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FloodMap Live wins commercialisation award

Previsico’s FloodMap Live technology has won the ‘Commercial Potential’ award at Loughborough University’s bi-annual Enterprise Awards during a ceremony at LUSEP, the University’s Science and Enterprise Park.

Drawing on almost 20 years’ research, FloodMap Live uses a combination of innovations to deliver accurate, real-time flood nowcasts and forecasts as well as street-level impact analytics. Leicestershire’s Local Resilience Forum, which is chaired by Chief Constable, has been a strong supporter of the innovation since it’s inception. Speaking after the award ceremony, Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM said: “This award winning project started with an exploratory chat about flooding in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland! To see it become such a useful, lifesaving system is amazing. The team have worked hard to make this work and not been afraid to test it in real exercises with emergency services and partners here first. Applied worldwide, FloodMap Live can save lives and livelihoods.”

Close collaboration with high-profile stakeholders – including the Cabinet Office, Environment Agency and Met Office – has facilitated successful pilots of FloodMap Live in four UK cities, with further trials planned for many more cities nationally and internationally. To find out how FloodMap Live can help you reduce your losses to flooding please contact COO Avinoam at