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Wednesday, 15th January 2014 - 15:00

ITS United Kingdom introduces new membership category for start-ups

ITS (UK), the association for all who work in the Intelligent Transport Systems sector in the UK, has introduced a new membership category to support ITS start-up companies.  The new category offers membership at a third of the cost of standard Membership, to small start-up companies which have been trading for less than two years.

The quick adoption of open data principles by the UK public sector has led to an impressive growth in small, innovative outfits using transport data to create services and products.  The restructuring of the large ITS employers during the economic downturn has also created many entrepreneurs, who have taken redundancy and decided to strike out on their own.  ITS (UK) is keen to engage with both categories of new-style ITS companies and offer them appropriate services.

Graeme Scott of IBI Group, Membership Director of ITS (UK), said “We are delighted to be able to introduce this new cost effective category of membership to support the many smaller organisations operating in our sector.  We believe that this will allow them to participate and benefit from the activities of ITS (UK), including our Interest Groups, seminars and workshops, and contribute to a stronger and more representative association.”

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For further information, please contact:

 

Jennie Martin

ITS (UK)

Tel:

+44(0)20 7709 3003
Email:
mailbox@its-uk.org.uk

 Notes to editors:

ITS UNITED KINGDOM, the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members' subscriptions, and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with ITS. We work to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom - and at the same time expand the ITS market.

The membership, over 150 UK organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, Police Forces, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions.

Members benefit from ITS United Kingdom activities including seminars, workshops and regular news dissemination. ITS United Kingdom encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology.