And the winners are …

Well done to everyone who took part in the GeoVation Showcase yesterday at Ordnance Survey’s head office.


After an exciting day of pitching and presentations, the judging panel selected 6 winners from the ‘How can we improve transport in Britain?‘ Challenge to be awarded a share of £160 000 in seed funding (including £10 000 for best use of OS OpenData).

Mission: Explore and myPTP were awarded £36 500 each:

  • Mission:Explore, whose  idea is to encourage children and their families to get cycling through completing missions located across the National Cycle Network, also won the Community Prize of £1 000 voted for by those at the Showcase.
  • MyPTP, (Personal Transport Planner) idea for a journey planner that enables users to make informed travel choices in real-time.

Three others winners were awarded £27 000:

  • CycleStreets with their idea Crowd-sourced cycling solutions. The  funding will help them built their cycling advocacy toolkit to help groups across the country campaign for better cycling facilities.
  • My Society plan to implement their idea ‘FixMyTransport- Anywhere!‘ to encourage us all to become micro-activists when we find problems with the transport network.
  • @ccessAdvisR whose idea is for a route planner for those with limited mobility to help take the stress out of journeys.
  • London Cycle Map Campaign were awarded £6,000 in funding  for their idea of creating a colour coded Tube style map of the Capital’s cycling network.

The winners from our previous challenge  ‘How can Britain feed itself?’ were also awarded their seed funding to take their ideas forward.

  • Foodnation – Louise Campbell was awarded £10 000 funding to enable her to develop a location based web and mobile application to promote locally grown food and farms.
  • City Farmers – Helen Steer and Peter Boyce were awarded £3 500 to engage communities in local growing schemes using OS OpenData mapping.


Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who has participated in both the challenges.

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