If your idea needs location information to make it work, you’ve come to the right place. Geovation is all about experimenting and developing your ideas.
Get creative and be among like-minded people. You could be a keen innovator with big plans, a developer with the know-how, an entrepreneur looking to make a difference, a data scientist with a passion to explore, or you might have a PhD under your belt.
Location is everywhere, and our mission is to expand its use in the UK’s innovation community. So we’re here to help you along your journey to success. Get on board and let’s start with your idea…
Get some space at the Hub
Spend time at our innovation lab - it's for individuals, SMEs and corporate organisations alike.
Get start-up funding
Position your idea to take off commercially, with help from our accelerator Programme.
Get ready for the Challenge
Help tackle the social, environmental or economic issues around the theme of water. Innovators and collaborators: get involved.
Meet the team
Alex: Makes things happen
I help entrepreneurs and innovators create, build and grow new ventures using location data. Nothing makes me happier than a whiteboard crammed with ideas. I run the Hub and lead the Programme.
Chris: Enables change through Challenges
Through collaboration and open innovation I enable and deliver change across organisations at home and overseas. I'm motivated by the power in individuals using geography, in design thinking and technology in achieving scalable changes.
Sebastian: Engineers cool things
A natural born geek, I started programming before I even had a computer. I'm passionate about start-ups, lean principles and building agile teams. With over 20 years of professional experience, I love helping start-ups to build their MVPs using a pragmatically frugal approach.
Chris, UX/UI Designer
Chris is a UX designer on a mission to bring usable and delightful experiences into the Geospatial world. One of his apps won an award from the British Cartographic Society, so he’s spinning that into “award winning designer."
Gauri, Associate Innovation Executive
Gauri leads insight research which drive our open innovation challenges, identifying where open, geospatial data can be used to help solve problems.
Isabel, Geovation Events Executive
Isabel organises and manages industry-leading events that inspire our diverse community of startups, experts and individuals.
James, Senior Software Engineer
James works with start-ups to help them deliver their minimum viable products.
James, Innovation Developer
James is a geo-geek developer who works with our programme members to help them build their ideas into a web-based platform.
Laura, Innovation Executive
Laura runs our accelerator programme, helps startups develop their ideas ready for market and always has her eye on new trends.
Marcel, IT Software Engineer
Marcel provides technical support to Hub Members along with the engineering team and has experience in full stack development.
Luke, Engagement Executive
Luke manages national outreach and partnership opportunities for Geovation, by working with similar innovation initiatives that are based throughout Great Britain.
Max, Senior Innovation Developer
Max is a Geographer with a focus on Geospatial Software Development. His combination of thematical knowledge and technical development skills can help you working on and implementing your ideas.
Nick, Social Media & Digital Marketing Apprentice
Nick manages Geovation's social media channels and empowers our community by keeping up-to-date with the latest geo-news.
Nourin, Hub Administrator & Member Secretary
Nourin looks after all Hub Members and provides administrative support to Geovation, ensuring everything runs smoothly.
Paul Nebel, Senior Software Engineer
Paul specialises in lean and agile development. He helps Hub members innovate at pace and achieve the goals of productivity, efficiency and delivery.
Viv, Geovation Challenge Producer
Viv manages the logistics of the Challenge and provides ongoing support for the wider Geovation community.