Innovation grants

New technologies and ideas drive the UK’s transport sector forward – increasing capacity, improving safety and making journeys better.

One way the Department for Transport (DfT) supports technology innovation in the transport sector is via grant schemes.

Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG)

The T-TRIG competition provides seed funding to early-stage science, engineering or technology innovations that have the potential to advance the UK’s transport system.

T-TRIG is open to any UK organisation, typically micro, small and medium-sized businesses or academia to support research projects which could lead to the development of successful new transport products, processes or services.

Innovation Challenge Fund (ICF)

DfT launched a new grant scheme in December 2016, the Innovation Challenge Fund. This fund will support the development of technologies, methods or processes to help meet DfT policy goals.