The Technology Strategy Board are running this SBRI competition in partnership with the BIM Task Group and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) to support the development of a free-to-use digital tool that can exploit the standards being made publicly available for building information modelling (BIM).
As a process, BIM involves the sharing of three-dimensional data by all those responsible for the design, construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure in the built environment.
This competition will bring together the construction, digital and high- powered computing communities.
A free-to-use tool has the potential to transform the procurement of buildings and infrastructure, and not just in home markets. It will place the UK in a global leadership position and provide overseas growth opportunities.
In phase 1, up to £50k is available for feasibility studies of up to six weeks. In phase 2, a single participant from phase 1 may receive up to £1m for a six-month project of further development. In both phases, successful applicants will receive development contracts funded at 100%.
Development contracts will be awarded to a single organisation. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with other organisations, on a sub-contractor basis, to enhance their solution. It is the responsibility of the main contractor to manage sub-contractors.
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