SBRI: improve firefighters’ operations and safety with digital technology

Fund Name: improve firefighters’ operations and safety with digital technology
Project Length: Up to 3 months
Project Value: Share of £1.25m
Deadline: 28/11/2018

Summary

The aim of the competition is to accurately monitor and track a firefighting crew’s location in real time. This is to improve situation awareness and safety.

Fund details

The solution must:

  • be instantly deployable at unfamiliar locations
  • operate on a self-contained mobile secure local network
  • provide real-time, horizontal and vertical location (such as in a specific room on a specific floor) and tracking data
  • allow seamless location data sharing across multiple agencies, local and remote software platforms
  • present real-time data in 3D with augmented or holographic technology

The necessary technology mostly exists already, but a co-ordinated approach is needed to develop a holistic solution.

Phase 1 

must be a feasibility study. This should result in a technical and commercial specification and detailed design package for a complete tracking solution. Projects should last up to 3 months. They can range in size up to a total cost of £50,000 including VAT. The total funding available is up to £250,000, including VAT.

Phase 2

must be a working prototype meeting the specifications of the challenge. This should present a clear route to market and sector affordability. Projects should last up to 12 months. They can range in size up to a total cost of £500,000, including VAT. The total funding available is up to £1 million, including VAT.

In phase 1 the supplier will work closely with the stakeholders to develop a solution. The outcome of this project will be a prototype of the solution.

Innovate UK  expect projects to range in size up to total costs of £50,000, including VAT, for each organisation. Projects must start by 15 February 2019 and can last up to 3 months.

Eligibility

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
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