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Bright new ideas that facilitate a better transport system are fully funded through the Transport Research and Innovation Grants (TRIG) programme, delivered by the Department for Transport in partnership with Connected Places Catapult.

Benefits of our
Innovation Funding

State Subsidy-compliant funding for innovation

Mechanisms for providing funding to innovators that are compliant with state-subsidy rules.

Art of the Possible

Explore the art of the possible in a sector, market, policy area or place

Innovation Supply Chain

Up regulate your supply chains of innovative new technologies, products and services

Our Impact

Projects funded
Successful TRL Progression

What our Customers Say

Connected Places Catapult’s contributions were a highlight of the deliverables. Managing a €3 million open call is complicated and they set a new benchmark for professionalism.”

Martin Brynskov, Project Coordinator for SynchroniCity and Chair of Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC)

What does innovation funding involve?

An innovation funding programme delivered by the Connected Places Catapult can provide targeted support to organisations looking to develop supply chains of innovation.


Challenge Scoping

Identify and agree the scope of the Funding Programme with Partner


Open Call

Develop clear competition documentation (and supporting briefs) that attract a good quality and diverse selection of innovators to apply.


Scouting & Selection

Run a successful evaluation process and ensure that relevant high-quality organisations are recruited onto the programme


Funding & Delivery

We will design a customised cohort-based programme providing group-based technical and business growth support


Showcase and Evaluation

Promote the programme achievements and reporting on programme impact.


Governance and Quality Assurance

Mobilise and manage the overall work programme to ensure it delivers to the agreed quality, timescales, and budget.

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To find out more information about our Innovation Accelerator service, get in touch.

Our services

Solve your innovation challenges at scale

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Tackle industry challenges with 
a cohort of key sector players

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Prioritise your challenges and unlock 
your full innovation potential

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Get tailored investment and support
 for your business

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Connect with the right partners to achieve your innovation ambitions

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Overcome the barriers in your funding strategy and de-risk the investment process

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Unlock inclusive, innovation-friendly procurement

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Validate your investments and 
maximise their real-world impact

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