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Transport Research and Innovation Grants (TRIG) 2024

Automotive & Transport
Project Size:
£45k per project


The Department for Transport (DfT), in partnership with Connected Places Catapult, has

launched the 2024 round of the Transport Research and Innovation Grants (TRIG). This initiative

aims to propel early-stage innovations across various aspects of the transport sector, fostering

the development of new products, processes, or services that can enhance the UK's transport


Key Dates

• Registration Opens: 17th April 2024

• Registration Closes: 21st May 2024

Grant Details

• Funding Amount: Up to £45k per project, covering 100% of project costs.

• Total Grants Available: A minimum of 26 grants across five challenges, including an

open call and four targeted challenges.

Organisational Scope

TRIG is open to public, private, and third-sector organisations, as well as universities and

research and technology organisations. Applicants must be based in the UK, though certain

project components can be outsourced internationally. The end product, however, must be

implemented within the UK.

Funding Challenges

1. Open Call: Up to 3 grants available for innovative ideas that address broad UK transport


2. Local Transport Decarbonisation: Up to 7 grants available for projects that accelerate

local transport decarbonisation.

3. Critical and Emerging Technologies: Up to 7 grants available for projects focusing on

technologies like AI, novel transport applications, and digital infrastructure.

4. Nation-Specific Transport Solutions: Up to 5 grants focused on improving transport

and reducing emissions specifically in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

5. Maritime Decarbonisation: Up to 8 grants for projects aimed at reducing maritime

emissions and supporting the transition to net zero.

Project Requirements

• Projects should advance an innovative concept from Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

2 to TRL 4.

• Proposals can be submitted by consortia, but a lead applicant must be identified.

Application Requirements

• UK registered company number and office.

• Capability to manage multiple projects concurrently if submitting more than one entry.

If you're considering applying for the TRIG 2024 or need further assistance with your application,

please reach out to Inventya for additional support and guidance.

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