This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition with funding provided by the GovTech Catalyst for Oxfordshire County Council
The aim of the competition is to develop new ideas on how traffic and network management can be upgraded to accommodate ‘new mobility’ options in Oxfordshire.
The overall programme will be delivered over 2 phases. This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1. Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.
Phase 1: research and development contracts, feasibility study
The first phase involves research and development (R&D) contracts being awarded to demonstrate technical feasibility of the proposed solution. A total of up to £250,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 1 of the competition.
It is anticipated that the feasibility study R&D contracts will be in the region of up to £50,000, including VAT. This is for each project for up to 3 months. Projects must start on 15 July.
We expect to fund up to 5 projects. The assessors will consider fair value in making their evaluation.
We would welcome bids that bring together a consortium of sector specialists.
Phase 2: research and development contracts, prototype development and testing
The second phase involves up to 2 R&D contracts being awarded to organisations chosen from the successful phase 1 applicants. Up to £500,000, including VAT, will be allocated for each contract to develop a prototype and undertake field testing for up to 1 year.