The Home Office is to invest up to 2 million in ideas that will reduce the threat from terrorists and the use of explosives and weapons in public spaces by using the crowd as a sensor.
Funding is available for the development of technologies that will use the crowd to identify a threat by:
- detecting the crowds conscious and sub-conscious reaction to threats
- training the public to spot threats
- enabling the crowd to report threats
This competition seeks proposals for technologies, systems and behavioural sciences.
This is phase 1 of a 2-phase competition.
- this competition is open now
- the application deadline is midday on 20 September 2017
- there will be an innovation network event on 27 July 2017
- SBRI is open to any type of organisation
- successful projects will attract 100% funded development contracts
- up to 1 million is available for phase 1 of this competition
- up to 1 million will be available for phase 2