£60,000 grant to boost commuter experience
More than £60,000 has been awarded to a technology company looking to improve the day-to-day experience for commuters in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Enable iD, a subsidiary of software development team Enable International based in Stratford-upon-Avon, has been handed £62,675 by the Coventry and Warwickshire Innovation Programme to help tailor its ‘MyJrny’ intelligent mobility system for regional deployment.
MyJrny enables organisations to digitally link up a person’s travel requirements to services offered in an area so a person can get from A to B in the most efficient and cheap way.
“The funding is going to help us ensure the MyJrny platform works smoothly across regional transport operators by piloting it in Coventry and Warwickshire,” said Enable iD's chief strategy officer Chris Thompson.
"We are focusing on really making the travel experience for people living in the region as enjoyable, affordable and efficient as possible.
"It was great to work with the Growth Hub on this, not just for the funding, which is obviously welcomed, but for the links it has allowed us to make with transport operators, local businesses and the local authority, all of which are crucial to the delivery of smarter and more integrated transport systems."
The company, which currently employs 65 people, expects to grow to more than 100 employees by 2020.
Phil Peak, senior account manager at the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub, said: "We are delighted to have helped Enable iD with their aim to pilot a project that could have huge positive consequences for people in Coventry and Warwickshire, as well as the rest of the country in the future.
"This project is a great example of the positive impact that targeted support from the Coventry & Warwickshire Innovation Programme can stimulate."