Micromobility is a trend that’s growing. Innovate UK Business Connect’s Transport Team is working closely with industry and government to understand the opportunities and the challenges.
The way people and goods travel is changing and people want short, particularly urban, journeys to be cleaner, greener and healthier. This is even more pertinent as our relationships with town and city centres has changed due to the pandemic. As demands and trends change, technology is responding.
Micromobility is a catch-all term covering electric bikes, scooters, skateboards: small, often electric vehicles designed for one or two people.
This sector is changing rapidly; at present, many Micromobility vehicles are not legal on UK roads and the development of this industry is being carefully considered by government and industry. The potential benefits are huge to our health, our environment and our urban planning. But the growth of the sector needs to be well-managed and consultations are underway to assess the potentials and the challenges.
SBRI: Accessible solutions for disrupted journeys
Opens: 19/02/2024 Closes: 03/04/2024
Organisations can apply for a share of £1m to develop an accessible and inclusive solution, physical or digital, to support transport users when a journey is disrupted.
Horizon Europe: Clean and competitive solutions for all transport modes
Opens: 07/12/2023 Closes: 18/04/2024
Research and innovation across all transport modes sought, for the EU to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and reduce air pollution by 2050
UK Battery Industrialisation Centre SME Credit Round 2
Opens: 08/01/2024 Closes: 06/03/2024
UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises can apply for a share of up to £1.5m for engagement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC).
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