SBRI funding for innovations that monitor household pollution

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Apply for a share of £100,000 to develop an air quality monitor for domestic pollutants

As part of a new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), Innovate UK will fund proposals to develop and demonstrate new products and services that enable households to measure, visualise and respond to harmful household air pollution in order to safeguard health.

The solutions must raise awareness of the potential impacts of the pollution in the home, providing timely and appropriate information so that householders can make effective choices to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours.

The overall programme of this SBRI will be delivered in two phases:

  • phase 1 (currently open) will focus on exploring the feasibility of proposals
  • phase 2 will concentrate on research, development and testing

A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1. Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.

How to apply
To be eligible to apply, your proposed solution must:

  • be innovative
  • be practical and deliverable
  • take affordability into consideration
  • monitor more than one pollutant

Your application must include a plan to commercialise your results.

A total of up to £100,000 is allocated to phase 1. Innovate UK expects to fund up to 5 feasibility studies. These can range in size up to a total cost of £20,000 each, including VAT. Projects must start by the 1 August 2020, end by 1 November 2020 and can last up to three months.

Key dates
3 March 2020, 13:00 - applicant briefing (webinar registration)
15 April 2020, 12:00 - competition closes

Find out more about this competition and apply.