Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000, including VAT, to develop innovative ideas on how to integrate new mobility options in network management centres.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of £250,000
Opens: 4th Mar 2019
Closes: 10th Apr 2019
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition with funding provided by the GovTech Catalyst for Oxfordshire County Council.
The aim of this competition is to enable the development of a traffic management system suitable for traditional vehicles and the ‘new mobility’ technologies transforming the movement of people and goods in Oxfordshire.
New mobility technologies include, but are not limited to:
Proposals should consider how collaborative traffic and network management can:
The system must:
Innovate UK are particularly encouraging solutions that:
To lead a project, you can:
Projects that bring together a consortium of sector specialists are welcomed.
A total of up to £250,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 1.
Phase 1 projects should range in size up to total costs of £50,000, including VAT, for each organisation.
It is expected that 5 projects will be funded in phase 1. Projects must start on 15 July and can last up to 3 months.
In phase 1 you must develop a feasibility study, including the proposed architecture and estimates of the ongoing costs and development. It is not expected that all projects will provide solutions for the entire end to end system at this stage.
Applications must have at least 50% of the contract value attributed directly and exclusively for R&D services. R&D can cover solution exploration and design. It can also include prototyping and field-testing the product or service.
A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1. Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.
The second phase involves up to 2 R&D contracts being awarded to organisations chosen from the successful phase 1 applicants.
Up to £500,000, including VAT, will be allocated for each contract to develop a prototype and undertake field testing for up to 1 year.
In phase 2, it is expected that successful applications will develop a beta version of the system and install it at Oxfordshire County Council’s Urban Traffic Management Control Centre in Kidlington.
Innovate UK will not fund projects that: