at Highways England

Welcome to our Innovation Portal

Welcome to Highways England’s Innovation Portal. From here you can navigate through our innovation and research activities and processes, see the key challenges we face as we plan for the future, and get in touch with us if you have a good idea.

‘We are potentially entering the “era of roads revolution”

A time when technological changes could drastically alter not only our country’s transport network and roads, but even our concept of mobility. Now is the time for us to look to the future and consider what it might mean.’Jim O’SullivanChief Executive – Highways England


Innovation competitions

Developing digital roads and improving air quality

Click here for further details

(Entries can be submitted from 11 February 2019 to 8 May 2019)

Innovation will support our strategic objectives and create value for our customers. Innovation is critical in helping us meet our three imperatives

By 2040, we aim for no-one to be killed or seriously injured while travelling on or working on our network.

We will shape our future by listening to, predicting and responding to the needs of our customers.

We are upgrading our network to be fit for the 21st century, and driving a step change in efficiency.

Our innovation vision

If you’re interested in reading more about our vision