COULD YOUR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORM A BILLION JOURNEYS?
Over a billion journeys are enabled by Go-ahead trains and buses every year. As one of the UK’s leading public transport providers, we’re passionate about delivering a great experience for our passengers – and we’re on the hunt for innovative businesses to help us get there. Could you be one of them? Huckletree West, London, will be the home of our program and will be the heart of our vision to improve customer experience through transport innovation.
An eight-week scale-up accelerator programme focused on helping you scale your company with Go-Ahead and our partners. You’ll receive mentoring from industry leaders, access to Go-ahead data, insights from industry experts and the opportunity to network with Go-Ahead leaders and partners. You’ll get under the hood of the UK’s leading public transport provider and gain deep insights into the opportunities and challenges within the bus and rail industry.
“The Billion Journey Project is the next level of Innovation in the Transport Sector, linking Bus and Rail for the first time with the ability to positively impact one billion passenger journeys , this is not only exciting for Go-Ahead Group but represents a truly unique and exciting opportunity for any business scale up.”Ian McLarenCFO - Govia Thameslink Railway
“This is a fantastic and unique opportunity for scale-ups looking to break into the Rail and Bus sector to learn from us and for us to learn from them - all for the benefit of passengers.”David GornallGovia Thameslink Railway
“We can't wait to get started on tackling issues that our customers face, and using cutting-edge technology to help solve them.”Imran AnwarInnovation Team - Govia Thameslink Railway
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The Companies In Cohort One
CommuterClub is a UK-based financial services company backed by British tennis player Andy Murray that retails and provides loans for annual season tickets, allowing commuters to pay for them in monthly instalments. CommuterClub was founded in 2013 by Petko Plachkov and Imran Gulamhuseinwala. Imran was honoured for his work in the FinTech industry in January 2017 in the Queen's Honour list with an OBE. As of 2016 CommuterClub had over 10,000 customers and £20mn of loans to date.
At TravelAi we bring the consumer into the mobility conversation. Our tools generate unique insights into how people use transport infrastructure, be it private or public modes of transport, foot or mechanised. These insights capture seasonality differences, travel patterns, mode splits, predictability and behaviour shift opportunities beyond the usual transport silos. TravelAi is a software and context-sensing platform for transport/mobility use cases. Designed to solve real world problems and delivered by way of smartphone apps. Our software runs 24/7 in the background studying speed, location and pattern of movement to automatically determine the user’s route and method of transport.
Airportr is an app enabled digital service platform for airlines, which allows passengers bags to be checked-in from their doorsteps, so they can travel to and through the airport without baggage, next seeing it in destination. We’re helping airports and airlines manage their capacity, expand without building more infrastructure and encouraging public transport utilization, with improved mobility. Our vision is for a smarter, world-class, connected transport system where over 50 million passengers who travel to or from London airports by car or taxi, are presented with a better solution. Having bags checked-in all over the city, and travelling to the airport by rail, unlocks large scale modal shift and reducing congestion on these arteries that connect our city and airports.
Sheprd is modernizing the School Bus by making it safer, more efficient, more enjoyable, and more convenient. Our technology matches kids with others going the same way and our dedicated drivers (background checked, pediatric first-aid certified, 7D licensed) provide transportation in our fleet of safe, fully-insured and licensed Land Rover SUVs (seatbelts, airbags, AWD)
The Business Intelligence Platform for Urban Bus Networks. CitySwifter uses Big Data & Predictive Analytics to Optimise Urban Bus Networks. Our technology creates a supply and demand equilibrium, generates accurate capacity predictions and optimises vehicle requirements. This solution then generates measurable improvements in efficiency and reduces the costs associated with providing the highest quality public transport service in Large Cities. Proudly supported by the Wayra UK, Telefonica, Enterprise Ireland & DCU Ryan Academy.
Zeelo, the on-demand coach service, is on a mission to reinvent inter-urban transport. Whether you are travelling to see your favourite sports team, music festival or looking for a more convenient way to commute, Zeelo uses its unique AI-powered algorithm to connect like-minded people with direct and hassle-free and coach services based on consumer demand.
Ticketless is the modern passenger, journey and payment solution for modern transport operators. Combine the benefits of account-based travel with a frictionless experience for your passengers – all for a fraction of the cost of current ticketing solutions. The Ticketless app is an all-in-one solution for ticketing, journey planning and real-time travel information. Built natively for Android, iOS and web by the team behind the the critically acclaimed Bus Checker suite
Hygiene Pro Clean
Hygiene Pro Clean offers a complete turnkey solution providing services to rail and almost any industry, whether it is specialist cleaning, infection control or decontamination. We can be part of your business or provide a business solution in equipment, chemical treatments, training and developing company protocols to meet your specific requirements.
Bontouch is an award-winning product innovation agency that partners with brands such as Post-it® and Coca-Cola to create unique and transformative digital customer experiences. With its 80+ designers and engineers, Bontouch serves clients in North America, Europe and Asia from three studios in New York, London, and Stockholm. Today, the products that Bontouch helps create are used by more than 50 million people in 196 countries.
Realtimeknowledge.com is an award winning workflow & task management company. Allowing you to go paperless, Build reports, checks and inspections quickly and easily with our workflow designer. Publish so your teams can start getting realtime results straight away. It's Easy, flexible and intuitive Task & Workflow Management for individuals, teams and enterprise