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DfT T-TRIG Webinar screencasts - the key criteria for funding is ‘innovation’

To follow-up the recent webinars promoting the Department for Transport’s T-TRIG competition, we present for your viewing pleasure both screencast recordings, plus presentation slides to assist in applying for funding of up to £25,000 to research to support innovative science, technology and engineering ideas that could improve UK transport.

Screencats of both the 2 and 6 July webinars are embedded below, plus slides are linked for the second (the slides for that webinar having been slightly amended).

Both webinars follow the same outline, that includes an introduction to the T-TRIG competition and it’s purpose, example areas of interest for potential projects, how to apply, the evaluation criteria, and the next steps and timescales.

Both had free flowing Q&A sessions at the end, the answers to which should be instructive.

The first webinar includes some 'noises off' early on, but that and the second clearly in their own way explain details of the competition and fielded questions from potential applicants.

 

Example projects

Sviti Pabari, in this first webinar, briefly mentioned three projects funded earlier this year in the T-TRIG pilot: a proposed app for navigating the London Underground for blind people; a proposed self-healing railway sleeper and a proposal for an app to increase driver awareness of cyclists.

The authoritative guidance to subject areas that T-TRIG may support is at DfT's list of its Priorities for Transport - however the following slide from the presentation gives some additional pointers for indicative areas.

 

Intellectual property

Several questioners sought clarity on intellectual property rights that may result from projects, that is addressed in the competition documents, but was clarified by Neil Ebenezer that the rights will rest with the company that comes up with the idea, but DfT reserves a fallback position to be able to enable development of that idea further if that IPR is not utilised.

 

Competition Timetable

Applications will continue to be accepted until midnight of 20 July, and are welcome from all types of organisations - from micro-business, SMEs, corporates and academics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downloads

  • 2 June Webinar presented by Craig Cook (KTN), Sviti Pabari (DfT) & Neil Ebenezer (DfT) (13,846.3k)

 

  • 6 July Webinar presented by Craig Cook (KTN), Neil Ebenezer (DfT) and Lyndsay Kennedy (Transport Systems Catapult)

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    Further questions

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