4 Feb 2023
The UK Department for Transport and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are launching the Net Zero Transport Infrastructure for a Resilient Future Hub, which will aim to reduce emissions across the UK transport sector's value chain. Backed by £10 million of government funding, this research hub will create a centre of excellence for transport innovation to drive decarbonisation solutions forward, as well as build resilience against climate impacts.
The hub's projects will focus on reducing the carbon footprint of maintenance and repair processes, modelling temperature, weather and sea level more locally to better understand climate impacts on specific areas, and reducing the time it takes to get innovative solutions into wider adoption. It is expected that the hub's work will lead to more high-skilled jobs and business opportunities across the UK.
The majority of the funding for the hub will come from the Department for Transport, UKRI (through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), and organisations in the Transport Research and Innovation Board, with the rest coming from the winning research centre which will become the home of the hub. Applications are already open, following an announcement from Decarbonisation Minister Jesse Norman.
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