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Briefing workshops for companies using data to address urban issues in the forthcoming InnovateUK £7.5m Solving Urban Challenges with Data competition

To stimulate the market for new solutions using data to address the challenges facing cities, InnovateUK is shortly to launch a competition offering £7.5m for collaborative R&D projects and feasibility studies titled 'Solving Urban Challenges with Data’.

To support the launch of this competition, a series of briefing workshops are being hosted across the UK to discuss the forthcoming competition, explore the data sets available and build partnerships among interested applicants, including in the transport sector.

 

Funding for R&D projects and feasibility studies offering commercial benefits, reduced risk, resilience, quality of life or economic performance by integrating data with data

To help nurture thriving economies, quality of life and reduced environmental footprint, while also managing economic, social and environmental stresses, cities can make use of instrumentation, sensors and computing resources to produce useful data about the environmental, social and economic performance of the urban environment.

Such data can enable businesses, social enterprises and other organisations to better understand and respond to the challenges facing our cities.

Innovate UK, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network are to invest up to £7.5m in Collaborative R&D projects and feasibility studies to develop new solutions to urban challenges through their competition 'Solving Urban Challenges with Data’’.

Projects should seek to create solutions and services that offer specific commercial benefits and/or limit risks and increase the resilience, quality of life or economic performance of urban areas by integrating environmental, social and/or economic data with data from other sources. The focus is on better defining and solving problems through finding innovative ways to combine data sources.

 

Briefing workshops across the UK - come find out about the opportunities

To support the competition launch, a series of briefing workshops are being hosted across the UK to discuss the forthcoming competition, explore the data sets available and build partnerships among interested applicants.

To register for the events click the links events below:

The briefing workshops will include;

  • Opportunities to hear about the scope of the competition in detail;
  • An overview of some of the datasets available;
  • Inspiring case studies from previous data competitions;
  • A chance to network and develop partnerships and consortia for the competition;

These events are intended to benefit businesses, community groups, academics, researchers and local authorities in the Energy, Transport, Built Environment, Health, Water and Financial Services sectors

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