We are always excited to hear from SME’s and individuals who have unique and interesting solutions which could help improve transport. We are currently deepening the technical capability we have built over the last four years, to consolidate our reputation as a centre of excellence in Intelligent Mobility and deliver the programmes. The key enabling capabilities we are currently developing for the UK are:

Modelling and Visualisation to bring world leading capability of people, process and computational tools to develop and demonstrate IM innovations in virtual worlds

Human Centric Design to enhance and enable IM technology innovation by placing the user at the heart of design and development

Critical Systems Software Design to establish development, evaluation and validation methodologies and techniques for mission critical software systems

Integrated Information Platforms to provide storage, analysis and sharing of information and facilitating ubiquitous data fused from multiple sources

Operational Trials & Evaluation to advance a network of integrated cyber and physical assets that support end to end testing and evaluation.

Our primary focus is currently on delivering collaborative projects and large scale demonstrators. The TSC has an essential role to play in establishing and delivering these major programmes within collaborative ventures, potentially worth tens of millions of pounds, in mobility-as-a-service, autonomous vehicles and truly connected & smart infrastructure.

If you would like to get involved with these projects please register your interest here.

Through our research we have identified key market segments where UK businesses could have the most impact and should focus their efforts. These segments have informed our programme themes and the capabilities listed above. If you work in these areas we are particularly keen to hear from you:

• Autonomous vehicles
• Internet of Things (IoT) asset management
• Data management & analysis
• Data collection & communication platforms
• Intermodal smart ticketing
• Security, resilience, safety (incl. cyber security)


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