Innovation Exchange challenge: Bi-Directional Global Logistics - Command, control and status
This NSTIx Op-Tech Co-Creation Centre (OCCS) challenge seeks to address the remote enablement/disablement and status tracking of assets.
Funding is up to a maximum of ~£60k per funded proposal. Additional funding may be made available for collaborative proposals. A successful demonstration will likely lead to a funded follow-on project.
This Challenge is seeking to collaboratively develop a concept demonstrator of a global command control system.
The UK National Security, Law Enforcement and international partner community deploy physical technical assets around the world to enable their operations. These assets are placed into a variety of environments. They may be left in poorly serviced, remote areas with little or no infrastructure. In other circumstances the assets may be deployed in urban or industrial environments, including when in transit (e.g. container ports).
High control of these assets can be achieved through the use of existing logistical routes and methods to transport assets between UK sovereign territory but this does not meet all needs. Sensitive assets sometimes need greater control through remote command (e.g. remote enable/deactivation) and status tracking (e.g. battery level, tamper detection).
To be effective the system should be secure and discreet. Unattended operation is essential.
This challenge is open to all UK based academic institutions, UK registered start-ups, SME’s and Primes.
Collaborative proposals are encouraged to pool collective strengths to co-create a viable solution to this challenge. Additional funding may be made available for collaborative proposals.
Pricing: Solution Providers are required to submit Fixed Price or Time and Materials (T&M) proposals for the 12 week engagement. When submitting T&M, please indicate the approximate run-rate across the sprint-profile. This information can be uploaded to the iX platform as an additional document.
For full details and functional/technical requirements, please visit the Innovation Exchange site at the link below.