Join us in celebrating how geospatial innovation is shaping the world around us now and delivering sustainable development for the future. The second edition of our innovation awards are looking for innovative applicants worldwide who are paving the way in innovating in the geospatial industry.

Entries will be open until 30 May 2024, with the awards ceremony taking place in person and online on Thursday 13 June, 2024.

Award Categories


Cities of the future

Showcasing the solutions that help build the cities and communities of tomorrow

Nature and Environment

Rewarding development that helps preserve and protect the environment around us.

Protection of life

Highlighting solutions which help protect the safety and security of people, communities and countries.

Contribution to Diversity

Recognising efforts in broadening diversity in the geospatial innovation sector.

Frequently asked questions

Got a question about the awards? See if it’s answered below.
If not get in touch with us at awards@geovation.uk

Who can apply?
We’re looking for startups as well as larger companies working on specific projects in the geospatial industry to apply to one of more of our categories. The awards are international, so you can apply from anywhere in the world. You can nominate yourself, your company or someone you think deserves to be recognised.
How much does it cost?
It is free to apply and to attend the Awards.
Where is the ceremony hosted?
The Awards ceremony will be hosted in person in a central London venue, and will also be livestreamed online if you are unable to attend in person.
Do I need to attend the ceremony to be in with a chance of winning?
No! We appreciate that not everyone can make a live event in London, so winning is not dependent on attendance. Our winners will be selected on the merit of their submission.

Judging criteria

All of the awards will be based around achieving UN SDGs. Looking for the following:

  • Innovative use of geospatial data to solve challenges
  • How you use technology to deliver your idea
  • Genuinely innovative ideas and solutions
  • How you use partners, collaboration and open innovation to achieve your goals.

Please see the terms and conditions for entering the awards below.

Our Judges

Our judges come from across the geospatial sector. We’re delighted that they have agreed to take part in selecting our winners.

Check back soon to find about more about the experts helping us in 2024.

Application questions

Along with asking you to supply the name, contact details and profile information about the company or individual nominated, you will be asked the following questions which will form the basis for judging:

  • Provide an executive summary of the company, project or individual nominated (1000 characters)
  • Provide a short summary that we can share publicly in you are shortlisted (300 characters)
  • What is the biggest impact the solution / individual has made in the last 12 months and why (1000 characters)
  • What is innovative about your solution, project or individual? (1000 characters)
  • How has the solution/individual made innovative use of geospatial data to solve challenges (1000 characters)
  • How does the solution / individual remove barriers to inclusion and ensure equal access for all, and what positive impact can you demonstrate as a result (1000 characters)
  • How does the solution/project/individual use partners, collaboration and principles of open innovation to achieve success? (1000 characters)

The awards are free to enter and will be judged by an independent judging panel composed of experts from the Geospatial Industry. The awards celebration will be taking place on the 15th June 2023.

Applications are now closed.

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