RoadLab 2.0

Project objectives

This project looks to introduce new ways to reduce adverse impacts of roadworks in London, by working with innovative companies to shape these in a way that responds to the problems London faces.

Our Open Innovation team - with sponsorship from the Lane Rental Governance Committee (LRGC) - is looking to fund up to eight projects focused on two problem statements:

Problem statement 1 - Portable traffic signals

How might we improve the reliability and efficiency of portable traffic signals (PTS) to reduce congestion and emissions?

Problem statement 2 - Pedestrian and cyclist flow data

How might we get better data on trips and journeys taken by pedestrians and cyclists to improve TfL's offering to vulnerable road users during roadworks?


Funding type: Financial assistance

Funding amount: £20,000


  • Competition opens: Monday 21 November 2022
  • Competition closes: Friday 23 December 2022 (at 12:00 noon)
  • Invite to interview: Monday 23 January 2023
  • Interviews start: Monday 30 January 2023
  • Interviews end: Friday 10 February 2023
  • Applications notified: Tuesday 28 February 2023

How to apply

Before you start

You must read the 'RoadLab 2.0 funding opportunity brief' and 'Application guidance' before you start your application.

Before submitting, it's the lead applicant's responsibility to make sure that:

  • All the information provided in the application is correct
  • Your proposal meets the eligibility and scope criteria
  • All questions have been completed

You cannot reopen your application once submitted.

Contact us

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You should aim to contact us no later than 10 working days before the competition closing date.