After six months of working together from conceptual idea through to detailed project costings and legal commercial relationships, we have begun our project, Smart Routing.
Without external funding we didn't have a chance of doing this innovative work, so we're very pleased to be recipients of an Innovate UK grant to help with the costs of the work.
We all met in Birmingham to start things off and meet our monitoring officer on the 1st July. The project will now run for 18 months up to the end of 2017, by the end of which we'll have designed new algorithms, developed new software, exposed new data sources, integrated between systems, researched user needs, created mobile Apps, designed business models, and run trials with real users.
We'll have to wait to know whether we've been successful, but plenty to get on with...