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WEBCAST: Infrastructure Systems Competition Round 2 Briefing Event
Tue 24 January 2017, 09:30 – 13:00 GMT
The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss Round 2 of Innovate UK's Infrastructure Systems competition.
This webcast will focus on the detailed briefing of the application process.
‘Infrastructure systems’ describes the systems that provide critical societal services. These include energy, mobility and those services that enable towns and cities to thrive. As these systems face increasing social and environmental pressures, we need innovation to ensure:
- resilience to change
- fitness for purpose in the future
- optimal value from investment
What is the opportunity?
Innovate UK is to invest up to £15m in projects to stimulate innovation that creates UK business growth in infrastructure systems. We want businesses to collaborate to develop new integrated solutions and new business models.
We are looking to fund a portfolio of projects. These may include technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development projects. We expect projects to range in size from total eligible costs of £25,000 to £5 million. Projects should last between 3 months and 3 years.
Projects must show significant innovation in one of our priority areas:
- ‘smart’ infrastructure
- energy systems
- connected transport
- urban living
There are 2 competition options:
- stream 1 allocates £5 million for projects that last from 3 months to 1 year with costs from £25,000 to £100,000
- stream 2 allocates £10 million for projects lasting from 1 year to 3 years with costs between £100,000 and £5 million
- Competition opens: 16 January 2017
- Briefing Event: 24 January 2017
- Brokerage Events*: 19, 26 & 31 January 2017 and 2 & 7 February 2017
- Register before noon 15 March 2017
- Apply before noon 22 March 2017
Click here to find out more about this competition.
Who should attend?
This event will benefit businesses, academics, researchers and local authorities involved in energy systems, resilient urban systems, connected transport systems (Autonomous Vehicles not in scope) and pulling in new technologies from digital, communications, sensors, electronics and novel materials sectors.
*Regional Brokerage Events
- 19th January, Birmingham - part of the Local Innovation Landscape; Innovate UK in the West Midlands event
- 26th January, Liverpool
- 31st January, Belfast - organised by Invest Northern Ireland
- 2nd February, Edinburgh
- 7th February, Cardiff - organised by Welsh Government