The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £5m in an SBRI competition to stimulate solutions in three areas, where UK cities face many of the same specific challenges: in energy, data and transportation.
There are two phases to the competition. In the first phase up to £1m is available, with contracts awarded to organisations to explore feasible solutions, and to develop proposals for prototyping and implementation. Successful organisations will attract a 100%-funded development contract, up to a maximum of £100,000.
In the second phase of the competition, cities have volunteered to come together around specific challenges, and will offer themselves as ‘test beds.’ Up to £4m is available, with contracts awarded to develop, deploy and test integrated urban solutions. Based on the quality of their proposals, developed in the first phase of the competition, successful organisations will attract a further 100%-funded development contract, up to a maximum of £1m.
The competition is open to individual companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors.
The competition opens on 1 July 2013. The deadline for registration is noon on 7 August 2013 and the deadline for applications for phase one of the competition is noon on 14 August 2013. A briefing session will be held on 3 July 2013.Read More