Grant funding opens for decarbonisation projects


The latest round of funding through the Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) competition has opened today has opened for applications and sees an increased available grant amount per winner of up to £45,000 per project. 

This round of funding will look at several different areas including ways to decarbonise airport operations and ways to better use artificial intelligence (AI) to make transport cheaper and quicker. 

The TRIG competition, delivered by the Connected Places Catapult (CPC), awards grants to businesses seeking to develop research and provide solutions to some of transport’s most-pressing issues including decarbonisation.  

This year, the competition is seeking proposals which focus on airport decarbonisation, including innovative ideas to support the development of airport ground infrastructure for zero emission aircraft or to support airport operations transition to zero emission.

It is also seeking proposals for local transport decarbonisation, including innovative ideas that accelerate the decarbonisation of local transport systems, demonstrating an understanding of the needs of local areas and communities, whilst also having the potential to be scaled-up across the UK in the future

The funding is also open to innovative ideas that address the opportunities and challenges faced by the Freight and Logistics sector and its supporting services, as outlined in the Future of Freight plan

Funding can also be used on maritime decarbonisation: innovative ideas for maritime solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the UK’s maritime sector, as set out in the Clean Maritime Plan, and support the transition to net zero by 2050.

The competition is also open for projects that deal with connectivity, AI and digital twins: innovative ideas that combine AI, digital twins and / or digital connectivity together to enable a resilient transport system delivering cheaper, cleaner, and quicker journeys for all.