GeoVation is Ordnance Survey’s open innovation programme that challenges communities to generate innovative ideas to solve problems, using geography, against a specified challenge. These challenges are open to entrepreneurs, developers, community groups, government and individuals.
The challenges have focused on building local resilience within communities and real problems that require collaboration and innovative thinking across all sectors of the economy.
The Challenge process encourages the use of ‘open data’ and other data, products and services, in the development of new ventures that will generate social, economic and environmental value.
We are working with Land Registry to launch the next GeoVation Challenge in September 2014. The challenge will focus on improving community resilience with regard to long-standing housing issues. We will invite ideas that provide solutions to well identified problem statements to be submitted online.
After the closing date finalists will be selected to develop their ideas at a weekend GeoVation Camp. At the end of this camp successful ideas will be selected to receive seed funding subject to completion of a satisfactory venture plan. The judges will meet to review the venture plans and confirm winners.
For more information on GeoVation and other challenges, visit our website.