£2 million transport location data competition

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Funding for projects that can support the future of mobility for the UK

The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Innovate UK to create a new £2 million competition which will look at how location data can spark innovation and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom.

The competition has four themes:

  • mobility as a service - to help better integration of transport modes
  • active travel - creating safer ways to enable active travel
  • supply chains - helping better distribution, storage and delivery
  • boosting capacity - increasing efficiency of transport networks

Examples of projects that could be awarded funding include:

  • sensors that can support safer transport
  • making better use of kerbside space for deliveries
  • near-miss identification tools to identify risk early on
  • geospatial tools to inform balanced infrastructure investment that supports social and environmental outcomes
  • apps that integrate a range of location data sources to provide new joined up services to transport users

The competition is open to UK-based organisations from a business of any size, academic organisation or higher education institute, charity, public sector organisation or local authority, public sector research establishment, research council institute or a research and technology organisation.

For full details, see SBRI: using geospatial data to solve transport challenges, phase 1.

The deadline for applications is midday on 4 November 2020.

For potential applicants, there will be a virtual briefing event on 8 October.

First published 30 September 2020