18 May 2023 | Collaboration | Our Work

Hear from the DfT and TTF at this year’s Innovation Festival

Delegates attending the LCRIG Innovation Festival will have the opportunity to hear from senior representatives at the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport Technology Forum (TTF).

The event, which is taking place from 4-5 July at Newark Showground, will bring together local authorities, central government, the supply chain, associations and academia.

The overarching theme for this year’s event is ‘Showcasing emerging technology and maintenance solutions’ and LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey will co-chair a session on this subject.

The panel will be made up of Matthew Eglinton, Head of Local Highways Maintenance, Innovation, and Resilience, Local Infrastructure at the Department for Transport (DfT); Darren Capes, Manager of the Transport Technology Forum (TTF) and ITS Policy Lead, DfT; along with representatives from Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV).








Innovation Festival

The Innovation Festival is an event where products, solutions, new innovations and techniques can be displayed and demonstrated over a range of live demonstration sessions. The event provides local authorities with a chance to find out about new innovations from the supply chain that will help to meet their current and future challenges.

One of the main elements that sets the Innovation Festival apart from other industry events is the fact that qualifying innovators are given the chance to receive funding towards development or to secure trials with local authorities. Sponsors and exhibitors participating in this year’s event have until Friday 2 June to submit their entries with more information about how to do so available on the Innovation Festival website here.

Local authorities are invited to score innovations across several different categories, including: Fleet and equipment; Bridges and other structures; Climate resilience; Transport technology; Surfacing; Biodiversity; Traffic Signs and Lines, Street Lighting and Collaborative Innovation.

Last year’s inaugural event saw more than 450 delegates including 60 different highway authorities in attendance and with more than 90% of indoor space already booked, this year is promising to be even bigger and better.


Book your place!

To find out more and book your place, please visit the Innovation Festival website here.

You can also watch some of the highlights from last year’s inaugural event here.

Pictured (L-R) Matthew Eglinton, Darren Capes – DfT.