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Key transport players set to meet to break down the barriers of innovation

12 September 2012

Leaders and pioneers in transport innovation are set to come together to look at new and improved shared working practices.

GeoVation, the innovation network set up by Ordnance Survey, is hosting the event, supported by the Department for Transport, Ideas in Transit, Technology Strategy Board and Forum for the Future in London on September 24.

The event “Collaboration and User Innovation in Transport” will take place at the Royal Society of Arts.

Chris Parker of GeoVation, said: “We felt there would be real value from getting all the main transport players together to look at how we can work together more, and realise new user innovations.

“We are seeing rapid developments in social media technology, smartphone apps, open data, and volunteered geographic information. We need to harness our joint knowledge and resources and discuss how we can do more with less and do it sustainably.”

The aim of the event will be to consider:

  • The barriers to collaboration and user innovation in transport and how can they be overcome.
  • How can real users’ needs be identified and addressed?
  • How can open data be used effectively?
  • How can business, government, communities and academia collaborate to create real value in improving transport?
  • Collaborative consumption, creation and resourcing.
  • Creating shared value and business model innovation in transport.

These and other topics will be explored by leaders and pioneers in their field through keynote speeches, quick fire Pecha Kucha-like presentations, an exhibition, and lively, interactive discussion with a participating audience, followed by an evening networking programme.

Note to editors:

The organisations involved with this event are:

Ordnance Survey, the Ideas in Transit project, Department for Transport, Technology Strategy Board and SBRI.

Contact us

For more information:

Contact: Melanie Osborne, Corporate Communications Manager

Email: melanie.osborne@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 023­80 05 5062

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