Calendar

Calendar

This is a live, continually-updated centre, with details of all forthcoming events in the truck, van, coach and bus markets.

Campaigns

A list of current environmental and transport-related campaigns

UK & Europe pan-border projects

These are pan-European projects, all backed by EU member states, demonstrating innovation and technology in road transport

Jargon Buster

We aim to cut through the acronyms and jargon that can surround the industry.

Green Economy Fund

Run by SP Energy Networks (SPEN) – the electricity distribution network in central/southern Scotland and North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire (the former ManWeb area) –  the Green Economy Fund is a way of SPEN investing in the communities it serves to support the Scottish and the UK Government’s energy ambitions. SPEN is contribute up to […]

Green Bus Funds

Government-funded schemes covering England, Scotland and Wales have been in operation since 2009, 2010 and 2018 respectively, with various funding rounds and criterion. Since 2009, the funds have supported the introduction of ‘green buses’, typically by making up part of the extra cost of a low emission bus (LEB), compared with a conventional diesel, and in some […]

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK government’s innovation agency, part of UK Research and Innovation. Since 2007, it has invested £2.5bn to help businesses to innovate, with match funding from industry taking the total value of projects to £4.3bn. It has helped 8,500 organisations create 70,000 jobs and added £18bn of value to the UK economy. […]

Catapult Centres

The Catapult centres are a network of world-leading centres designed to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and help drive future economic growth, funded by Innovate UK. They are a series of physical centres where the very best of the UK’s businesses, scientists and engineers work side by side on late-stage research […]

Funding streams

A current list of transport and technology-related funding streams

Trade bodies, institutions, alliances, partnerships, regulators and statutory bodies

All these bodies are related to innovation, technology and transport – government and its agencies are here Terminology note: ‘Great Britain’ comprises the nations of England, Scotland and Wales. What is commonly known as the ‘UK’, full title the ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’, is the sovereign state. The ‘British Isles’ is […]

Transport government, planning and delivery in Wales

The Welsh Government is the executive for areas of public policy that have been devolved from the UK government (transport, health, justice/police, environment, housing and some taxation) and is led by the First Minister, Mark Drakeford AM.  www.gov.wales Transport is devolved in Wales to the Executive, with the exception of aviation and shipping. Most non-devolved transport powers are for […]

Transport government, planning and delivery in Scotland

The Scottish Government is the executive for Scotland for areas of public policy that have been devolved from the UK government (transport, health, justice/police, environment, housing and some taxation) and is led by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP.  www.gov.scot Transport is extensively devolved in Scotland to the Executive, with the exception of aviation and shipping. […]