• Status: Closed

  • Key features: Investment of up to £10 million in collaborative R&D projects to catalyse innovation to improve the efficiency and experience of the end-to-end journey for people and freight.

  • Programme: Collaborative research and development

  • Award: Up to £10 million

  • Opens: 10 Aug 2015, 00:00

  • Registration closes: 11 Nov 2015, 12:00

  • Closes: 18 Nov 2015, 12:00

  • Support phone number: 0300 321 4357

Enhancing the end-to-end journey

Summary

Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in collaborative R&D projects to catalyse innovation to improve the efficiency and experience of the end-to-end journey for people and freight.
 
We are seeking innovative proposals that facilitate seamless end-to-end journeys for people and goods. The concept of end-to-end journeys aims to expand the thinking around mobility as a service, by developing truly multi-modal travel options and a single point of access for the customer (whether traveller or goods mover).
 
Proposals must be collaborative and led by a business. We expect to fund mainly industrial research projects. Small businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60% and large businesses 50%.
 
We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £250,000 to £3 million, although we may consider projects outside this range.
 
This is a two-stage competition that opens for applicants on 10 August 2015. The deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 18 November 2015.There will be a briefing event for potential applicants in London on 19 August 2015.
 

Supporting documents & links

Scope

We are seeking innovative proposals that facilitate seamless end-to-end journeys for people and goods, increasing the availability, capacity and ease of use for customers. Whether a traveller or goods mover, the customer should have the ability to select a complete journey from one starting point to a final end point, and be offered transport options with differing profiles, costs and schedules. To achieve this, a near real-time understanding of the transport system as a whole is required, as the basis for new services. This competition aims to address this by catalysing industry, local authorities and service providers to work together.
 
Proposals should cover one or more of the following thematic areas:
 
  • network and data connectivity within modes and to users
  • infrastructure
  • customer interaction and experience

 

Within these thematic areas, consortia will need to work together to provide innovation in one or more of the following challenge areas.
 

Out of scope

This competition, although broad, is limited to existing transport modes and innovations in the optimisation of these modes taken together as a transport system. Areas such as core transport infrastructure (eg new roads, runways, rail etc) are not covered.
 

Key dates

Competition opens 10 August 2015
Competition briefing 19 August 2015
Registration deadline noon 11 November 2015
Expressions of interest (EOI) deadline noon 18 November 2015
Stage 2 opens for invited applicants 14 December 2015
Deadline for invited applications noon 21 January 2016