Innovation news

25 May 2022

Companies sign up for LCRIG's Innovation Festival

Gaist, GallifordTry, JCB and WJ have been confirmed as Innovation Festival Partners for this year's event, which is being delivered by the Local Council Roads...

17 May 2022

Innovation Festival: Bolton Council to make network available for trials

Bolton Council is the latest local authority to confirm that it is making its highway network available for trials as part of this year's Local...

13 May 2022

Innovation Festival: Applications for qualifying innovators now open

Details of how to apply to be a qualifying innovator at this year's Innovation Festival have been released by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (...

14 April 2022

Festival to bring highways innovation to life

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group's (LCRIG) Innovation Festival will be a first of its kind for the highways sector - with a number of...

5 May 2022

Draft event programme for Innovation Festival released

The draft event programme for the Local Council Roads Innovation Group's (LCRIG) Innovation Festival has been released with delegates set to hear from innovators and...

27 April 2022

Innovation Festival: Councils making networks available for trials

Blackpool Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and NY Highways are making their highway networks available for trials as part of this year's Local Council...

14 April 2022

Registration for TTF Conference now live

Transport industry professionals are being invited to register their interest for the Transport Technology Forum Conference which takes place in Liverpool next month.

29 March 2022

Innovator Insights: Mark Constable, Trojan Energy

Mark Constable, Head of Business Development at Trojan Energy, discusses the importance of a positive culture when it comes to cultivating and facilitating innovation.  

2 March 2022

Innovator Insights: Josh Sweeney, Multevo

Josh Sweeney, Director of Marketing & Growth at Multevo, talks about the reasons why the adoption of innovation can be slow and how the business overcame...

15 February 2022

Innovator Insights: Robert Thorn, ATM

Robert Thorn, AMAC Manager at ATM, reminisces on his time spent working in local government and how today's highways sector differs from the one he...

5 January 2022

Innovator Insights: Roger Eke, Tarmac

Roger Eke, Tarmac's Technical Product Manager - South East, highlights the importance of accelerating progress in the area of sustainability during a chat with Local...

17 January 2022

Innovator Insights: Gary Postle, Saint-Gobain PAM UK

Gary Postle, Saint-Gobain PAM UK – Sales Director, speaks to the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) about how and why there needs to be a...

15 December 2021

Innovator Insights: Brian Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Advisory

Brian Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of Fitzpatrick Advisory, speaks to the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) about working with the next generation of engineers and...

26 January 2022

Innovator Insights: Mark Entwistle, KaarbonTech Asset Management

Mark Entwistle, Founder & MD of KaarbonTech Asset Management, talks to the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) about why education is key to unlocking innovation...

3 February 2022

Innovator Insights: Neil Levett, Levett Business Services

Neil Levett, owner of Levett Business Services, reminisces on his time spent in the industry and how he overcame the challenge of being someone who...

9 December 2021

Innovator Insights: Paul Richardson, 2innov8

2innov8's Managing Partner, Paul Richardson, caught up with the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) off the back of his recent presentation to the...

9 February 2022

Innovator Insights: Scott Hatcher, Coeval

Scott Hatcher, Business Improvement Manager at Coeval, reflects on his first year spent in the sector and overcoming the challenge of working through the pandemic...

12 January 2022

Innovator Insights: Trevor Thompson, Roadtechs

Trevor Thompson, Business Manager at Roadtechs, speaks to Alec Peachey about breaking down barriers to innovation and how the sector must be open to change. 

1 December 2021

LCRIG launches 'Innovator Insights' series

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is launching a new 'Innovator Insights' series which will shine a light on individuals who are the driving...

18 January 2022

Recipients of LCRIG and WJ’s £150,000 innovation fund announced

Liverpool John Moores University has been named as one of the five recipients of the WJ Group sponsored £150,000 LCRIG/Steve Berry Think Exceptional Innovation Fund.

24 June 2021

LCRIG launches new Innovation Fund with support of WJ

A new £150,000 Innovation Fund for road surface treatments is being made available through the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) in partnership with the leading...

6 July 2021

LCRIG's Chief Executive Martin Duffy discusses the launch of the new £150,000 innovation fund

Chief executive of LCRIG and chair of NY Highways, Martin Duffy, announces the launch of a £150,000 innovation fund dedicated to the late head of local...

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