SBRI Competitions for Technology Companies
SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) is the Innovate UK programme to provide opportunities for innovative companies to engage with the public sector to solve specific problems.
Autonomous Last Mile Re-supply
MOD are to invest up to £3m in this Defence and Security Accelerator challenge competition. Total funding for phase 1 is up to £1.5 million. In addition, up to £1.5 million is available for phase 2 projects.
Proposals are invited for technology solutions, processes and ways of operating that use autonomous systems to deliver mission critical supplies to users in the military front-line. This competition focusses specifically on the challenging ‘last mile’ of re-supply.
This competition is particularly interested in:
- Unmanned air and ground load carrying platforms
- Technologies and systems to allow load carrying platforms to operate autonomously
- Technologies to autonomously predict, plan, track and optimise re-supply demands from military users
Full details can be found in the Competition Document
Award: up to £3m in phase 1 and 2
Opens: Currently open
Competition Closes: 12 noon, 21 June 2017
Proposals must be submitted via the Accelerator online.