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Thematic Technology Challenge Workshops

Project Brief

The LowCVP has a very well established and active SME community which it aims to engage with the debate on future road transport challenges through a series of workshops. Continuing the successful programme of activity in 2016, the LowCVP will run a series of events directly focused on this community, specific road transport challenges, in specific technology areas to explore and understand better the future challenges.

These thematic technology challenges, will bring together policy makers, vehicle manufacturers, energy suppliers, operators, technology developers to explore future technology challenges and form clusters of stakeholders to exploit these opportunities. The workshops will also incorporate bodies providing funding and support to assist the formation of these clusters. 


  1. The events are focused around a workshop looking at key stakeholders perspectives of future transport markets relating to a specific operation in a specific locality.
  2. By focusing on a specific theme in a locality with all key stakeholders the events help focus around addressing a need and a route to market.
  3. The events to date have been successful in helping establish a number of consortiums resulting in Innovate UK and APC bids.
  4. The consortium building is not tied to specific TRL or MRL stages or focused on specific calls for funding. Funding bodies across the innovation process will be invited to participate.


A series of workshop. Proposed themes for the coming year are;

  • Autonomous Passenger Transport Services
  • L Category Vehicles
  • Future Transport Energy

Localities to be agreed. Minimum of 3 events per year.

Dissemination and communications

A report on each workshop and access to presentations on line.

Delivery Timetable

September 2017 – March 2018

Project Management

Jonathan Murray

Project Partners


A member view...

The LowCVP provides an effective way of engaging with a broad range of stakeholders and policy makers.
Sophie Ogunbiyi, Manager, External Affairs, Toyota Motor Europe