Closing date: 10 November 2021 at 11am BST
Total fund: £500,000
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), to support the development of the UK’s National Robotics Proving Ground. The aim of the competition is to develop:
The outputs from this short competition, will inform UKRI what type of facilities can be developed with capital infrastructure funding and the scale of the funding required. Subject to approval of future funding, further support would be available from the UKRI infrastructure fund to develop concepts into real world construction and use. Any adoption and implementation of a solution from this competition would be subject to a separate, competitive, procurement or grant funding exercise. This competition does not cover the purchase of any solution. In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. Projects can range in size up to total costs of £75,000, inclusive of VAT.
Innovate UK is seeking capital infrastructure funding from the UKRI infrastructure fund, to develop National Robotics Proving Ground facilities. The facilities would aim to accelerate the development and adoption of a new generation of service robotics. There are a wide variety of ways in which such facilities could be delivered across different locations in the UK. This competition gives organisations an opportunity to develop and share their visions for how such a facility could be realised, and what its technical capabilities would need to be. Your proposal must be for a project that delivers a short feasibility study working towards one or more of this competitions specific themes. All deliverables must be completed by 31 March 2022.
Your project can focus one or more of the following:
This list is not intended to be exhaustive.
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