Highways UK 2023

The event brings together leaders in developing and future-proofing the nation's roads networks.

We’re delighted to partner with Highways UK to join 10,000 attendees and over 375 exhibitors to feature new ways of thinking and novel partnerships to generate solutions.

The event features five main stages, including National Highways Theatre, Local Authority Theatre, Technology & Transformation Stage, Innovation Stage, Sustainability Theatre and more, and welcomes over 300 speakers.

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Event finished: 19th October 2023

When and where?

The NEC, Birmingham
18th - 19th October 2023
9:00am - 4:00pm


This event is now complete

Subject matter experts from the Catapult are participating in a number of sessions:

Rebecca Goulding, our Accelerator Programme Team Lead, will Chair the panel entitled ‘Accelerators as enablers – Fast tracking innovation in the highways industry’, in partnership with National Highways on 18 October at 14:00. Poppy Driver, Accelerator Programme Manager, will also contribute to the panel.

Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, our Executive Director,  Ecosystem Innovation, will join the keynote panel on ‘Accelerating change: Leveraging tech and innovation for the roads of the future’ on 19 October at 11:10am.

Andres Martell, our Design Futures Team Lead, will join the panel ‘Assessing the importance of a connected physical and digital road infrastructure system’ on 19 October at 12:20.

Reza Akhavan, our Senior Technologist (IoT), will join the panel ‘Revolutionising the road network through 5G connectivity’ on 19 October at 13:20.

Alisdair Ritchie, our Head of SME Development, will join the panel ‘How to succeed as a start up’ on 19 October at 14:25.