MnDOT Research Implementation Program (PDF)
What Is Research Implementation?
Research implementation projects save MnDOT time, money or resources by helping put new ideas and technology into practice. They might solve a long-time problem or improve how the agency does business. MnDOT is looking for pilot projects of new technology or research that can set the stage for future full deployment.
Examples of Past Projects
- Culvert repair best practices guide
- Demonstration of AVL technology in grass mowers
- Inventory of roadside infrastructure using mobile mapping technology
Implementation projects must demonstrate, test or advance a new practice. Preferably, they build on completed national, state or local research.
Proposers should indicate how the project could lead to full deployment and whether there is a commitment to support implementation statewide.
A MnDOT staff person must serve as the project manager, and it is helpful to identify a management champion at the DE, ADE or Office Director level.
- Review program guidelines for further funding criteria.