We are encouraging proposals that provide ways to integrate and/or optimise different infrastructure systems. These solutions will lead to significant improvements in performance, capacity, adaptability, functionality, productivity and resilience.
We expect projects to range in size from total project costs of £25,000 to £5 million although we may consider projects outside this range.
Projects must last between 3 months and 3 years and must include at least one UK-registered small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). If you are a UK SME, you can carry out a project with total costs of up to £100,000 as a single organisation or you can collaborate with others. Projects above £100,000 must be collaborative. A business must lead each project.
You have 2 options to apply for this competition. These depend on the size and length of your project. These options are called streams.
Stream 1 is for projects lasting up to 1 year with total costs of under £100,000
Stream 2 is for projects over 1 year or over £100,000
You must register before 12 noon on Wednesday 14 September 2016.
You must apply before 12 noon on Wednesday 21 September 2016.