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.

Research and development competition for RAI in extreme and challenging environments

UK businesses can apply for grant funding to work on robotics and artificial intelligence (RAI) technologies for extreme and challenging environments.

Closes: Wednesday 2th August 2017 at 12:00pm

Open programme round 3

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million. This is to deliver game-changing, cutting-edge innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Closes: Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 12:00pm

UK-Malaysia urban innovation challenge 2017

UK businesses can apply for a share of £3 million to work with Malaysian partners on innovative urban solutions in Malaysia.

Closes:Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 12:00pm

Infrastructure systems round 3

Businesses can apply for a share of up to a possible £3 million for supplying the military front line through autonomous systems

Closes: Wednesday 13 September 2017  at 12:00pm

APC8: Anchoring low carbon technology in the UK

You can apply as part of a consortia for a share of £35 million to develop low carbon technologies. This is to match fund collaborative research and development (R&D), pre-production projects.

Closes: Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 12:00pm

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


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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