[Talk-GB] Grant funding opportunity: TSB/BBSRC: Harnessing Large and Diverse Sources of Data (fwd)
Martin - CycleStreets
list-osm-talk-gb at cyclestreets.net
Sun Sep 12 13:38:06 BST 2010
This research funding opportunity notification below strikes me as
potentially very applicable to OpenStreetMap, if anyone has ideas for
something that would fit the requirements.
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Subject: TSB/BBSRC: Harnessing Large and Diverse Sources of Data
HARNESSING LARGE AND DIVERSE SOURCES OF DATA
Compulsory Expressions of Interest: 21 October 2010
Invited full applications DEADLINE: 16 December 2010
The Technology Strategy Board will invest up to £7m to fund collaborative
research and development projects that will lead to new technologies and
strategies to help businesses extract greater value from large and diverse
sources of data (or information), and which drive a robust data economy.
ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to all UK-based companies and
research organisations in business-led consortia.
SCOPE: Ideas are sought from all economic sectors. This competition is
aimed at stimulating innovation to help businesses extract greater value
from large and/or diverse sources of data. The resulting projects will be
necessarily collaborative as they will involve data creators, owners or
custodians, and technology providers from multiple disciplines, as well as
end users. Ideas are invited from all economic sectors including (but not
limited to) applications such as bioinformatics, mobile services for
transport users, and crisis or risk management.
THEMES: Projects are invited from one or both of the following two broad
* Harnessing diverse data sources: For example (but not limited to) ways
to model and assess the value of data to a business and for supporting the
case for discarding or maintaining data for future use; novel approaches to
integrating internal and external data sources; and new business models for
sharing data across organisations.
* Making sense of ‘big data’: For example (but not limited to) ways to
maximise knowledge extraction from ‘big data’, new or enhanced algorithms
that can significantly speed up data analysis with little or no loss of
accuracy; and novel visualisation technologies that put complex and ‘big
data’ into the right form so that it can easily be understood or explored
by one or more decision-makers.
FUNDING: The TSB has allocated up to £7m to fund collaborative research
and development projects that align with the scope we have described.
Projects are expected to last no more than 18 months and TSB expect to
invest £100-500k in each project. Additional funding may be available for
the competition from JISC for projects involving one or more academic
partners that would add value to its Research Data Management and Business
Community Engagement programmes (see www.jisc.ac.uk for details). Further
funding may also be available from BBSRC and Medical Research Council for
projects involving one or more academic partners, aimed at extracting
maximum knowledge and value from biological or medical research data.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The competition will have two stages: applicants
must submit an Expression of Interest (EOIs) by 21 October 2010. Full
proposals will be invited for assessment from the highest scoring EOI
CONTACT: Competition helpline: 0300 321 4357, email competitions @ tsb.gov.uk
* BBSRC web page at
* TSB web site at
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