The Geospatial Commission and Innovate UK have joined hands to create a £2 million transport location data competition to support the future of mobility for the UK. The competition aims to look at how location data can spark innovation and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom.
GOV.UK mentioned that this competition aims to stimulate commercial innovation to help create geospatial solutions to UK’s transport challenges and support the future of mobility. The competition has four themes:
- Mobility as a service – to promote better integration of transport modes
- Active travel – creating safer methods to enable active travel
- Supply chains – assisting better distribution, storage and delivery
- Boosting capacity – improving efficiency of transport network
The competition will be open on 29 September 2020 and the deadline for applications is midday on 4 November 2020. The competition is open to UK-based organizations from a business of any size, academic organisation or even higher education institutes, charity, public sector organisation or local authorities, any public sector research establishment, research council institute or a research and technology organisation too. A virtual briefing event will be held on October 8, 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be notified later in December 2020.
More details on the competition can be viewed here.