Two ERTICO Partners, the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) and the University of Leeds have announced the signing of a ‘Deep Academic Alliance’ agreement which will support the development and implementation of innovative transport technologies in the UK.
Deep Academic Alliances are key partnerships between universities, industry, government and the TSC, which align transport-related research and educational roadmaps, with industry strategies. They aim to maximise the potential of local SME networks and create a strong group of universities which can lobby for funding for transport innovation and develop enabling capabilities with industry.
The new alliance between the TSC and the University of Leeds will support the TSC’s new 5-year academic engagement strategy which aims to ensure that transport innovation (under the banner of “Intelligent Mobility”), is given greater focus in budget planning and allocation within Government (National and Local); through Research Councils, at Universities and across industry. The goal is to take knowledge and ideas from academic institutions and commercialise them through collaborations with industry and government to create jobs and growth.
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Source: Catapult Transport Systems