Highlands and Islands Enterprise, one of Scotland's two enterprise agencies, supported by Innovate UK are launching a new £800K (inc VAT) competition to develop new and innovative solutions to recover phosphorus and/or priority substances from the water environment, which, if appropriate, can be used for beneficial use.
Funding for this competition is being provided from two additional public sector sources including the Scottish Team and, Zero Waste Scotland. A steering group is overseeing the project and has representatives from other organisations with an interest in the work, including Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Water and Scottish Enterprise. This work forms part of a wider of programme of work to support and develop green growth in Scotland and a circular economy.
A total of up to £400k (inc VAT) is allocated to phase 1 of the competition and it is anticipated that the feasibility study contracts will be in the region of up to £40k (inc VAT) per project.
On successful completion of the feasibility study a total of up to £400k (inc VAT) is allocated to Phase 2 of the competition for prototype development and it is anticipated that four Phase 2 contracts will be in the region of up to £100k (inc VAT).
It is intended to hold an Open Day for potential Applicants on January 12th in Inverness and January 29th in Edinburgh to discuss further the requirements of the brief. Interested organisations should register their details with email@example.com by 10/01/2015.
HOW TO APPLY
All bids should be made using the Application Form; instructions on how to access this document and other competition material are available from https://interact.innovateuk.org/phosphorusandprioritychemicals.
Open Date: 12/1/15
Registration Date: 12.00 noon 4/3/2015
Close Date: 12.00 noon 11/3/2015
More information on other competitions may be obtained at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk.