Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million, including VAT, to develop a solution identifying regulatory obligations placed on businesses. This is phase 1 of a 2 phase competition.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £50,000 per project
Opens: 14th Jan 2019
Closes: 27th Feb 2019
The Better Regulation Executive (BRE) aims to develop a regulatory system that is simpler for businesses to navigate, while maintaining important protections for citizens and the environment.
BRE and the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are seeking technological solutions to help analyse the cumulative effect of different regulations on business. For example, they can examine the complexity of regulations, how often they change and the interactions between them. Successful solutions could help the government prioritise future regulatory reform.
They are seeking technological solutions which address 3 questions:
A range of factors affect how challenging regulatory requirements are for businesses, other than the underlying policy goals. These include the:
Within your application you must:
For phase 1, you are expected to demonstrate the potential to answer at least one of the 3 questions in the scope for businesses operating within a specific sector. You should also plan to deliver a complete solution to all 3 questions in phase 2.
To lead a project, you can:
Applications that bring together a consortium of sector specialists are welcomed.
A total of up to £250,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 1.
Applications must have at least 50% of the contract value attributed directly and exclusively for research and development (R&D) services. R&D can cover solution exploration and design. It can also include prototyping and field-testing the product or service.
The first phase involves feasibility study research and development (R&D) contracts being awarded up to £50,000, including VAT. This is for each project to demonstrate technical feasibility of the proposed solution. Projects must start by 17 May and can last up to 3 months.
The second phase involves up to 2 R&D contracts being awarded to businesses chosen from the successful phase 1 applicants. Up to £500,000, including VAT, will be allocated for each contract, in order to develop a prototype and undertake testing for up to 12 months.
They will not fund projects which do not: