Smart City 1st round challenge calls, Reading Borough Council information event

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Green Park Conference Centre

100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, RG2 6GP · Reading

How to find us

Just off Jct 11 of the M4 on the A33 into Reading. Once you come to the main entrance at Green Park, go straight at the traffic lights then take the first left into building 100 Longwater Avenue. From Reading with Greenwave bus numbers 52, 52a or 53

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This is an information event for the 1st round of challenge calls announced by Reading Borough Council on behalf of the Thames Valley Berkshire, Smart City Cluster.

This first call consists of four challenges, focusing on:
- tackling loneliness
- reducing falls in the elderly
- supporting independence in travel
- targeting investment to improve energy efficiency in homes

Each challenge will involve a development and pilot phase so that the benefits can be evaluated and knowledge can be shared as these are common challenges faced by councils across the UK.

Grants of up to £100,000 are available for each challenge.

The call has been published by Reading Borough Council Portal:
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/readingbc/aspx/Tenders/Current

Calls are open to Berkshire based businesses or consortia with a lead partner in Berkshire.

The event will start at 6:30pm (Pizza will be provided) for a 7:00pm start and will consist of a presentation overview of the 1st call and an opportunity for questions.

The event will also be an opportunity for those looking to make contacts and partner up.

We will publish the answers to questions on the Reading Borough Council portal for those that can not attend.