Developing Digital Roads and Improving Air Quality (Development or Pilot Only, 1 Phase): SBRI Competition

Funding opportunity:

Developing Digital Roads and Improving Air Quality (Development or Pilot Only, 1 Phase): SBRI Competition

Status:

Closed

Funder and programme:

Highways England – Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)

Funding:

Up to £ 1,000,000

Opens:

11/02/2019

Registration closes:

01/05/2019 (12:00 noon)

Competition closes:

08/05/2019 (12:00 noon)

Highways England is investing up to £20 million across 2 parallel competitions to develop innovative ideas and solutions. These must change the way UK roads are designed, managed and used and must not have already been demonstrated on the strategic road network in England.

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. It is for projects where feasibility has been proven and is at development stage (mid to high technology readiness level (TRL)). £12 million is available to further progress the research and development (R&D) and produce a prototype.

For innovations where feasibility has not yet been proven (low TRL), you should apply for the 2 phase feasibility study and development or pilot competition.

This competition covers 6 themes:

  • Design, construction and maintenance;
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs);
  • Customer mobility;
  • Energy and environment;
  • Operations;
  • Air quality.

Total eligible costs of up to £1 million, including VAT, are expected for each project.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

If you want help with any of these opportunities, please CONTACT us on 0114 230 8401 or email businessdevelopment@mscbdg.co.uk