SBRI: Innovate at HS2 2020, phase 1
Fund Name: SBRI: Innovate at HS2 2020, phase 1
Project Length: Up to 3 months
Project Value: £30, 000
The aim of this competition is to demonstrate the desirability, feasibility and viability of innovations. The innovations must provide efficiency, or step change, to traditional processes or ways of working on major infrastructure projects, such as HS2.
In phase 1 you must demonstrate:
- the desirability and feasibility of your solution by using a proof of concept relatable to the HS2 project
- the viability of your solution by presenting a qualified supporting business case and demonstrating the breadth of impact your solution can deliver
You must deliver to HS2 your phase 1 report outlining the results of your study. HS2 may share this with other organisations engaged in the HS2 programme.
At this stage contracts will be awarded for phase 1 only. You must define your goals and outline your plan for phase 2. This is part of the full commercial implementation in your phase 1 proposal.
You must demonstrate a credible and practical route to market, so your application must include a plan to commercialise your results.
You will be asked to select the primary theme as part of your application in ‘project details’. Your project must focus on one or more of these themes:
- reduce manual operations
- project interfaces
- waste in construction
- recruitment and onboarding
- procurement loss prevention
Projects are expected to:
- start by 1 March 2021
- end by 31 May 2021
- 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 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.
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