Air pollution is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK. It contributes to early deaths, aggravates lung and heart conditions and even affects mental health and cognitive performance.
The impact of exhaust emissions, particularly in diesel road vehicles, has been the focus of attention in recent years. There are other significant sources of pollution to address. This competition aims to promote innovative solutions in some of these areas, bringing forward products and services which could be widely deployed to minimise or address their impact on air quality.
This SBRI competition is part of a broader UKRI Strategic Projects Fund: Clean Air programme. The programme is a collaboration between:
- Natural Environment Research Council
- Met Office
- Innovate UK
- Medical Research Council
- Economic and Social Research Council
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
- National Physical Laboratory
The programme will develop solutions to air pollution to help policymakers and businesses protect health and work towards a cleaner economy. It will:
- predict future air quality challenges
- identify the most vulnerable groups in society
- improve new technologies and policies for reducing air pollution
- create a system for providing robust consistent advice to decision makers
About SBRI competitions
SBRI provides innovative solutions to challenges faced by the public sector. This can lead to better public services and improved efficiency and effectiveness. SBRI supports economic growth and enables the development of innovative products and services. It does this through the public procurement of research and development (R&D).
SBRI generates new business opportunities for companies and provides a route to market for their ideas. It also bridges the seed funding gap experienced by many early-stage companies.
Further help and information
You can find information on how to enter this competition in the invitation to tender document, which is available for download on our secure site after registration.
If you want help to find a project sub-contractor, contact the Knowledge Transfer Network.
If you need more information, email us at
or call the competition helpline on 0300 321 4357.