Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million (including VAT) for an instantly deployable solution for real time tracking of firefighters at incidents.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of £1.25 million
Opens: 15th Oct 2018
Closes: 28th Nov 2018
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition with funding provided by the GovTech Catalyst.
The aim of the competition is to instantly track firefighters inside a building in hostile and hazardous conditions. This will improve operational situation awareness and safety.
The overall programme will be delivered over 2 phases. This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition. 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 aim of the competition is to accurately monitor and track a firefighting crew’s location in real time. This is to improve situation awareness and safety.
The solution must:
The necessary technology mostly exists already, but a co-ordinated approach is needed to develop a holistic solution.
Innovate UK are particularly encouraging applications that are open to innovation and re-imagining technology applications to work in hostile and challenging environments.
To lead a project, you can:
Innovate UK estimate the feasibility study R&D contracts will be up to £50,000, including VAT, for each project for up to 3 months. They expect to fund up to 5 projects. The assessors will consider fair value in making their evaluation.
Phase 1: technical feasibility
Projects should last up to 3 months. They can range in size up to a total cost of £50,000 including VAT. The total funding available is up to £250,000, including VAT.
Innovate UK will not fund projects that include: