2023 Bus Safety Innovation Challenge

Project objectives

This project is looking to identify and trial innovative and novel ways of helping reduce bus occupant injuries.

Our Bus Safety Development and Open Innovation teams are working with London Bus Operators to support the trial of innovative solutions that help address the following problem statement:

How might we reduce the number of bus passenger injuries from slips, trips and falls?

Innovation Challenge description and funding

Successful innovators will work with a London Bus Operator to design and deliver a proof-of-concept trial. Trials will enable Innovators to refine their solution and prove its efficacy in the real world.

We will provide seed funding for these trials via the operators.

More detail can be found in the application guidance and process map. These must be read before applying for this challenge:

We are keen to see a range of solutions, including off the shelf solutions, new innovations that have not yet been deployed in the real world, or technologies that might require material changes to buses. We are looking for solutions that demonstrate a positive impact during a trial and can be scaled and implemented across London buses.

This opportunity will be open for an extended period and will close if one of the following criteria is met:

  • The available funding for the innovation challenge has been exhausted
  • A suitable number of innovations have been identified and TfL/London bus operators are satisfied with the responses being taken through to trial
  • Reaches application deadline of 12:00 (midday) 31 March 2024

Contact Us

If you need any other information or have any questions, email us at InnovationFunding@tfl.gov.uk.