On the 16th December Innovate UK in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, Natural Environment Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council hosted a briefing event in Manchester to support the new competition 'Solving Urban Challenges with Data'.
The event was a great success, attended by industry, academia and local organisations interested in the funding opportunity. The day began with a presentation from James Taplin, Innovate UK who discussed the competition scope and application process. This was followed by a case study example of the successful use of merging datasets to solve challenges presented by Andreas Zachariah from TravelAi. Next we heard from the three competition funders on some of the types of data that is available to use in this competition, NERC, ESRC and Innovate UK Space.
Their presentations can be viewed at the links below.
1. James Taplin Innovate UK - Competition details
2. Andreas Zachariah, TravelAi - Case Study
3. NERC Data sources
4. ESRC Data Sources
5. Innovate Uk Space Data Sources
Delegates were asked to provide information about what they are offering and what they are looking for from the competition. The facilitators used 'Give Get' cards to record this information. After the break delegates were asked to form groups to discuss possible ideas for the competition. The ideas from the Manchester event were recorded on 'Urban challenge' cards and are posted below along with the Give Get cards
6. Give Get cards
7. Urban challenges
The day finished with presentations detailing some of the tools and services available to help consortium to submit proposals to the competition and an overview of the finer details of the competition from James Taplin i.e. costs and timescales.
8. Jenni McDonnell KTN services
9. James Taplin Innovate UK Competition Costs
This was the fifth of seven events that are being held across the country to support the competition. Further information will be posted from each of the events. To view the information from the other events click on the links below
To view the competition scope click on the link below.
To register for the competition and to download Guidance notes for applicants please click on the link below
Register for the competition
If you have any questions about the competition or would like the KTN to review your proposal before submission please contact Jenni McDonnell (firstname.lastname@example.org) 07786 967197