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:
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.