Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000, including VAT, to deliver targeted, customisable information to land managers or developers about protected areas.
Programme: Innovate UK - SBRI
Award: Share of up to £250,000
Opens: 13th May 2019
Closes: 26th Jun 2019
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. The aim of the competition is to investigate how technology can deliver better-targeted information and advice to managers and developers of protected land.
Scottish Natural Heritage is investigating how technology can target tailored information and advice to land managers and developers.
Examples of who our users are, would be:
The outcomes of this competition would be solutions which allow the user to ‘test’ the proposals for changes they are considering against:
You should detail how you would mitigate any negative effects, using the data we hold to increase the likelihood of a successful proposal.
Innovate UK are particularly encouraging applications that:
To lead a project, you can:
Bids that bring together a consortium of sector specialists are welcomed.
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.
Phase 1: research and development contracts, feasibility study
The first phase involves research and development contracts awarded to demonstrate technical feasibility of the proposed solution. A total of up to £250,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 1 of the competition.
It is anticipated that the feasibility study research and development (R&D) contracts will be in the region of up to £50,000, including VAT. This is for each project for up to 3 months. Phase 1 is expected to fund up to 5 projects. The assessors will consider fair value in making their evaluation.
Phase 2: research and development contracts, prototype development and testing
The second phase involves up to 2 R&D contracts 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 do field testing for up to 12 months.
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. R&D does not include:
Innovate UK will not fund projects that do not: