The 2019 Costain Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge
Innovations in mobility can transform our society
Innovation lies at the core of the Government's Industrial Strategy to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future. The strategy is geared around four Grand Challenges designed to mirror major global changes, one of which is the future of mobility. Mobility is also a significant element of the other three grand challenges: artificial intelligence and data, clean growth and ageing society.
Innovations in technology and business models have the potential to radically alter how people and goods move around our cities and places, and at the same time create significant social benefits including: safer streets, a more inclusive transport system, smoother journeys, more active travel and better public transport. Innovations in mobility can transform our society.
Highways UK has a central role supporting and promoting innovation in the highways sector: we want to be a catalyst for innovation and accelerate the uptake of new ideas.
Along with our gold partner Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions provider, who invests in research, innovation and technology and partners with SMEs to develop cutting edge solutions for clients, we will once again be running the Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge (IIC), an open innovation competition for industry which forms a major component of Highways UK 2019, taking place at the NEC on 6/7 November.
This is the fourth year of the IIC which is now established as a proven showcase for innovative ideas using intelligent infrastructure and associated transport technologies.
Previous winners have gained considerable benefits from the competition: read some of their stories here