07 November 2017

Do you want to make the world a better place? To make a difference to society, the environment and the economy? Do you have an idea for a business that could:

  • improve health and wellbeing
  • support local economy
  • enable sustainable living
  • enhance the natural environment

Smart and sustainable

Geovation, Britain’s location and property data lab, has launched a new challenge to create greener, smarter communities for future generations to live in. Innovate UK and the Northumbrian Water Group are sponsors.

The challenge is open to anyone with an innovative business idea, which makes it especially suitable for start-ups. You might be an innovator wanting to make a difference or an entrepreneur looking to build a new venture. We’re interested in ideas that are scalable and can be applied across Britain – or even globally.
Winners will get an all-expenses paid place at a 3-day Geovation Camp and Conference in London in February 2018.

This camp will equip you with the tools to build a sustainable business model and create a pitch to increase your chance of success. There will also be the chance to pitch for funding or a place on the Geovation Programme to help you get your business idea off the ground.

Challenge information

Ideas should:

  • provide solutions to the challenge
  • use geographical information from Ordnance Survey
  • be likely to provide social, educational or environmental benefit
  • be innovative and not currently available
  • show potential for becoming commercially sustainable
  • make effective use of technology and good design

Applications are open, and you must apply before midday on Wednesday 29 November 2017. You can apply if you are a UK-based organisation or individual aged 18 or over.

The dates of the Geovation Camp and Conference are 14 to 16 February 2018.

Find out more about the challenge and apply online

About Geovation

Geovation is an Ordnance Survey initiative in association with HM Land Registry. The aim of Geovation is to support innovation and collaboration using location and property data. Each Geovation challenge focuses on a different issue, from water scarcity and food security to transport and energy poverty.

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