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 Plexal and TfL invited innovators to transform London’s roads; making them safer, smarter and more inclusive during roadworks.
During the 10-week programme innovators received funds and expert advice to scale their solutions at real pilot sites together with TfL, Plexal and a consortium of some of the nation’s largest utilities providers.
Now that the programme has been completed, TfL has entered into commercial negotiations with four members of our cohort: Mobilized Construction, Route Reports, Immense Simulations and SAM. Watch this space…
LONDON ROADLAB COHORT
WHY LONDON ROADLAB?
The London RoadLab programme was 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, the cohort worked 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.
The RoadLab turned London into a living lab, giving the companies funding, advice, data expertise and access to real pilot sites. They then pitched their ideas at a demo day to have the chance to be considered for a longer-term opportunity with TfL.
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.