Innovation in infrastructure systems – round 2
Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in projects to stimulate innovation that creates UK business growth in infrastructure systems. We want businesses to collaborate to develop new integrated solutions and new business models.
Innovate UK are looking to fund a portfolio of projects. These may include technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development projects. Projects are likley to to range in size from total eligible costs of £25,000 to £5 million. Projects should last between 3 months and 3 years.
Projects must show significant innovation in one of our priority areas:
- ‘smart’ infrastructure
- energy systems
- connected transport
- urban living
Proposals must improve business growth, productivity and/or create export opportunities for at least one UK small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) involved in the project. The proposal needs to include at least one SME either working alone or in collaboration with others (business, research base and third sector).
There are 2 competition options:
- £5 million for projects that last from 3 months to 1 year with costs from £25,000 to £100,000
- £10 million for projects lasting from 1 year to 3 years with costs between £100,000 and £5 million
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