Infrastructure Systems

The fourth core-sector competition aims to support businesses to research and develop the solutions and systems that will make our cities, transport networks and energy supplies better connected and more efficient. Interested? Feel free to contact us.

Infrastructure Systems

Eligibility and scope of the programme

Projects must demonstrate innovation in one of the priority areas: smart infrastructure – connecting digital and physical systems, urban living – addressing challenges faced by citizens in cities/urban areas, energy – systems with the ability to flexibly match changing supply and demand, and connected transport – more efficient movement of people/goods across multiple transport modes.

Only UK based companies and research organisations can apply. Projects must be led by a UK business of any size and all projects must include at least 1 SME. For projects with total costs over £100,000 or a duration over 12 months, at least 2 organisation must collaborate.


Funding levels of up to 70% are available depending on the stage of development and size of company, for projects with total costs between £25,000 and £3,000,000. Research organisations can receive up to 100% of their costs but these are usually capped at 30% of the total project costs.

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Please contact us for further information on the funding scheme, to discuss a project or how we can support you with an application.