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Better detection of illicit goods in the post: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to investigate better ways of detecting illicit goods arriving in letters and parcels from abroad.

Countering new threats of the modern world and protecting revenue on imported goods are a strategic priority for the UK government.

Innovate UK is working with the Home Office and Border Force to invest up to £250,000 in projects that develop new ways of detecting illicit goods in letters and parcels arriving at UK borders. A further £1 million could be available to develop the best ideas in a second phase of the competition.

Projects should address one or more of the following challenges to:

  • reduce physical intervention in the scanning process, by using more automation
  • increase how much can be scanned in a given period
  • be more dynamic and adaptable

The closing date for registrations is midday on 16 January 2019.

For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.

 

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