To lead a project, you can:
- be an organisation of any size
- work alone or with others from business, the research base or the third sector as subcontractors
Phase 1 projects should start from 15 November 2019 and last up to 3 months. We expect to fund up to 5 projects.
Project costs should range in size up to total costs of £50,000 including VAT per organisation.
You must work closely with Waltham Forest Council in east London.
Phase 1: research and development contracts, feasibility study
The first phase involves research and development 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 research and development (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. 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 (R&D) contracts, prototype development and testing
The second phase involves up to 2 R&D contracts being awarded to businesses chosen from the successful phase 1 applicants.
Up to £500,000, including VAT will be allocated for each contract, in order to develop a prototype and undertake field testing for up to 12 months.