Our Developer Challenge 2014 is a great platform for budding entrepreneurs. The initiative is designed for developers creating the next business idea for a product, service or application that is innovative, profitable or cost saving and uses Ordnance Survey geospatial data at its core.
We’ve teamed up with TechHub, one of the leading technology co-working communities, to award the winning ideas with desk space and annual membership to bring their ideas to fruition. The fully tailored mentorship programme uses both Ordnance Survey and TechHub’s network of experts for mentoring and guidance, as well as giving winners a chance to jump the waiting list and be given Flex membership.
Ordnance Survey produces the most detailed mapping of Great Britain and over a third of our data is free to access via OS OpenData. In addition, we have a free API called OS OpenSpace and a range of developer licences, which allow developers to experiment with our premium large-scale datasets. Many businesses today recognise the important role which location data plays and location data is already used in business for transport routing and mapping assets, as well as in gaming apps and for integration with social media; however, we believe that there are many more business opportunities to make use of the most accurate, highly-detailed and up-to-date data and we’re challenging you to unlock the potential.
We’ll provide up to four winners with the facilities needed to help them develop their idea, including a fully-tailored mentorship program by awarding annual Flex memberships at TechHub. This unique prize will allow the winners to develop their business ventures within a vibrant network of like-minded people, who are likely to have similar goals, challenges and motivations. During the year, we will continue communication with the winner and work with them to meet certain business goals.
Entries are now open and will be accepted until midday on 28 February 2014; winners will then be shortlisted and asked to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges on 28 March 2014.
For more information about the Ordnance Survey Developer Challenge 2014 and full terms and conditions, please visit www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/devchallenge