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T-TRIG - watering the seeds of innovative transport technologies

In the second webinar to assist application for its Transport Technology Research Innovations Grant the Department for Transport’s Neil Ebenezer emphasised that applicants should hone in on justifying the potential for innovation and wider impact on the department’s priorities in proposals.


DfT Transport Technologies Innovations Research Grant - webinar number 2, 23 October 2015 from Knowledge Transfer Network on Vimeo.

DfT’s Transport Technology Research Innovations Grant (T-TRIG) is currently accepting applications for up to £25,000 to support development of innovative ideas and concepts relating to transport. This open call aims to support high quality proof-of-concepts or development of prototype projects with potential for enabling a better transport system.

The application process has been simplified since the last T-TRIG competition to make the funding easier to apply for and evaluate, and quicker to fund.

There’s five main questions to focus on, with demonstrations of novelty and impact on DfT’s priority issues carrying the most weight.

“Your ideas need to be thought through clearly”, added Neil.

There’s just two weeks remaining to complete applications. Completed forms, in MS Word and pdf formats, should be e-mailed to: dft-t-trig@ts.catapult.org.uk by midnight 9 November 2015.


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