We Are Geovation

Backed by years of industry experience and a network that reaches far and wide, we are a community of location-data and proptech collaborators looking to make positive change happen.

Since its inception in 2009 Geovation has become a leading proponent of the value of open innovation in the public sector. After opening its first space in summer 2015, Geovation has grown to support a community of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, developers, academics, students and corporate innovators.

Our accelerators provide startups up to £20,000 in grant funding, access to data, experienced product development capabilities, geospatial expertise from Ordnance Survey and land and property insight from HM Land Registry, as well as business mentorship and coaching to help prepare for presenting to investors from the wider team and our partners.

Our Offer

You could be a developer wanting to delve into data, an innovator desperate to grow an idea or an entrepreneur with world-changing ambition. You might have an idea for your own personal project or be an SME or corporate organisation looking to get more involved in property or location innovation. Book a desk, network with peers, seek help from our tech team or talk to industry experts at our events. Whatever you need, we’re here to help you succeed.

World-class workspace

Complimentary refreshments, WiFi, printing, bike storage and showers in the heart of London’s startup community.

Access location and property data

Get help accessing and implementing the latest data products and APIs from Ordnance Survey, HM Land Registry and other public bodies.

Become a part of the community

Attend events and meetups, learn from expert speakers, share stories, ask questions and get help and support from your peers.

Our Team

Jonathan Lewis

Technical Lead

Lewis leads the Technical team at Geovation, he has a wealth of experience in building complex scalable geospatial solutions to solve business needs. He love’s a good map and anything related to data. Lewis has a background in maritime navigational systems.

Chris Parker

Co-Founder and Stakeholder Manager

A geographer, never happier than when bringing people and organisations together to generate sustainable propositions to common problems, collaboratively, for positive impact, locally to globally.  

Luke Hampson

Partnership & Outreach Manager

Luke manages partnerships for Geovation, including our network of Partner Hubs. Passionate about working collaboratively to achieve outcomes that have a positive impact, Luke also raises awareness and interest in Geovation, by delivering outreach activity, that results in our community growing.

Nourin Abdal

Community Manager

Nourin looks after and is the first point of contact for all Hub Members. She also looks after the Geovation Community, deals with the office finance, and provides administrative and operational support to the hub, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Isabel Ulitzsch

Events Manager

Isabel organises industry-leading events that inspire our diverse community of start-ups, experts and individuals. She also runs the meeting rooms and events facilities in the Geovation Hub, and liaises with third party stakeholders, to facilitate open innovation and impactful connections.

Valentina Podda

Accelerator Programme Manager

Valentina is from a startup background and manages all aspects of the Accelerator programme. Before joining Geovation she worked at the Open Data Institute and ran her own startup. She has a background in Psychology and Computer Science.

Carly Morris

Head of Geovation

Carly leads the Geovation team and works on making Geovation the best possible place to launch your start-up or solve your problems using location data.

Millie Smith

Marketing Executive

Millie covers all the marketing for Geovation, creating content to showcase our start-ups successes through our social media channels, email marketing and website!

Isabelle Chatel de Brancion

Commercial Delivery Lead

Isabelle is a seasoned RIBA architect and MBA, turned impact tech entrepreneur. She leads the Ops team (accelerator, marketing, events and community) and focusses on developing and delivering the best customer experience as well as new opportunities.

Wayne Newton

Business Development Executive

Wayne is the Business Development Executive in the Commercial team at Geovation. He is responsible for developing and running innovation challenges and has a keen interest in the environment and the impacts of climate change and pollution. He has a passion for mapping and has achieved a BSC and MSC in Geographical Information Systems.

Meet the whole team

How We Work

Our London office

Our office is located on the fourth floor of Sutton Yard on Goswell Road. Sutton Yard embraces the future while remaining in tune with the area’s industrial past.

Expansive, open-plan and light-filled spaces create the perfect canvas for modern working, fresh thinking and creativity. We look forward to welcoming members to our new home where we continue to provide a space for location-based innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups to thrive.

"The Geovation community has been always willing to help and assist in whatever way they can. Also, the diverse community helps in getting assistance in different aspects of the business in one place"

Ishan, VIP World Services