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Phase two of transport location data competition begins

11/05/21

Mark Say Managing Editor

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The Geospatial Commission has launched the second phase of its transport location data competition, in partnership with Innovate UK.

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It said the competition, which supports the use of location data in innovation and supporting mobility in the UK, will award up to £4 million in total and up to £500,000 for the strongest of the 28 winning companies from the first phase.

This led to the allocation of £2 million among the projects, with winners receiving up to £75,000 each.

Under the second phase the winners will develop pilots to commercialise and bring market ready geospatial solutions to our transport challenges and support the future of mobility. This covers four themes: mobility as a service, active travel, supply chains and boosting capacity.

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.”

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