We’re pleased to announce the latest version of the GeoVation Booklet has now been published! The booklet includes information on GeoVation Challenges and case studies on winning ideas!
The booklet has some interesting facts about GeoVation which was launched in October 2009. In that time:
- 2511 participants have registered
- 630 ideas have been submitted
- 77 teams have participated in GeoVation Camps and
- 28 winners have been awarded a share of over £637,000 in innovation funding to develop their ventures.
There’s information on all our GeoVation challenges from our first GeoVation Awards Programme in 2009; through our problem-focused challenges aimed at building local resilience. In 2010 we launched 2 challenges on how we could feed ourselves in Britain and reduce the environmental impact of transport in a sustainable way.
In 2012 we ran a challenge focused on resolving neighbourhood problems and building a sense of community, and a further challenge themed around connecting communities and visitors along the new Wales Coast Path to tie in with its launch.
In 2013 the GeoVation Challenge focused on improving environmental performance, set against the context that UK companies could save £6 billion a year if they used resources more efficiently. Our latest challenge aimed at encouraging active lifestyles and the £8 billion cost to the UK economy as a result of our inactivity.
We’ve made the booklet available online, so you can find out how you can innovate with GeoVation, the GeoVation journey, about the 28 winners Ordnance Survey has funded and the ideas they have launched or which are in development.
If you would like a copy of the GeoVation booklet sent to you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
GeoVation Challenges are open to entrepreneurs, developers, community groups, government and individuals. They are focused on finding innovative and useful ways of using geographical information, including open data and tools, to build new ventures that will generate social, economic and/ or environmental value.