Have an idea?
Make it a reality.


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 social, environmental and economic issues using location data. Innovators and collaborators: get involved.



Meet the team

Alex, Head of Geovation

Alex, Head of Geovation

Alex helps entrepreneurs and innovators create, build and grow new ventures using location data. Nothing makes him happier than a whiteboard crammed with ideas. Alex runs the Hub and leads the Programme.

Chris, Challenge Manager

Chris, Challenge Manager

Through collaboration and open innovation, Chris enables and delivers change across organisations at home and overseas. He's motivated by the power in individuals using geography, in design thinking and technology in achieving scalable changes.

Sebastian, Lead Engineer

Sebastian, Lead Engineer

A natural born geek, Seb started programming before he even had a computer. He's passionate about start-ups, lean principles and building agile teams. With over 20 years of professional experience, Seb loves helping start-ups to build their MVPs using a pragmatically frugal approach.

Chris, UX/UI Designer

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, 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, 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, Senior Software Engineer

James works with start-ups to help them deliver their minimum viable products. 

James, Innovation Developer

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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, Geovation Challenge Producer

Viv manages the logistics of the Challenge and provides ongoing support for the wider Geovation community.

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