A new competition is supporting the latest innovative solutions as the £1.8 million in funding comes from the Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG).
The TRGI competitions latest funding sees an increased grant of up to £45,000 per winner, per project with applications opening on October 23.
Key goals of the competition include helping to decarbonise airport operations in addition to looking how AI can make transport cheaper and quicker.
Connected Places Catapult (CPC) is delivering this competition with award grants to businesses who seek development research helping find solution to pressing issues in transport including decarbonation.
Last year’s TRIG competition saw 67 projects awarded funding, including personalised navigation apps for disabled passengers and robots for freight at ports, creating jobs and growing the economy across the UK.
Technology Minister, Jesse Norman, said: “TRIG funding has been a huge success over the past 10 years, helping to pioneer the new ideas to solve the transport problems of tomorrow.
“Today’s launch of the latest round of funding promises to build on the knowledge that innovation is key to helping improve transport across the UK, making lives easier and creating jobs.”
To look at this year’s competition proposals visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-18-million-competition-launched-to-support-innovative-transport-solutions