SBRI funding competition Innovation in Walking and Cycling currently open

17th May 2017

Please be aware that there is a current SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) funding competition Innovation in Walking and Cycling currently open www.

gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-innovation-in-cycling-and-walking Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) funding is provided to support and stimulate innovation in the UK economy by encouraging businesses to work with other commercial and research organisations. Organisations can apply for a share of up to £470,000 for innovative proposals that encourage more journeys by bicycle or on foot. Innovations may include, for example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change. The competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations. It is particularly suitable for early-stage, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Industry partners such as local government, independent and third sectors can carry out the project on their own or with others. Key areas of interest include (but are not limited to): Cycling making it easier for people to cycle to work improving the image of cycling so that more of people feel it is an activity they can incorporate into their daily routines improving road safety and helping people, particularly teenagers and women, feel safer. This follows that once children leave school there is a significant drop in the number who cycle, and women make less than half the number of trips by bicycle than men making it easier to undertake journeys that include both cycling and travelling by rail Walking increasing walking among target groups, including those aged between 30 and 49, and over 60 improving actual and perceived road safety for pedestrians through safer crossings, increased personal safety and design of objects and equipment installed on streets (street furniture) using open source data to encourage walking as part of a longer trip involving public transport If interested you must register before midday on 7 June 2017 and apply before midday on 14 June 2017.

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