SBRI: innovation in rail security surveillance analytics - phase 1

Apply for a share of up to £968,000 for innovations that demonstrate security surveillance analytics in Network Rail stations.

Challenge description

This is a 2-phase Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition open to organisations of all sizes based in the UK, EU or EEA.

Network Rail will invest up to £968,000, plus VAT, in phase 1 of this competition. An extra £500,000, plus VAT, will be available for phase 2. This will support the development and demonstration of new security analytics for railway stations. The competition process is managed by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

The competition supports the objectives of Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (CP6) funding strategy for research and development. It intends to find out whether security surveillance systems and associated analytics can work in a station environment without disrupting the rail network.

Your project’s total eligible costs for phase 1 must be up to £121,000, plus VAT. For phase 2, the total eligible costs will be up to £250,000, plus VAT.

Full details

Find full details on the GOV.UK website


  • 6 November 2019 12pm: registration closes
  • 13 November 2019 12pm: competition closes
  • 6 January 2020: interview week begins
  • 13 January 2020: applicants notified
  • 10 February 2020: contracts awarded

Application deadline

13 November 2019 at 12pm. 

How to get involved

Get more details and register your interest on the GOV.UK website