Our networks

We want to reach out to a wider innovation network. In partnership with industry, academia and other infrastructure operators, we can look at how research, innovation and standardisation can provide better outcomes for our customers, the wider public and our assets.


Our networks

Our work includes:

  • research, development and technology projects undertaken through our university partnerships with leading British universities
  • coordinated efforts with innovation enablers such as Innovate UK and Connected Places Catapult
  • supporting the introduction and development of new solutions from SMEs and start-ups
  • liaising with other operators to share ideas, knowledge and support national programmes
  • working with wider industry in the search for improved ways of working
  • supporting our existing supply chain in their innovation efforts, particularly in development and implementation of new solutions

Innovation bodies

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As an i3P client partner, we have representation in both the Strategy Forum and Delivery Leadership Groups, setting direction for innovation investment across the infrastructure industry.

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Innovate UK

We have worked with Innovate UK to help run our targeted innovation competitions, using their extensive competition expertise and knowledge.

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Department for Transport

Our client, responsible for setting out our road investment strategy for April 2020 to March 2025, known as RIS2.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

We have a formal partnership with EPSRC investing in research and postgraduate training to address challenges the organisation and the UK Nation are facing.

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Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR)

As CEDR members, we have representation within both the Governing and Executive Boards, along with our extensive collaboration in CEDR Working Groups and Transnational Research Programmes.

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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) (UK)

We are an Executive member of ITS (UK) and have a seat on the ITS (UK) Council. This enables a chance to engage with the wider supply chain community and also includes universities.

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Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA)

We are members of CIRIA. We work with them and other members to coordinate collaborative projects, industry networks and events.

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Connected Places Catapult

We continue to work with the Connected Places Catapult to identify, design and deliver innovations and research projects. Utilising their SME network allows us to explore new cutting edge technologies and ideas from a range of industries.