Innovate UK wants entrepreneurs to solve the country’s transport crisis

Latest IC Tomorrow contest will provide four category winners with £35,000 funding and partnerships with TfL and Centro

Innovate UK, the government’s digital innovation arm, has launched its latest IC tomorrow contest with £140,000 funding on offer for entrepreneurs with solutions to modern transport problems in the city.

The Innovation in Urban Spaces competition is offering four category winners £35,000 in funding, as well as mentoring, promotion and partnerships with Transport for London (TfL), Centro, Atkins and Clear Channel Outdoor.

Contest partners Future Cities Catapult and Peterborough City Council will provide additional support such as access to data and research, one-on-one clinics and exhibition space in London’s Urban Innovation Centre.

Matt Sansam, programme manager for IC tomorrow, said:

“As the number of people choosing to live in cities around the world continues to rise, it is vital that we think about the future to make sure these urban spaces work to their full potential. Innovative digital technology has the power to provide solutions to ensure that our cities are effective and efficient for the users.

“This contest seeks out entrepreneurs and small businesses that can address some of the most pressing challenges our urban areas face.”

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Tuesday November 24. Apply for the programme here.

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