Innovate UK is looking to invest up to £7.5 million in R&D projects and feasibility studies to develop data sets which can transform local services in towns and cities.
The aim is to improve existing services, or to develop new ones by combining environmental, social or economic data with other information.
Businesses and academia will work together on a specific urban challenge in areas such as transport, health, energy, built environment, water and financial services.
The project is being co-funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.
Projects must be collaborative and business-led and include a likely end-user and a small business as consortium partners.
The deadline for feasibility studies expressions of interest is 21 January 2015 and the deadline for collaborative R&D expressions of interest is 28 January 2015.
Further information is available here