HS2 Ltd has launched its sixth Innovation Accelerator programme, as the company behind Britain’s largest infrastructure construction programme seeks new ways to deliver major projects.

Working in partnership with the Connected Places Catapult, the programme is looking to new and existing tech firms to suggest innovative technologies to speed up design, automate construction handover and strengthen the role of the circular economy during site decommissioning at a project’s end.

Applications are now open and can be made until 28 April.

Up to 6 enterprises will join the 5-month Accelerator programme in June 2024.

After five months of development inside the Accelerator, the firms’ solutions will be showcased and pitched to industry investors and HS2’s supply chain, consisting of the thousands of companies ranging from the largest international engineers to specialist suppliers to the project.

Application Support Webinar

On 18 April, Connected Places Catapult will host an Application Support Webinar. This event will give applicants the opportunity to find out more about the programme offering, challenges, the application process, scoring criteria and the assessment process. There will also be a live Q&A for prospective applicants to ask any further questions or check their eligibility.

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