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London RoadLab: our streets, your lab

Our street, your lab.

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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.

Plexal and TfL have invited innovators to transform London’s roads; making them safer, smarter and more inclusive during roadworks.

During the 10-week programme innovators will get 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.

Applications for London RoadLab are now closed.

CHALLENGE

By working together with innovators, we can make new and previously untested technologies in roadworks environments work for everyone.

Inclusive

Streets that take everyone into consideration

Streets must be accessible to all Londoners and TfL has made a lot of progress in achieving its Healthy Streets vision. How do we leverage technology to make our roads even more inclusive during maintenance and upgrades?

Safer

Safer roadworks for all Londoners

TfL has already implemented solutions to achieve its Vision Zero goal on our roads, but how do we minimise the health and safety risks for workers and the public even further during roadworks?

Smarter

Inspiring innovation to make roadworks smarter

Developments in smart technology across all industries are already shaping London into a city of the future. But how can we take advantage of new and untried solutions to minimise the impact of roadworks?

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.

Expertise

Get support and expert advice from TfL, its utilities partners and Plexal’s innovation team throughout the 10-week programme. We’re here to help you develop, test and commercialise your solution.

Pilot sites

Ideas are great, but will they work in the real world? We’ll give you access to real pilot sites around London so you can test and tinker with your solution.

Funding

Successful applicants will get funding towards scaling their solution.

Data

TfL’s data experts will be on hand to help you use data insights from across London’s transport network.

LAB PARTNERS

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