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Transport Systems Catapult opens in Scotland

The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has opened its first office in Scotland as it looks to work across the nation to help transform the transport industry.

The launch event for TSC’s new Glasgow office was attended by Ivan McKee, Scottish Minister for Innovation and Technology and Eva Bolander, Lord Provost for Glasgow

The TSC is a neutral, not-for-profit, technology and innovation company that works with companies, universities and government to transform transport into ‘Intelligent Mobility’.

The opening of the new TSC office in Glasgow follows the Government’s investment of £215m committed to the Digital, Medicines Discovery, Future Cities and Transport Systems Catapult centres last week as part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy.

Helen Wylde, chief engagement officer at Transport Systems Catapult, said: “Following the announcement of the Scottish Government’s National Transport Strategy and commitment to investing in new innovations within transport infrastructure, there is a huge opportunity for the Scottish transport sector and Scottish cities to lead the way and compete on an international stage, which is why the TSC is choosing to establish a permanent presence in the nation.

“We believe there’s a huge potential for Scottish universities and SMEs to play a central role in the development of new transport innovations and ultimately, realise life-changing benefits for consumers while creating more efficient and environmentally friendly choices and our goal is to help realise this potential.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.