£2 million transport location data competition
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