SBRI Global Rail Export Innovation for Australia, Canada and India Organisations can apply for a share of £450,000, inclusive of VAT, to support innovation on overseas rail opportunities in Australia, Canada and India. Eligibility To lead a project, you can be an organisation of any size. Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only. It Is expected that all participants will work with an in-country unfunded partner. Open now Opened: 13 September 2021 Closes: 13 October 2021
Programme: Innovate Uk
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by Innovate UK and jointly delivered by Innovate UK and the Department for International Trade.
The aim of the competition is to support organisations to undertake feasibility studies to demonstrate innovative railway technology solutions for overseas markets.
This is a single phase competition.
Any adoption and implementation of a solution from this competition would be the subject of a separate, procurement exercise and does not guarantee future work. This competition does not cover the purchase of any solution.
In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process.This competition closes at 11am UK time on the date of the deadline.
Projects must have maximum total eligible costs of £50,000, inclusive of VAT.
To lead a project, you can be an organisation of any size
Contracts will be awarded only to a single legal entity. However, if you can justify subcontracting components of the work, you can employ specialist consultants or advisers. This work will still be the responsibility of the main contractor. It is expected that all participants will work with an in-country unfunded partner, in Australia, Canada or India, to develop and demonstrate your products or services for the market.
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A total of up to £450,000, inclusive of VAT, is allocated to this competition.
Feasibility study R&D contracts will be up to £50,000, inclusive of VAT, for each project for up to 3 months. We expect to fund up to 9 projects.
The total funding available for the competition can change. The funders have the right to apply a ‘portfolio’ approach across the competition themes, and technologies.
The contract is completed at the end of the feasibility study, and where possible, the successful business is expected to pursue commercialisation of their solution.
Research and development
Your application must have at least 50% of the contract value attributed directly and exclusively to R&D services, including solution exploration and design.
R&D does not include: