Organisations can apply to develop new solutions to reduce air pollutant emissions from road vehicle brake or tyre wear, non-road mobile machinery used in construction and transport refrigeration units.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £300,000
Opens: 12th Nov 2018
Closes: 16th Jan 2019
Innovate UK, working on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will fund organisations to develop and demonstrate new products or services which reduce the harmful emissions from one or more of:
The overall programme will be delivered in 2 phases. This is phase 1. 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.
Your proposed solution must:
Innovate UK particularly encourage applications that:
This competition is looking to procure R&D services for technologies that address air quality issues caused by one or more of:
To lead a project, you can:
The aim is to award development contracts only to individual organisations. However, if you can show that collaboration will benefit your overall project, you can sub-contract specific tasks. Ideally subcontractors will be sector specialists and/or demonstrate a strong connection to the academic community. Any subcontracted work is the responsibility of the main contractor.
Universities and registered charities can apply but must demonstrate a route to market, including a plan to commercialise the results.
A total of up to £300,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 1. Phase 1 is focused on supporting feasibility studies. These should result in a technical and commercial specification, detailed design package and test plan for a technical solution.
Individual feasibility study research and development (R&D) contracts will be up to £50,000, including VAT.
Projects must start by the end of April 2019, be completed before the end of July 2019 and can last up to 3 months.
They will not fund projects which: