Really helpful to find out more of what will happen at the Geovation Camp and how the Challenge application process works. It was also great to bounce ideas off other people and network with them.
The workshop schedule was great and I learned a lot!
Our 10th Geovation Challenge has launched – ‘How can we better manage underground assets in Britain?’ We’re looking for innovative ideas to help solve the problems in the underground utility space, which offer lucrative business opportunities.
To support understanding around this Challenge, to help build your confidence to enter, and to encourage collaboration among those interested in tackling this challenge area, we’re running a national tour of workshops.
Tuesday 15 November: Manchester Digital Laboratory
Wednesday 16 November: Newport, Wales – Innovation Point
Friday 18 November: Glasgow – Tontine
We kicked off the first workshop at our Geovation Hub in London last week, with a group from a wide range of backgrounds – all keen to learn more about the Geovation Challenge. We delved into what we mean by ‘innovation’ and applied the Geovation formula which we believe successful innovation depends on, building a viable solution to a real problem, and executed as a sustainable, scalable business.
Innovation = Problem x Solution x Execution
Having teamed up with leading innovation agency, Nonon, and business and service design experts from London College of Communication and Natural Flow Consultancy, we explore each of these aspects. Through the workshop we aim to give you a toolkit of preparatory resources to help you focus and elevate any idea proposition. The workshops give ample space for group discussion, questions, digging deeper into the problem areas of #whatliesbeneath, learning about current Geovation ventures, and even an opportunity for team match-making!
Whether you take part in the Geovation Challenge or not, these workshops provide valuable insight into the essentials of starting your own business and developing location-based ideas; opportunity for networking; and how you can gain support from Geovation in other ways. Winners of the Geovation Challenge win a valuable place on the Geovation Programme, the perfect funded accelerator to get your GeoTech business off the ground.
The Geovation Challenge Workshops will next be in Manchester, Newport and Glasgow. You can either attend in person, connect to our online resources, or both! Register your place here.