Up to $4.5 M is available to support innovation and development of transport technologies.

Transport Technology Grant Program
 

Overview

VicRoads is inviting industry to submit an expression of interest application to participate in the Transport Technology Grant Program in any of the three areas below:

  1. Connected and Automated Vehicles
  2. Improved integration between:
    • connected vehicles and road infrastructure and
    • road infrastructure and public transport
  3. Travel information and journey decisions

The Transport Technology Grant Program will enable VicRoads and industry to undertake a range of trials and assessments to clarify the current and new infrastructure technology needed to optimise the road network and safety benefits that technology brings to the driver, road users and the overall transport network.

 

Background

VicRoads is currently involved in the process to form the iMove Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) that will focus on development and deployment of new technologies to improve transport and mobility of people and freight. The projects that are awarded a grant may be invitied to participate in the iMove CRC.

 

Objectives

The Transport Technology Grant Program are structured to enable VicRoads (where appropriate) to work with industry to drive and develop support for the adoption and integration of transport technologies that will help VicRoads meet its Transport Integration Act objectives of:

  • Reducing traffic congestion and improve traffic flow
  • Reducing road crashes
  • Improving the integration between transport modes
  • Improving environmental sustainability
  • Improving traveller information to enable choice alternative transport modes

 

Funding

VicRoads is offering Transport Technology Grants to industry from a pool of $4.5 million over three years.

 

Eligibility

The intended audience for the Transport Technology Grant Program is the companies, industry bodies and other organisation that can drive and develop support for the adoption and integration of transport technologies to meet current and emerging transport infrastructure demands and advance road safety.

Successful applicants will be awarded grants up to a period of three years on the basis of the information provided in the submitted proposal that meets the Proposal Requirements, including completion of the Application Form and Appendices (A-F) contained in the documentation available on VicRoads website.

 

Timing

Applications close 15 April 2016.

 

More Information

 

Media Release

Applications for the Andrews Labor Government’s $4.5 million Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Transport Technology Grants Program are now open.

Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today asked companies, industry bodies and other organisations to apply for a grant to trial projects that support innovation and the development of transport technologies and products that benefit Victoria and the wider Australian community.

The grants will leverage and explore existing and advanced technologies that have the capabilities to meet current and emerging transport infrastructure demands.

The grants will allow VicRoads to work with industry to develop technologies to help reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic flow, reduce road crashes, improve the integration between transport modes, improve environmental sustainability; and improve traveller information to enable to choice alternative transport modes.

The grants will also allow industry to undertake research and trials and provide an opportunity to showcase new technologies and innovation at the 2016 ITS World Congress to be held in Melbourne in October.

Funded as part of the $13.3 million Smarter Journeys package announced in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, the program will look for trials of technologies that help to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow on the state’s road network.

Applications will close on Friday, 15 April, with successful candidates announced in late-May.

To apply, visit www.vicroads.vic.gov.au.