SBRI: monitor and visualise domestic pollution to safeguard health
Innovate UK, working on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will fund organisations to develop and demonstrate new products and/ or services. These must enable households to measure, visualise and respond to harmful household air pollution in order to safeguard health.
The overall programme will be delivered in 2 phases. This is phase 1 and will focus on exploring the feasibility of proposals. Phase 2 will concentrate on research, development and testing. 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 2 will be focused on developing a prototype and undertaking field-testing to demonstrate the effectiveness of the solution. We plan to fund up to 3 contracts of up to £300,000 each, including VAT, for projects lasting up to a year.)
In phase 1 projects can range in size up to a total cost of £20,000 each, including VAT. Projects must start by the 1 August 2020, end by 1 November 2020 and can last up to 3 months.
To lead a project, you can:
- be an organisation of any size
- work alone or with other organisations as subcontractors
Contracts will be awarded only to individual organisations. 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.
Phase 1 is focused on supporting feasibility studies. These should result in a technical and commercial specification, detailed design package and test plan for a technical solution.
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 can also include prototyping and field-testing the product or service. This lets you incorporate the results of your exploration and design and demonstrate that you can produce in quantity to acceptable quality standards.
The aim of this competition is to support the research and development (R&D) of products and/or services which monitor a wide range of household pollutants. These solutions must raise awareness of the potential impacts of the pollution in the home, providing timely and appropriate information so that householders can make effective choices to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours.
Your proposed solution must:
- be innovative
- be practical and deliverable
- take affordability into consideration
- monitor more than one pollutant
We will not fund projects which:
- focus primarily on outdoor air pollution
- monitor only one pollutant
- provide no actionable feedback to householders
An online webinar will be held on 3rd March to brief potential applicants: click here to register for a place.