Geospatial Commission announces up to £4m for second phase of transport location data innovation competition
The Geospatial Commission has launched the second phase of its transport location data competition, in partnership with Innovate UK.
The competition supports the use of location data to spark innovation and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom.
Following successful completion of phase one in March with 28 winning innovative companies progressing, the second phase of the competition will award funding of up to £500k for the strongest of these 28 innovations to progress to development and pilot.
These products and services will harness innovative geospatial solutions that can help solve the four contemporary transport challenges:
- Mobility as a service – to help better integration of transport types
- Active travel – creating safer ways to enable active travel
- Supply chains – helping better distribution, storage and delivery
- Boosting capacity – increasing efficiency of transport networks
Winners will develop pilots to commercialise and bring ‘market ready’ geospatial solutions to our transport challenges and support the future of mobility.
The competition was launched today during an industry event showcasing the successful findings from the first phase by Minister for the Cabinet Office, Lord True CBE.
Minister for the Cabinet Office, Lord True CBE said: “Smarter mobility solutions, underpinned by location data, will enable us to make the most of our transport networks by boosting capacity, reducing environmental impacts and decreasing travel times and I look forward to seeing how this second round competition helps to boost the UK’s future of mobility.”