Search is on for new ways to tackle hazards on National Highways’ roads

Enterprising businesses and innovators with new ideas on how to manage hazards across National Highways’ roads network could receive up to £90,000 to develop their concepts. National Highways has today (8 November) launched a new innovation competition which will help to protect road users by better managing hazards on the country’s motorways and major A […]

New £1.8 million competition launched to support innovative transport solutions

A new £1.8 million competition is opening to support the latest innovative transport solutions as the government seeks to grow the economy while looking at ways to decarbonise transport.  The latest round of funding through the Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) competition has opened today (23 October 2023) and sees an increased available grant amount per […]

Innovative and reduced carbon design tops National Highways gantry competition

National Highways is today proud to unveil this winning design as part of an exciting competition to create the ‘gantry of the future’ for its motorways and major A-roads. Millions of drivers see gantries every day as a routine part of their journeys – and probably don’t give them much thought. However, they are vital […]

Multevo win LCRIG Innovation Festival fleet category with low carbon innovation  

Multevo showcased its ultra-low emission dual-fuel highway maintenance machine at the recent LCRIG Innovation Festival, winning the category for Fleet & Equipment. The event which took place on the 6th and 7th of July, featured several live demonstrations of different innovations across the highways sector and attracted over 60 different local authorities. Judged by local […]

New DfT funded ADEPT Live Labs 2 programme opens today

With the publication of a new prospectus, ADEPT (the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport) has opened its three-year £30m programme ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads in the UK. Funded by the Department for Transport (DfT), ADEPT’s new Live Labs 2 prospectus sets out how the new programme aims to […]

SRL launches technical and innovation centre

SRL, has launched a Technical and Innovation Centre, in an investment designed to promote the ongoing development of leading-edge equipment for the trafficmmanagement, construction, utilities and events sectors. The 6,000 sq ft Nottingham facility will accommodate and unite SRL’s technical and compliance team, providing dedicated facilities to support not only the design of new systems, […]

Authorities sign up to LCRIG Innovation Festival

This summer’s Innovation Festival will be a first of its kind for the highways sector and is being put on by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG). Several local authorities have already committed to making their road networks available for trials along with funding for qualifying innovators who participate in the event. The event […]

Tech companies in £2m competition to “revolutionise transport”

Entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of creating a better transport system are in line to get taxpayer funding to “see their ideas brought to life from idea through to inception”. Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has announced up to 53 projects will be awarded a share of £1.95million in Department for Transport funding. Past winners […]


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