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Net Zero Mobility: Feasibility Studies for Optimal Data Exchange

General & Misc
Project Size:
Up to £3 million

Quick Overview
Eligibility: Open to UK-registered organisations with a focus on transport and digital technologies.
Objective: To overcome barriers in data sharing and data exchange in transport systems.

Organised By: Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation
Funding Type: Grant
Total Available Funding: Up to £3 million
Individual Project Funding: Project total costs must not exceed £250,000. No minimum cost specified.

Key Dates:

  • Competition Opens: 9 October 2023
  • Competition Closes: 13 December 2023, at 11:00am UK time

What They Are Looking For

  1. Feasibility Studies: Projects should focus on optimal data sharing or data exchanging to enhance transport systems.
  1. Overcoming Barriers: Your project should address challenges like lack of incentives, lack of data standards, and security risks, among others.
  1. Commercial Viability: Must demonstrate how the data sharing or exchange platform will operate economically.

Funding and Project Size

  • Duration and Costs: Total project costs must not exceed £250,000. No minimum project cost specified.

Key Criteria

  • Transport Sectors: Projects must focus on maritime, rail, automotive, aviation, micromobility, or active travel sectors.
  • Data Applications: Your project can explore the sharing or exchanging of data between platforms, vehicles, people, freight, and infrastructure.

Specific Themes

Your project should focus on one or more transport sectors:

  • Maritime: Including commercial and leisure vessels.
  • Rail: Passenger and freight services are in scope.
  • Automotive: All vehicle classes are in scope.
  • Aviation: Drones, UAS, advanced air mobility, civil aerospace.
  • Micromobility: All micromobility solutions are in scope.
  • Active Travel: Including walking, wheelchair use, and cycling.

Research Categories

  • Types of Research: Feasibility projects will be funded.


  • Projects that subsidise the cost to access data, create databases, or involve hardware development.
  • Projects dependent on export performance or domestic inputs usage.

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