Our street, your lab.
It’s time to reimagine roadworks
Roadworks get in the way of city life and contribute to delays on London’s roads, costing over £2 billion every year.
So we’re inviting innovators to transform London’s roads; making them safer, smarter and more inclusive during roadworks.
During a 10-week programme you’ll get funds and expert advice to scale your solutions at real pilot sites together with TfL, Plexal and a consortium of some of the nation’s largest utilities providers.
Applications for the first stage of selection close 26 November at 12 noon.
Further details on the timescales are on the TfL procurement portal.
To access the documents and to apply for the programme you will need to access TfL’s eTendering system, ProContract. For new suppliers you will need to register. To do this click the “Register free” link on the login page.
Once you have registered and logged in click “find opportunities” and then search for London RoadLab. All you need to do then is click “Register interest in this opportunity” and you will get access to all the information.
To register your interest / apply for the next stage you will then need to fill out the selection questionnaire – it’s as simple as that.
By working together with innovators, we can make new and previously untested technologies in roadworks environments work for everyone.
WHY LONDON ROADLAB?
The London RoadLab programme is a new way for TfL to work with businesses and tackle some of the capital’s transport challenges as our city keeps growing and evolving.
Over 10 weeks, you’ll work alongside TfL, its utilities partners and Plexal’s innovation team to develop and test new tech-based solutions that make roadworks smarter, safer and more inclusive.
We’re turning London into a living lab, giving you funding, advice, data expertise and access to real pilot sites. You’ll then get to pitch your ideas at a demo day and have the chance to be considered for a longer-term opportunity with TfL.
So if you’ve got a prototype or solution, grab a lab coat, get your application in and join us.
Simply put, TfL, Plexal and our programme partners believe that by working with innovators we can make new and previously untested technologies in roadworks environments work for everyone.
Read more about TfL’s future plan for London’s roads here.