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3Squared: Filling spare capacity on freight trains
Hundreds of promising start-up companies and university teams have received funding through the Transport Research and Innovation Grants programme in recent years. In the fourth of a series of profiles about grant recipients finding success, we speak to Jason Durk, principal consultant of rail software firm 3Squared.
Meet the academic detecting bridge defects using an instrumented train
Efforts by a senior lecturer at the University of Surrey to analyse complex data generated by a measurement train could help to improve structural engineers’ understanding of when bridges need attention.
National Highways accelerator selects four low carbon firms
Companies have been chosen for the final stage of the Accelerating Low Carbon Innovation programme for roads, organised by National Highways in collaboration with Connected Places Catapult.
Minister joins innovators and investors to advance the future of freight
Guests to a roundtable convened by Connected Places Catapult highlighted the importance of harnessing the energy of smaller companies, and the success of the Freight Innovation Fund.
International partnership to develop smart homes innovation hub
Thames Freeport has agreed a ground breaking partnership with the Seoul Digital Foundation, South Korea, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and Connected Places Catapult to launch a Smart Homes Innovation Hub in Barking, London.
New accelerator seeks innovators with ideas to manage road hazards
Funding of up to £90,000 is available to small and medium sized companies with technologies that could improve safety on National Highways’ roads, by better managing hazards.
National Highways Hazard Protection on Roads Accelerator
Apply to the National Highways Hazard Protection on Roads Accelerator and receive up to £90K to push the boundaries of your technology.
Materials Nexus: discovering new products
Hundreds of promising start-up companies and university teams have received funding through the Transport Research and Innovation Grants programme in recent years. In the third of a series of profiles about grant recipients finding success, we speak to Dr Jonathan Bean, chief executive of materials discovery company Materials Nexus.
Professor Chris Smith: Green maritime ambitions need greater focus
Connected Places Catapult’s new Affiliate explains why the UK must do more to meet the carbon challenge in shipping.