Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG) 2017

The Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG) funds early-stage research projects into innovative ideas or concepts to help create a better transport system.

It is part of the Department for Transport’s Innovation Grant funding.

The purpose of the scheme is to:

  • reduce barriers to innovation and advance technology in transport
  • enable a better transport system in the UK
  • exploit smart ideas that have the potential to develop further
  • fund early stage innovations to take to the next stage of development

The scheme funds research into a wide-range of novel and innovative solutions that use science, engineering and technology to advance the UK’s transport system.

T-TRIG competitions

 This round of T-TRIG has 3 separate calls:

  • an open call for novel and innovative ideas focused on transport
  • a targeted call on maritime autonomy, technology and solutions to reduce shipping emissions call
  • a targeted call on using big data and machine learning to improve the UK’s road network

How to apply

UK-based research organisations or businesses of any size can apply for T-TRIG funding. To apply for funding:

  • download the documents to the right and read them carefully
  • attend a briefing webinar hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) – see below
  • email your completed application form to the by the deadline below


 Dates and Deadlines

Competition opens 18 December 2017
Briefing webinars 20 December 2017 and 4 January 2018
Availability of webinar recordings (on KTN site) 21 December 2017
Competition closes, application deadline 23:59 31 January 2018