Consortium members

FreightShare Lab is a collaborative project made up of a four-strong consortium of organisations brining expertise to the topics:

Project Lead: Route Monkey

Route Monkey is an award-winning leader in the development and provision of complex, multi-criterion algorithms. It provides solutions for scheduling, modelling and optimisation of assets including people, goods, energy, infrastructure and vehicles. Route Monkey is also a pioneer in the optimisation of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), energy management solutions and Intelligent Mobility.

The high-quality and growing customer base for its route optimisation and scheduling algorithms includes household names such as Iceland Foods. Route Monkey also works with, or has delivered projects for, UK government agencies and NGOs including Energy Savings Trust, Innovate UK, Scottish Enterprise, Transport for London and Transport Scotland.

Route Monkey is a Trakm8 company. Trakm8 Holdings PLC is an AIM-listed company providing market-leading insurance and fleet management solutions, using big data analytics, to organisations worldwide. /

Transport Systems Catapult

‘The Transport Systems Catapult is playing a pivotal role in the project, providing a neutral secure data hub for the platform and also leading the development of the business model which, ultimately, seeks to ensure the collaboration works for all involved and going forward.

The TSC is the UK’s technology and innovation centre for Intelligent Mobility, harnessing emerging technologies to improve the movement of people and goods around the world. They are here to support business growth, increase the UK’s share of the global Intelligent Mobility market, and attract investment – creating jobs and generating long-term economic growth.

The TSC helps to sell UK capability on the global stage, while also promoting the UK as a superb test bed for the transportation industry. With a clear emphasis on collaboration, they are bringing together diverse organisations across different modes of transport, breaking down barriers and providing a unique platform for meeting the world’s most pressing transport challenges.

The TSC is one of an elite network of not-for-profit technology and innovation centres established and overseen by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. For more information, please visit’

Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is The Times & The Sunday Times International University of the Year 2018

Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt is a leader in ideas and solutions. With campuses and students across the entire globe we span the world, delivering innovation and educational excellence in business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences. 

This email is generated from the Heriot-Watt University Group, which includes:

  1. Heriot-Watt University, a Scottish charity registered under number SC000278
  2. Edinburgh Business School a Charity Registered in Scotland, SC026900. Edinburgh Business School is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland with registered number SC173556 and registered office at Heriot-Watt University Finance Office, Riccarton, Currie, Midlothian, EH14 4AS
  3. Heriot- Watt Services Limited (Oriam), Scotland’s national performance centre for sport. Heriot-Watt Services Limited is a private limited company registered is Scotland with registered number SC271030 and registered office at Research & Enterprise Services Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS.
DVV Media International

DVV Media International is the leading media provider in the UK and International freight sector, publishing a number of industry trade titles including Motor Transport, Commercial Motor, Railway Gazette International and Air Cargo News.

The project is co-funded by Innovate UK Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.

WBCSD is supporting the project with technical input and audience engagement