Software Solved secures Innovate UK funding for property survey technology

Software Solved has secured an Innovate UK grant to develop enhancements to its property survey technology, SurveyorTech. SurveyorTech Connect has received a full funding award from the government-led fast-track scheme launched in April and designed to accelerate development of innovations borne out of the coronavirus crisis.

SurveyorTech enables insurance professionals to capture comprehensive property surveys via an iPad or iPhone in either 360 degree or flat image mode. And once complete, Connect will enable full surveys to be conducted remotely without the need to travel to premises.

With new social distancing and safety measures in place, brokers, underwriters, claims and risk consultants will be better able to carry out their tasks in a timely and safe fashion.

Lindsay Lucas, managing director at Software Solved, said: “This is a very exciting project for all of us at Software Solved. The need for surveys and technical risk management support for clients is increasing but the current climate makes traditional surveys more challenging than ever.

“SurveyorTech Connect will offer users the ability to conduct detailed surveys remotely which is critical under current restrictions. Businesses are facing unprecedented challenges, looking to new ways to operate and technology is certain to play a pivotal role in the future of operations across all sectors.”

Rob Faulkner, Insurance Practice Lead at Software Solved added: “The conversations I have had with a number of brokers, insurers and claims providers shows there is a significant demand for SurveyorTech Connect as it will enable them to re-commence advisory, surveying and loss adjusting services remotely. We have a number of organisations that have agreed to join a pilot of SurveyorTech Connect and in return for their support will receive a period of free usage. We currently have a limited number of pilot spaces remaining.”

Connect funding comes from a £211 million government support package designed to drive forward business-led innovation and is part of a wider investment package of £1.25bn for innovative UK businesses.

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