Learning how crowdsourcing data could change the geospatial sector

Key features: UK Businesses are invited to carry out UK-based innovation projects using crowdsourcing to create, update and maintain geographic information to improve public service delivery, enhance public data sets, or provide social or environmental benefits by working with the third sector.

Programme: The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects

Award: up to £1.5 million

Opens: 26 November 2018

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 30 January 201

Support phone number: 0114 236 4457

UK Businesses are invited to carry out UK-based innovation projects using crowdsourcing to create, update and maintain geographic information to improve public service delivery, enhance public data sets, or provide social or environmental benefits by working with the third sector.
 
The aim of this competition is to find ways for users of a mapping app or website to take part in creating and/or maintaining geospatial datasets.
 
Funding
 
The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects
 
Funding is available to develop solutions that give service users the power to identify and correct any missing, out of date or wrong geospatial data.
 
Total eligible project costs can be between £50,000 and £750,000. Costs upto £1 million may be considered for applications of exceptional quality
Projects with total eligible costs:
  • under £100,000 can be single or collaborative
  • £100,000 or more must be collaborative.
Scope
 
Your project must focus on using crowdsourcing to support applications in one of the following 3 areas:
 
1.         Improving the delivery of public services at the local authority level, such as parking or disabled access.
2.         Working with third sector organisations to support improved social or environmental outcomes.
3.         Enhancing existing public sector open datasets, such as a publicly accessible green space dataset.
           
We will fund feasibility studies, industrial research projects or experimental development.
 
Out of Scope
 
We will not fund projects that do not use crowdsourcing of geospatial data to contribute to the project aims.

How can we help?
We have an expert team who specialise in applying for, and securing funding on behalf of businesses. The success criteria for funding is often complex; engaging a specialist team significantly increases your chance of obtaining funding. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, or apply for this funding, contact us at your earliest opportunity.

We continually appraise the market to source the most appropriate funding available to meet our clients’ requirements.  There are numerous opportunities currently available, spanning a range of industries and topics. If you would like to explore the funding available, call us today to speak to a member of the team and to find out how your business could benefit.