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Transport Systems

Transport Systems looks holistically across transport modes, infrastructure and control systems ( e.g. communication, smart ticketing, remote control & supervision) plus new business models such as Mobility-as-a-Service.

Transport Systems offer new opportunities to create improved efficiencies in the movement of people, goods and services. The future is a seamless end-to-end journey to improve people’s lives in remote, rural and urban regions addressing the needs of the individual and benefits to society. Whether the solution is on-demand travel options, smart ticketing, digital and communication services or new business models, the key is to unlock the potential and deliver solutions to transform the UK’s transport system.

KTN’s Transport team work with government, industry, transport stakeholders and transport operators in the UK to unlock opportunities to enable seamless travel.  Engaging with the team will enable new collaborations and introductions to speed up innovation in the transport sector.

Our Transport Systems Expert

Rob Furlong

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Funding Opportunities

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 3

Up to £6 million is available to fund innovation projects, which are a partnership between an academic institution/RTO/Catapult and a business or not-for-profit, employing 1-2 graduate associates.

Opens: 05/07/2021 Closes: 29/09/2021

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KTN-iX challenge: Solutions for Smarter & Greener Places

Through this iX challenge, EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative solutions that create smarter and greener places who are interested in corporate strategic investment, with innovations across energy, mobility and infrastructure that enable smarter and greener places. Alongside technical innovations, EQUANS is interested in educational tools that help to promote behavioural change in communities, supporting democratisation in achieving decarbonisation.

Opens: 06/07/2021 Closes: 30/09/2021

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Recorded: 15th September

West Midlands 5G Round 2 Briefing

Up to £2.5 million is available for innovation projects that develop a new service or product. These must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve the experience for travellers.

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News

28.07.2021

Accessibility across all transport modes

The Department for Transport has announced a range of initiatives to support and enable confident travel for disabled people, linked to the National Disability Strategy. Disabled passengers will have better accessibility when using transport and a significant say in how they travel and how the future of transport is shaped.  The initiatives are welcomed by KTN’s Transport Team, who are acutely aware of the importance of accessibility across all modes of transport.

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19.07.2021

Battery Caffè Podcast Episode 4: Electric Vehicle Fire Safety

In this 4th episode of the Battery Caffè, Nikoleta Piperidou and Sheena Hindocha from KTN focus on electric vehicle fire safety – a broad topic of interest for sector specialists as well as the wider public.

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