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Three-time L Marks alum Emu Analytics wins funding from the Geospatial Commission and Innovate UK

Emu Analytics, a London-based software company specialising in versatile geospatial data analytics and visualisation solutions, will play a key role in the drive to tackle transport challenges and support the future of mobility in the UK. 

The company is one of 28 winners of the £2 million transport location data competition launched by the Geospatial Commission and Innovate UK in December 2020. Smarter mobility solutions, underpinned by location data, will enable the Commission to make the most of transport networks, boosting capacity, reducing environmental impacts and decreasing travel times.

As a winner of the Supply Chains category, Emu will collaborate with the UK’s General Lighthouse Authority to analyse and visualise – and ultimately predict – shipping patterns through UK waters. The aim of the collaboration is to determine how the plans for the rapid expansion in offshore wind farms will influence shipping routes.

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Lord True CBE, said:

“These innovative location data winners will help the government unlock £2 billion of economic value in our transport sector to improve services, enabling the efficient delivery of new networks and transport corridors connecting people to the jobs they need, the goods and services they want, and the places they want to go.”

The Emu Analytics team has taken part in three L Marks Innovation Labs: EDF Energy Blue Lab, 2019; Hangar 51 with International Airlines Group, 2019; and United Utilities Innovation Lab, 2019/2020. 

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