MORE than £60,000 has been awarded to a technology company looking to improve the experience of commuters in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Enable iD, a software development team, is being backed to the tune of £62,675 from the Coventry and Warwickshire Innovation Programme to help tailor its ‘MyJrny’ intelligent mobility system for use in the region.
MyJrny lets organisations digitally link up a person’s travel requirements to services offered in an area – so commuters can travel as efficiently and cheaply as possible.
The investment has been supported by Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub.
Chris Thompson, chief strategy officer with Enable iD, said: “The funding is going to help us ensure the MyJrny platform works smoothly across regional transport operators by piloting it in Coventry and Warwickshire.
“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, who provided links that allowed us to consult transport operators, local businesses and the local authority, all of which are crucial to the delivery of smarter and more integrated transport systems.”
Enable iD employs 65 people and many of its software developers are graduates from the University of Warwick.
Richard Middleton, business development advisor at Coventry City Council, said he believed the company could have a big role to play as the industry grows.
He said: “I believe this company had the knowledge and passion to really play a big part in the future of intelligent mobility, which is something that is set to become a big part of our lives.
“Their plans are forward-thinking and I can see a lot of good things coming from their work.”
The Coventry and Warwickshire Innovation Programme supports local small and medium-sized enterprises to develop innovative products or services that will be new to the market, and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.