First-of-a-kind technology with the potential to come to market quickly is being trialled across the UK to improve the lives of citizens.
From schemes that promote cleaner, greener travel to online deliveries straight to your car boot – these are some of the innovative ideas being trialled in Innovate UK’s first of a kind deployment competition.
With more than 70% of people estimated to be living in urban areas by 2040, city infrastructure and design requires a drastic change in order to support a high quality of life.
Each of the projects is designed to enable a step change in innovation that will make a real difference to the energy, transport and urban infrastructure of the future. In total, 12 projects will share £18 million to develop their ideas.
Projects are exploring the potential to:
A full list of projects can be found in our list of funding competition winners 2017.
The projects are part of a £19 million investment by Innovate UK that invited businesses to test and evaluate new infrastructure technologies in the real world.
This is the second phase of the competition. All of the projects completed a finance and business case in the first phase. Those selected for phase 2 will now demonstrate their innovations in a commercial environment.
Read about the background to the competition.
Learn more about our work in infrastructure systems.
Apply for an innovation funding award.
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