1 December 2021 | Innovation

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 force behind a number of innovations seen across the sector.

By way of a follow up to our recent ‘Spotlight on innovation‘ series, where we updated members on the presentations/pitches that a number of companies gave to our Infrastructure Innovation Board, we are now going to run a new series entitled ‘Innovator Insights’.

This will provide further profile to all those companies who presented, plus other members who are at the forefront of innovation.

The series will highlight individuals views around accelerating innovation within the sector.

LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey said: “Because innovation is one of our three key pillars we see this as an important way of continuing to shine a light on the good work taking place across the sector and helping to profile some of the key innovators. We’ll also be looking to further push forward our activities around innovation in 2022 and see this as a great opportunity to run some focused content throughout the year. Innovation sits at the heart of everything we do so it is therefore vital that we continue to bang the drum.”


Below is an update on other innovation initiatives that the LCRIG team have been busy working on over the last few months:


Innovation in Highways

In November 2021, LCRIG published a report entitled ‘Innovation in highways’. The report highlights some interesting findings on the differing approaches between local authorities and the challenges around implementing innovation in highways.

You can access the full report here.


The LCRIG / Steve Berry ‘Think Exceptional’ Innovation fund, supported by WJ Group

Last month (November 2021) the first companies to receive funding as part of the LCRIG / Steve Berry Think Exceptional Innovation Fund were announced.

Connor Specialist Paving (Tac-Grid), Community Models, Fitzpatrick Advisory (DASHA) and NY Highways have been selected to receive a share of the £150,000 Innovation fund, facilitated by LCRIG. For more information on the Innovation fund, please click here.

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