Future Cities Catapult
1 Sekforde Street


13/03/2018 - 10:00 am


13/03/2018 - 3:00 pm

Catch! is a £2m collaborative R&D project that brings together high growth SMEs, leading research centres and 5 forward thinking Local Authorities in the UK to launch a prototype, state-of-the-art real-time, crowdsourcing data service to provide transport professionals with next-generation data to solve transport problems.

Key focus areas:

  • Next generation travel data to inform decision-making for Local Authorities and transport professionals
  • Harnessing the power of crowdsourced multi-modal data to reveal travel behaviour
  • Active management of travel journeys through enhanced journey planning
  • Anonymization techniques to protect personal data

New sources of data are changing the way transport systems are designed and operated. In several countries, we have seen that this is disrupting everything from customer expectations to how local authorities make data driven strategic planning and policy decisions.

This showcase will offer you the opportunity to understand the challenges faced by Local Authorities and see how, through Catch’s highly-scalable system, travel-behaviour data can be crowdsourced, analysed and acted upon in real time. This granular, multi-modal data helps to better understand existing infrastructure use and citizen demands and deliver more accessible, timely and cost-effective services. This in turn brings economic, environmental and societal benefits to the wider community.

The Catch! consortium consists of 5 Local Authorities (Coventry City Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Leeds City Council, Newcastle City Council, Oxfordshire County Council), two universities (Consumer Data Research Centre, University of Leeds and Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow), the Transport Systems Catapult and 4 SMEs (Placr, Elgin, The Behaviouralist and lead partner TravelAI).

Agenda (subject to change):

10:00 – 10:30 – Delegate Registration

10:30 – 10:45 – Welcome, Jonathan Raper, Chief Execuitve Officer, Placr Ltd, Maxine Narburgh, Economic Development Project Manager, Ipswich Borough Council, Yolande Herbath, Programme Director, Business Innovation, Transport Systems Catapult, Karla Jakeman, Mobility Innovation Lead Infrastructure Systems, Innovate UK

10:45 – 11:05 – Keynote, Graham Hanson, ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology Division, Department for Transport

11:05 – 11:20 – Introduction to the Catch! Citizens at the City’s Heart Project, Peter Lindgren, Chief Operating Officer TravelAI, Lead Project Partner

11:30 – 12:00 – Interactive stations*

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:00 – Interactive stations*

14:00 – 14:10 – Coffee/Tea break

14:10 – 14:50 – Catch! the future

Debate about the future with speeches to kick-start the debate:

  • Jonathan Raper, Chief Execuitve Officer, Placr Ltd
  • Yolande Herbath, Programme Director Business Innovation, Transport Systems Catapult
  • Chris Lane, Head of Transport Innovation, Transport for West Midlands
  • Andreas Zachariah, Chief Executive Officer, TravelAI Ltd

14:50 – 15:00 – Closing statement

*Gain further understanding of the project. Stations include:

1) Journey Planner – features and OTP, 2) Data processing, anonymization, visualisations. 3) Local Authority pilots – Newcastle, Leeds, Ipswich, 4) Local Authority pilots – Coventry/TfWM, Oxfordshire, 5) Impact and Exploitation.

To join us, simply click here to register 

Transport Systems Catapult may be videoing and photographing the Catch! Showcase event for promotion and publicity.

If you have any queries please email

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