Rural Transport Accelerator Consortium Building Event

Join our virtual consortium-building event to learn more about the Rural Transport Accelerator and find consortium partners to apply with.
View Event Details

Event finished: 6th February 2024

When and where?

6th February 2024
10:30am - 1:00pm


This event is now complete

Event Details

This event, brought to you by Connected Places Catapult, will focus on pitching project ideas and brokering partnerships for the Rural Transport Accelerator programme, sponsored by the Department for Transport (DfT).
This event is ideal for those who have identified specific call topics or at least areas of interest, and are ready to take the next steps, discussing concrete project ideas with potential partners and going forward to a proposal submission.

Why should I attend?
This Consortium Building Event will help you find partners to form strategic partnerships. The key focus of the events will be to provide hands-on advice to give you the final boost and get you ready to submit your proposal. There will be the opportunity to present a pitch about your project idea or your capability offering, and you’ll be able to talk to pitch presenters and other delegates in breakout workshops and 1-to-1s throughout the event.

Who can attend?
The event is suitable for anyone interested in forming a consortium to deliver an innovation project that address one of the programme’s rural transport challenges.

We are looking for demonstrator applications from consortiums involving an innovative SME and at least one of: a Local Authority with a rural area, a Sub-national Transport Body (STB) with a rural area, or a Tier 1 supplier to a Local Authority (provided that they have the ability to run the demonstrator in a rural area).

To apply, all consortium members must be based in the UK.

For more information, please visit the opportunity page.


10:30 | Welcome & Introduction from Connected Places Catapult
10:45 | Quickfire Project Pitches
11:15 | Breakout Workshops & 1-to-1s
11:45 | Quickfire Project Pitches
12:15 | Breakout Workshops & 1-to-1s
12:45 | Closing remarks
13:00 | Event close

The event will be hosted on Airmeet, please login, create your profile and familiarise yourself with the platform ahead of the event.

For any event platform related questions please contact

For any  programme related questions please contact