A share of up to £200,000 is available for ideas to change road design, management and use, to maximise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles.
Award: Up to £30k
Opens: 15th Jan 2018
Closes: 14th Mar 2018
The National Infrastructure Commission and Highways England are investing up to £200k. This is for innovative ideas to change how UK roads are designed, managed and used, to maximise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Innovate UK is the delivery partner for this competition.
Up to £150k will be available for 5 feasibility study projects. After successful applicants have completed their projects, the best project will be awarded an additional sum of £50k.
Applications must focus on changes to roads or related infrastructure to be eligible. The changes must be directly related to the introduction of CAVs.
The competition will cover 3 broad themes:
The aim of this competition is to generate practical ideas for how UK roads should be designed, managed and used to maximise the benefits of CAVs.
Applications should include a project plan and methodology statement for a 3 month study. The study should demonstrate the feasibility of your idea and the benefits. You should also demonstrate how you would spend up to £30k to deliver the project.
Specific competition themes
Projects should follow one or more of these 3 broad overlapping themes:
To lead a project you can:
Your idea must be applicable to roads in the UK.
Funding and project details
Up to £30k will be awarded for each innovation project. 5 projects are expected to be funded in total. Following completion, a further £50k will be awarded to the best project.