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proptech

22
Sep
2020
1

Building Passport – the story so far

As a cohort member of the Geovation Accelerator Programme, founder and CEO of Building Passport Rupert Parker explains how he has used OS data to support his PropTech start-up…

Building Passport website screenshot.In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion around the suitability of today’s systems and methods for preventing and reducing incidents relating to fire in our built environment.

Three years have passed since the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 and we are on the verge of legislative change to avoid similar events happening in the future. This will revolutionise the status quo of building ownership and operation.

I founded Building Passport Limited to facilitate this transformation, whilst basing the business on the ultimate vision of creating a safer built environment. Read More

15
Sep
2020
6

PropTech start-up using OS data to re-imagine buying property online

As co-founder of property.xyz, Robert Jones has been investing in property for more than 15 years and creating data led content with Property Investments UK for over 8 years. As a member of Geovation, Robert explains how his company has been utilising OS data with the aim of building the world’s most intelligent property platform…

Carly Florina, ex-CEO of Hewlett Packard once said, “the goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight”, and she couldn’t be more right.

Because while collectively we are gathering data at a greater scale than ever before, the usefulness of it all remains largely elusive.

As such, lying before us, at the beginning of the data revolution, are vistas of untapped potential. Companies possessing a vision of how to transform the information at our disposal into something useful find themselves empowered to make a meaningful difference in their respective industries like never before.

As a portal made for property investors by property investors, our mission at property.xyz is to build the world’s most intelligent property platform. Read More

27
Sep
2018
3

Three years of Geovation

Following the success of our Geovation Challenges, three years ago we opened the Geovation Hub in London. This decision was made to further energise innovation in the UK geospatial industry and offer proptech and geotech start-ups the best possible support through the Geovation programme.

In the three years since the hub opened, businesses that have entered the programme so far have raised £19.5m in investment funding and created 189 new jobs! For more details on the progress of Geovation, please have a read of our press release.

To celebrate this milestone, we’ll be chatting to those who have been involved in the OS initiative to find out how it has helped them grow their business. Hear from some of them below and stay tuned for further videos from this year’s intake of startups!

Find out more about Geovation.

6
Feb
2018
7

Geovation Programme looking for GeoTech and PropTech disrupters

Guest blog by Gauri Kangai, Geovation team

The Geovation Spring Programme is open for applications

At the start of 2018, Geovation was given internationally ‘award-winning’ status. The Geospatial World Form, in Hyderabad, India, awarded Geovation its ‘Geospatial Hub of the Year Award’, applauding that “Geovation has successfully connected individuals and SMEs and created opportunities, envisioned solutions and brought differentiation” to the UK geospatial economy.”

Speaking at the Geospatial World Forum 2018, CEO Nigel Clifford of Ordnance Survey said, “Geospatial technology is actually a fundamental purpose technology. Without it any economy cannot function efficiently”.

It’s fantastic to be recognised for such impact. Our work continues, and currently we are looking for a next cohort of location and property-based technology start-ups to support through our next accelerator Programme. Read More