Finding partners to support and create proposals
This virtual marketplace enables you to search and profile project opportunities as well as facilitate introductions between innovators, potential customers / challenge owners and sub-contractors who are looking to respond to the SBRI competition – ‘Using geospatial data to solve transport challenges phase 1’
The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Innovate UK to create a new £2 million SBRI competition that will look at how location data can spark innovative solutions and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom.
This competition aims to stimulate commercial
innovation to help create geospatial solutions to our transport
challenges and support the future of mobility. The competition will be
delivered in 2 phases. This is phase 1 and has a total funding
allocation of £2m. Individual projects may be up to £75k inclusive of
This virtual marketplace has two key objectives (1) to enable applicants to identify and seek support from challenge owners or lead customers, and (2) to enable applicants to identify other organisations or individuals that offer specific skills or services, filling any gaps in the applicant’s organisation.
The competition has four themes. Your application and activity with a lead customer must fit within one of these themes:
- Mobility as a service – to help better integration of transport modes
- Active travel – creating safer ways to enable active travel
- Supply chains – helping better distribution, storage and delivery
- Boosting capacity – increasing efficiency of transport networks.
We expect to follow this competition with a Phase 2 competition that will only be open to successful participants from phase 1. Phase 2 will involve R&D contracts being awarded to a number of the phase 1 projects to develop a prototype and undertake field testing for 12 months.
In phase 1 applicants are required to engage with a potential public sector lead customer or challenge owner to ensure that the product or service being developed is realistic, and accommodates ‘customer’ requirements and feedback. This platform is available to bring innovators together with potential public sector lead customers and other skilled sub-contractors who are looking to resolve a challenge the innovation will address.
- Competition opens: 29 September 2020
- Webinar briefing event: 08 October 2020
- Competition closes: 04 November 2020 11:00am