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Transport KTN Guide to Technology Strategy Board competitions,

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  • 1. Transport KTN’s Guide Technology Strategy Board’s Competition process Rob Furlong Transport KTN Transport Knowledge Transfer Networkenquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 2. The Transport KTN Team• Neil Ridley : Director• Tessa Darley : Knowledge Manager• Adrian Waddams : Marine Specialist• Jim Lupton : Rail Specialist• Rob Furlong : Business Developmentenquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 3. Applicants’ Journey Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression of Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment Interest initiationMinimum 4 weeks 6 weeks 2 weeks 7 weeks 4 weeks 19 weeks Timeline of a Technology Strategy Board Competition enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 4. The Launch Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 weeks 6 weeks 2 weeks 7 weeks 4 weeks 14th Jan 2013 Transport KTN information and Consortia Building• Technology Strategy Board formal announcement• Competition Scope released• Transport KTN Supporting activities• Vessel efficiency interest group• Think of projects – talk to existing contacts, network enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 5. Fast Track• Single stage application• Fast-Track to account for up to 10% of the budget• Projects will last 6 to 12 months• Total costs for each project will be between £200K to £500K• Each project to include a small or micro business• Business led consortia of at least two partners• Applicants submit a full-stage application form at EOI stageenquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 6. Collaborative R&D• Two stage application• Projects expected to last between 12 and 36 months• Project costs typically range from £250K to £3m• Business-led consortia of at least two partners• Funding levels – Small and micro business can expect to be 60% funded – Large companies expected at 50% – At least 70% of the total eligible project costs to be commercial organisations, max 30% to research participants – No one partner to receive more than 70% of the eligible costs• Evidence of effective collaborationenquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 7. The Expression of Interest Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 weeks 6 weeks 2 weeks 7 weeks 4 weeks Register Information Optional 14th Jan 2013 your Day EOI review 27th Feb 2013 noon interest deadline• Short 6 week period• Applicants need to register their interest by 20th Feb noon – On the TSB competition page for this competition – To enable the downloading of the application form – To upload completed EOI form – Download the full guidance to applicants – definitive guide• Technology Strategy Board information day 22nd January• Decide if fast track or full stage project submission – form to complete enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 8. Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 6 weeks 2 7 weeks 4 weeks weeks weeks 27th Feb 2013 noonExpression of Interest• Transport KTN Support• It is very important for you to consider the following – Only the downloaded form can be used – Each field has only a certain space allocated to it • Use it wisely, but as comprehensive as possible • Incomplete fields upon submission risk the application being rejected – If question is “Quantify” answer is a number – The importance of the gateway question • Need to show that a clear majority of the project’s objectives and activities are aligned with the specific competition. – Read the scope document carefully • If in doubt, contact the competition hotline enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 9. Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 6 weeks 2 7 weeks 4 weeks weeks weeks 27th Feb 2013 noonExpression of Interest• What is innovative about your project ? – both commercially and scientifically?• Commercialisation and exploitation at the end of the grant.• Optional Expression process – strongly recommend – Valuable feedback on submission within 3 working days • This is confined to the scope of the submission and whether the form as seen appears to address the required questions • This DOES NOT pre-empt of forecast the recommendations of the independent panel – Use the service as many times as needed – Normally service closes 1 week before EOI deadline. enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 10. Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 6 weeks 2 7 weeks 4 weeks weeks weeks 27th Feb 2013 noonApplications must be• Submitted before the deadline, normally noon – 12:01 submission will automatically be rejected without exception – We strongly advise to submit your EOI before the EOI deadline• Be business-led• Involve two or more collaboration partners located in the UK – Be based on work conducted in the UK• Address specific requirements of the competition• A missing consortia partner – still submit an EOI ! enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 11. The Review Period Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 weeks 6 weeks 2 7 weeks 4 weeks weeks• Independent reviewers – The Technology Strategy Board preserves reviewers anonymity, and the Transport KTN do not know who the reviews are.• Reviewers sign confidentiality agreements• Gateway Question - If the review panel consider that the answer to this question is not adequate – then your application will not pass the EOI stage.enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 12. Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 6 weeks 2 7 weeks 4 weeks weeks weeksEOI Review stage • Submissions assessed by several reviewers – The business proposition – Project details – Funding and added value • Independent panel meeting held to – Discuss all EOI applications – Agree Ranked list for Fast Track and EOI submissions enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 13. EOI Decision Competition EOI Full Opens Deadline Stage Fast Track Expression Review Launch Period Invitation to full stage of Interest Minimum 4 weeks 6 weeks 2 Unsuccessful weeks• Fast track – The TSB will allocate their fast track funding to the highest ranked project, then the next project, and so on. – This process is continued until all of the funding is allocated to projects. – Once the funding is allocated, subsequent projects will not be funded. enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 14. EOI Decision Competition EOI Full Opens Deadline Stage Fast Tract Expression Review Launch Period Invitation to full stage of Interest Minimum 4 weeks 6 weeks 2 Unsuccessful weeks• Invitation to Full stage – TSB will invite the highest ranking applications to submit a full stage application, in strict order. – Usually this would be in the region of 200% of the indicative funding allocation.• Unsuccessful applications – Once indicative 200% is reached, subsequent projects will inform the project that the submission has not been successful. – Contact the Transport KTN enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 15. Full Stage Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 weeks 6 weeks 2 weeks 7 weeks 4 weeks 14th Jan 2013 1st May 2013 Register Compulsory your information interest Day• Consortia invited back to submit a full submission• TSB will run a compulsory briefing day, to which at least one delegate from the consortia must attend• Applications can only be on the forms provided online• Annexes can be submitted & Illustrations and graphics can be included• Submitted before the deadline, normally noon enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 16. Assessment Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 weeks 6 weeks 2 weeks 7 weeks 4 weeks• Independent reviewers as EOI stage• Once again, the importance of the Gateway Question• Individual applications reviewed by several assessors• Independent review panel• Submissions ranked – Top projects funded in ranked order – Once the funding is allocated, subsequent projects will not be funded. enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 17. Project initiation Competition EOI Full Competition Applicants Opens Deadline Stage Closes informed Expression Review Project Launch Period Full stage Assessment of Interest initiation Minimum 4 weeks 6 weeks 2 weeks 7 weeks 4 weeks• Offer letter to be returned with two months• Collaboration Agreement signed by all participants by the third month• Project to commence within six months of the acceptance of offer enquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org
  • 18. Transport KTN – here to assist http://bit.ly/VesselEfficiency linkenquires@transportktn.org www.transportktn.org