SBRI rail first of a kind round 3: resilience, freight, noise and environment

Fund Name: SBRI rail first of a kind round 3: resilience, freight, noise and environment
Project Length: No more than 9 months
Project Value: A share of £5.5m
Deadline: 17/04/2019


The aim of this competition is to demonstrate how proven technologies can be integrated into a railway environment for the first time (‘first of a kind’ demonstrations). It aims to encourage innovation in the rail industry. We will help innovative suppliers take the final step to market readiness. This is the third in a series of first of a kind (FOAK) rail competitions.

Fund Details

You must prove you have a well-developed innovation with a high technology readiness level (TRL) that delivers the expected outcomes when integrated in complex real-world railway applications.

Your application must demonstrate potential benefits to passengers and customers, including:

  • why customers would buy the product
  • how the funding will help companies in the consortium grow and result in broader economic benefits
  • how you will obtain a clear route to market

We will assess your proposal for its potential to be successfully exploited in a railway environment. We encourage you to discuss regulations, policy and other requirements with potential customer organisations before you submit your application.

You must focus on one of these 4 themes.

  • Infrastructure resilience
  • Operational resilience
  • Freight
  • Noise and environment

You can work alone or collaborate with others as subcontractors.

To lead a project you:

  • can be an organisation of any size
  • must carry out your project work in the UK
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