Transport

Transport connects people, places, goods and services. Innovation in transport has the potential to benefit our economy, society and environment. The transport system of the future will be more efficient, cleaner and smarter, through utilising enhanced digital, communication and autonomous technologies.

New design frameworks in our infrastructure have the potential to enhance efficiencies and transform our cities and towns to embrace new micro-mobility concepts. New business models will transform the lives of those in rural areas or create new ways to travel for all by ensuring accessibility.

By collaborating across sectors and furthering our developments in low carbon propulsion systems and fuels we can create a cleaner environment and improve the health of people and the planet.

To find out more about how we can work with you to drive positive change in transport, contact us.

Our current focus in this area

Connected and Automated Vehicles offer transformational opportunities for safety, access to mobility, lower emissions and increased efficiency and productivity of our transport systems

Aviation is a key pillar in both the United Kingdom’s economic and societal prosperity. It supports growth in our tourism industry, increases trade and business investment, and connects people and places both domestically and internationally.

The Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network’s overarching objective is to raise the profile of the critical part ports and harbours need to play in Maritime transport’s transition to net zero by 2050 and accelerate this transition by giving clear direction.

Future Flight can transform our lives. It will inspire the next generation of sustainable aviation and revolutionise how we connect people, deliver goods and provide services, using new classes of electric and autonomous vehicles.

Governments across the globe are working and deploying plans to reduce carbon and particulate emissions to improve the environment for generations to come.

As an island nation the UK has traditionally been a leading player in the global maritime industry.

Micromobility is a trend that’s growing. KTN’s Transport Team is working closely with industry and government to understand the opportunities and the challenges.

Rail is essential to the economic, social and environmental health and growth of the UK, supporting essential travel, commuters, social and leisure travel, healthcare journeys and travel for education purposes. The rail network is the UK’s travel backbone, connecting rural communities to urban areas and facilitating opportunities for all.

Liquid fuels will be a requirement for long-haul air travel in the longer term and a requirement for short haul whilst new technologies such as electric and electric/hybrid are developed. Aviation contributes around 2-3% to global CO2 emissions; through the International Civil Aviation Organization, the industry is committed to carbon neutral growth from 2021.

This Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Supplier Directory has been developed by KTN and Jet Zero Council SAF Delivery Group (JZC SAF DG) members to provide a supply of SAF to customers interested in reducing the carbon footprint of their air travel.

Transport Systems looks holistically across transport modes, infrastructure and control systems (e.g. communication, smart ticketing, remote control & supervision) as well as new business models such as Mobility-as-a-Service.

Related Opportunities

Transport Pathfinder 2023

Opens: 01/01/2023 Closes: 27/02/2023

Do you have an inspirational, life-enhancing idea, prototype, or plan to reimagine how transport options in the UK can better support a rapidly ageing population to stay connected, active, and independent for longer?

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Innovation Exchange challenge: Accessible Boarding Ramps For Trains

Opens: 23/01/2023 Closes: 27/02/2023

The Innovation Exchange is working alongside South Western Railway (SWR), who are looking to engage innovators and innovative companies to design accessible boarding ramps for the platform-train interface on narrow-width platforms. It is essential that any solution is simple and safe for staff to us…

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APC23: Industrialising net-zero automotive technology

Opens: 16/01/2023 Closes: 15/03/2023

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million for late-stage R&D projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net zero automotive future.

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ZEVI: Alternative fuel vessels and refuelling infrastructure

Opens: 06/02/2023 Closes: 19/04/2023

Apply for a share of up to £77m to develop, deploy and operate clean maritime solutions for 3 years in a real world environment.

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ZEVI: Battery electric vessels and charging infrastructure

Opens: 06/02/2023 Closes: 19/04/2023

Apply for a share of up to £77m to develop, deploy and operate clean maritime solutions for 3 years in a real world environment.

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ZEVI: Shore power technologies, shore-side and vessel-side

Opens: 06/02/2023 Closes: 19/04/2023

Apply for a share of up to £77m to develop, deploy and operate clean maritime solutions for 3 years in a real world environment.

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Related Events and Recordings

Wed
25
Jan
2023

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) Innovation Programme Phase 2 Market Engagement Event

14.00 - 15.30 | Online

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Fri
27
Jan
2023

Power-to-Sustainable Aviation Fuel, technical challenges and opportunities to build a UK supply chain

10.00 - 11.30 | Online

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Tue
7
Feb
2023

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain Initiative

10.00 - 16.30 | Leeds

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Mon
28
Nov
2022

Future Flight: Closing the Skills Gap Competition Briefing

10.00 - 11.30 |

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