Micromobility

Micromobility is a trend that’s growing and KTN’s Transport Team is working closely with industry and government to understand the opportunities and the challenges.

The way people and goods travel is changing and people want short, particularly urban, journeys to be cleaner, greener and healthier.  This is even more pertinent as our relationships with town and city centres has changed due to the pandemic.  As demands and trends change, technology is responding.

Micromobility is a catch-all term covering electric bikes, scooters, skateboards: small, often electric vehicles designed for one or two people.

This sector is changing rapidly; at present, many Mircromobility vehicles are not legal on UK roads and the development of this industry is being carefully considered by government and industry. The potential benefits are huge to our health, our environment and our urban planning.  But the growth of the sector needs to be well-managed and consultations are underway to assess the potentials and the challenges.

Current Micromobility funding opportunities

Horizon Europe Driving Urban Transitions: Develop sustainable cities and urban environments across Europe

Opens: 21/09/2022 Closes: 21/11/2022

Apply for funding to address key urban challenges facing cities in the transition to a more sustainable economy.

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 6

Opens: 20/09/2022 Closes: 09/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

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GA-iX challenge: Innovative Solutions for Second Life Batteries

Opens: 29/09/2022 Closes: 11/11/2022

This Innovation Exchange challenge, delivered by Innovate UK KTN through the Global Alliance Africa project, is supporting Hinckley Group to identify innovative solutions for second life Lithium-Ion batteries, focussing on solutions for roadside kiosks, personal mobility, light or cooling provision

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Micromobility Hub: Behaviours and Attitudes around Micromobility
Recorded: 23rd July

Micromobility Hub: Behaviours and Attitudes around Micromobility

Is there a role for innovation in promoting more active travel? We know being more active is good for our mental and physical health but how can innovation nudge behaviours, so it becomes a more dominant form of travel? In this webinar we will be joined by Jenna Panter, Cambridge University and Vivacity Labs to discuss the technology and behavioural changes that need to happen so active travel is pervasive and becomes a routine.

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