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Infrastructure Systems Competition from InnovateUK

Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss the forthcoming competition ‘Infrastructure Systems’. 

 

Infrastructure forms the backbone for economic stability, growth, competitiveness and productivity in modern society and is key for social wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Yet these infrastructure systems in the UK, and globally, face increasing social and environmental pressures. As an example, to be successful in the future, cities need to deliver a thriving economy, great quality of life and reduced environmental footprint, whilst managing growing economic, social and environmental stresses.

 

Innovate UK are to invest up to £15m in business led, innovative projects in Infrastructure Systems, provisionally including

 

  • Solutions for affordable, sustainable and secure energy systems
  • Innovative solutions for Nuclear Fission
  • Innovative solutions for Offshore Wind
  • Solutions for connected transport through the integration of multimodal transportation systems
  • Resilience of infrastructure and cities to environmental and societal pressure
  • Integrated solutions to systemic challenges in urban areas

 

 

Where possible, projects should address more than one of these areas particularly through the introduction of cross-cutting technologies (e.g. digital, sensors, autonomous systems) that can address system integration.

 

The briefing events will include

 

  • an opportunity to hear about the scope of the competition in more detail
  • an opportunity to network and develop cross sector partnerships for the competition
  • an opportunity to meet with InnovateUK for 1 to 1 discussions about the competition

 

 

These events will benefit businesses, academics, researchers and local authorities involved in energy systems, resilient urban systems, connected transport systems (Autonomous Vehicles not in scope) and pulling in new technologies from digital, communications, sensors, electronics and novel materials sectors.

To register for one of the events click on the links below;

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