Data Movement is powered by the Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley and Tyne & Wear Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC). We’ve included some FAQs below, but if you have any questions please contact the team via the following email address: naomi.morrow@sunderlandsoftwarecity.com

Q: What is the purpose of Data Movement?

A: Data Movement is an initiative designed to get everyone thinking about the possibilities of data and the applications and services which can be created to serve the public. The process allows anyone; individuals, groups or companies, who a bright idea and the passion to design something the public will want to use.

Q: Can I submit multiple ideas?

A: Yes, multiple ideas are accepted.

Q: Can I charge for the app I have developed?

A: Yes, but we want the app to be free for at least 12 months. Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley will help participants explore business models including the ‘freemium’ model which we are suggesting.

Q: Will all entries by submitted to the public vote?

A: As long as your idea meets the criteria it will be added to the public vote.

Q: When will I get the £5,000 if my idea is chosen?

A: As soon as you can get your app developed and published on one of the highlighted app stores.

Q: Can I submit as part of a team?

A: Individual entries, team entries and entries from existing companies are all eligible to submit ideas.

Q: Can I use different data sets

A: All ideas must utilise at least one of the UTMC data sets however we welcome ideas that also utilise other sources of data and information.

Q: Can I amend my idea once submitted?

A: Once ideas are submitted to the public vote they cannot be amended. During the development phase ideas can be evolved.

Q: How many times can I vote for an entry?

A: One vote is allowed per individual, we reserve the right to withdraw entries if we feel that any competitor is voting for themselves multiple times to skew the result.

About UTMC

Tyne and Wear Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC) is a Partnership between the Local Authorities in Tyne and Wear and Nexus that form the North East Combined Authority (NECA). Newcastle City Council is the Lead Authority for transport.

The North East Combined Authority is a new legal body that brings together the seven councils which serve County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Our ambition is to create the best possible conditions for growth in jobs, investment and living standards, to make the North East an excellent location for business, to prioritise and deliver high quality infrastructure and to enable residents to raise their skill levels and to benefit from economic growth long into the future.

To deliver these aims we have united to speak with one voice to Government, business, investors and partners.

About the Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley

The Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley helps organisations from all sectors to understand and unlock new value from their data. This will result in businesses making efficiencies, generating revenue and developing innovations from their data, supporting the longevity and growth of the North East’s software sector and cementing the region as an internationally renowned base for data sharing innovation.

Based in Sunderland, the Digital Catapult Centre – North East & Tees Valley is a partnership led by Sunderland Software City on behalf of the North East LEP & Tees Valley Unlimited. Other key partners involved include Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Durham University, University of Sunderland and Teesside University.