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Transforming UK construction: demonstrator projects

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Funding details
Registration opens
28 Aug 2019, 00:00
Registration closes
06 Nov 2019, 12:00
06 Nov 2019, 12:00
Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £500,000 and £8 million. Up to 70% of costs can be covered, depending on your business' size.
Innovate UK

Innovate UK, part of UKRI, will invest up to £26 million from the Transforming Construction Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to demonstrate solutions to improve productivity, quality and performance of the UK construction sector.

Your project must show how it will deliver on the objectives and commitments detailed in the Construction Sector Deal, including significant industry investment (some exclusions will apply, refer to Projects we will not fund). Applicants should reference how their projects support the objectives of the Transforming Infrastructure Performance(TIP) strategy or the Transforming Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy(TIES) as appropriate.

Where applicable, your project should use Project 13 and Gemini Principles.

This competition aims to invest in approximately 10 world-leading practical demonstrators. They must establish improvements in productivity, quality and performance of the UK construction sector.

Demonstrators are the application of approaches, deployed at scale, that to improve all aspects of a built assets lifecycle. These will include:

  • validations of new business models
  • digital approaches to design, construction and management
  • advancements in modern methods of construction (MMC)
  • approaches to whole-life performance of a building or assets

The result will be demonstrator projects that improve on the current state-of-the-art in construction, while still demonstrating practical and close-to-market solutions.

Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £500,000 and £8 million. Projects must start by 1 April 2020 and end by 31 March 2022. Projects should last between 12 and 24 months. The duration of your project cannot exceed 24 months under any circumstances. If your project’s total eligible costs falls outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to by Friday 4th October at the latest. Innovate UK will decide whether to approve your request.

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