TSB: Design for Future Climate – Climate Resilient Infrastructure
This Defra SBRI call aims to invest in projects for the development of proposed actions, innovations and associated feasibility studies that will increase the resilience of UK infrastructure to a changing climate. Projects may be for potential future infrastructure projects or to retro-fit existing infrastructure assets. The competition seeks innovations which can demonstrate a ‘route to market’ and can be put into practice as viable business and environmental propositions.
Proposals must address risks identified within the Climate Change Risk Assessment (http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climate/government/risk-assessment/). In particular proposals that take into account the systemic nature of infrastructure, or in some way address risks arising from infrastructure interdependencies, will be welcomed.
Funding: Defra will invest up to £200,000 in this first round of the competition. Individual contracts will be for between £40,000 and £100,000 to fund a feasibility study.
Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from single companies, academia or from consortiums. Projects must begin by 03 December 2012.
Registration deadline: 29 August 2012
Deadline: 06 September 2012