Better detection of illicit goods in the post: apply for funding

27 Nov 2018 01:40 PM

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to investigate better ways of detecting illicit goods arriving in letters and parcels from abroad.

Countering new threats of the modern world and protecting revenue on imported goods are a strategic priority for the UK government.

Innovate UK is working with the Home Office and Border Force to invest up to £250,000 in projects that develop new ways of detecting illicit goods in letters and parcels arriving at UK borders. A further £1 million could be available to develop the best ideas in a second phase of the competition.

Funding is provided by the GovTech Catalyst under the SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) programme.

Find out more about SBRI and how it works.

The GovTech Catalyst helps the public sector to use emerging technologies to improve public service efficiency and productivity.

Get the latest information on the GovTech Catalyst.

Improving detection with no impact on the flow of goods

The competition is looking for ways of improving detection in the current postal and fast-parcel areas.

It is important that solutions have no effect on the flow of goods at the UK border.

Projects should address one or more of the following challenges to:

Competition information

Find out more about this competition and apply.

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