To unlock innovative ideas in the materials, components and processes used during the construction and maintenance of UK highways projects.
The hub is sponsored by the MPA (Material Products Association)
The Mineral Products Association is collaborating with Highways UK on the Materials Innovation Hub (MIH), which will form a major new component to Highways UK 2018.
The MIH will be a showcase for innovations in the materials, components and processes used during the construction and maintenance of highways projects. Like the IIH, the MIH is competition based, with the short-listed entries invited to present at Highways UK in front of a panel of judges using a "dragon's den" style format.
Our ambition is the MIH will become a major focal point and meeting place for suppliers, contractors, specifiers and clients involved in pavement materials aspects of highways across the national, regional and local roads networks.
We are looking for entries that improve road safety and improve the materials used in the pavement, on the pavement or around the pavement. Entries should also be essential, innovative, sustainable and offer real world solutions to the challenges facing highways engineers.
The competition will open for entries in June 2018.