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.

 

SBRI: developing responsive rural community connections
Combatting loneliness with solutions that enable communities to help each other in digitally and transport deprived areas.

Registration closes: Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 12:00pm

 

Open grant funding competition: round 2

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £20 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

Competition closes: Wednesday 12 September 2018 at 12:00pm

 

Electric vehicle charging for public spaces: feasibility studies

UK business can apply for innovation grants to design, develop and deploy innovative electric vehicle charging infrastructure in public areas.

Competition closes: Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 12:00pm

 

Wireless electric vehicle charging for commercial users: feasibility studies

UK businesses can apply for innovation grants to design, develop and deploy wireless electric vehicle charging infrastructure for commercial users.

Competition closes: Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 12:00pm

 

Innovation loans: July 2018 open competition

Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Registration closes: Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 12:00pm

 

Connected and autonomous vehicles 4: piloting passenger services

UK businesses can apply for funding to research new connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and demonstrate them in a real-world trial.

Competition closes: Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 12:00pm

 

Future Cities Mission to China

Led by Innovate UK, the Future Cities Missions are designed to offer UK urban innovators a unique opportunity to enter overseas markets. During the one-week in-country missions, UK companies meet and pitch to prospective partners, investors and customers and visit local pioneering future cities projects.

Where: Shenzhen, The Greater Bay Area

When: Date: 26 – 30 November 2018

Apply by 17 August 2018 to participate on the Future Cities Mission to China!

 

Meridian 3: autonomous highway, rural and parking test facilities

UK businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million to create the second phase of the UK connected and autonomous vehicle test ‘ecosystem’.

Registration closes: Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 12:00pm

 

Meridian 2: connected vehicles data exchange

UK businesses or research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to create the world’s best connected vehicles data exchange or trading platform.

Registration closes: Wednesday 29 August 2018 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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