Showcase Your Geospatial Impact at the 2024 Geovation Awards

Are you revolutionising the world with geospatial innovation? Does your project hold the power to heal the planet, empower communities, or spark ground-breaking discoveries? Then step into the spotlight and join the movement shaping our future.

Applications are now closed.

For visionaries, this is more than just an award. It’s a launchpad. Take centre stage alongside fellow game-changers in the geospatial industry and gain global recognition for your impactful work.

Applications closed


Judging closed


Awards ceremony

12th of June 2024


Our 2024 Award Categories

Cities of the future

The Geovation Awards’ Cities of the Future category seeks transformative geospatial solutions that empower cities to become models of environmental, social, and economic sustainability to help build the cities and communities of tomorrow.

Nature and Environment

The Nature and Environment award celebrates geospatial innovators tackling climate change, protecting biodiversity, and fostering a thriving planet. It will reward developments that helps preserve and protect the environment around us.

Protection of life

The protection of life category Geovation honours geospatial projects protecting lives through disaster resilience, public safety, social justice, and food security innovations. This award highlights solutions which help protect the safety and security of people, communities and countries.

Contribution to diversity

This Geovation Award recognises champions of diversity who are breaking barriers, fostering inclusion, and empowering underrepresented voices in the geospatial innovation sector.

Scottish geospatial technology

This category celebrates Scottish ingenuity, showcasing projects that leverage geospatial solutions and tech innovations for outstanding results.

We are thrilled to partner with our very own Geovation Scotland, fostering a vibrant tech ecosystem in Scotland. Together, this award aims to recognise trailblazers who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

This category is sponsored by Geovation Scotland.


Showcasing global innovation, the Geovation Awards 2024 has received a remarkable number of applications this year, highlighting a diverse range of ground breaking ideas across all categories.

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Submissions from applicants

27

Different countries represented

Our 2024 Judges

Our 2024 Geovation Awards judging panel will yet again bring together a world-renowned assembly of experts from across the geospatial landscape. These esteemed individuals, representing diverse leadership roles and ground-breaking research endeavours, are united by their commitment to innovation and its capacity to transform our planet.

Judging criteria

All of the awards will be based around achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals. 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
  • The impact of the proposal or project

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

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.
Can I enter more than one category?
Yes! You can enter as many as you like, simply complete one application form for each entry you want to submit.
Where is the ceremony hosted?
The Awards ceremony will be hosted at 1 Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA, 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.

Looking back at last year’s success

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Attendees both live and online for the awards ceremony

91

High quality applicants made it through to the judging stages

26+

Countries were represented amongst the applications received

24

Expert judges across all four categories scored the applications

Judged by the best

The 2023 Geovation Awards judging panel was a global tapestry of expertise, woven from the threads of industry, academia, government and the NGO sector. Each judge, a recognised leader in their field, brought a unique perspective to the selection process, ensuring a rigorous and insightful evaluation of every project received.

To be recognised by this esteemed panel was a testament to the exceptional innovation potential of the winning projects, setting a high bar for future awards.

This category has been a delight to judge as the passion for advocating geospatial data shone through all nominations. I was genuinely impressed by the breadth of nominations both in terms of diversity and applications to real life problems. All deserve recognition!
Olive Powell, Head of Geography & Geospatial at the Office for National Statistics
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2023 Awards Recap

Find out more about last year’s event, discover who won, and the judges who helped make the awards a success.

How the awards work

Ready to shine? Explore the application steps and judging benchmarks to discover if your project belongs on the Geovation stage this year.

The Application Process

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

  • Provide an executive summary of the company or project nominated (1000 characters)
  • Provide a short summary that we can share publicly if you are shortlisted (300 characters)
  • What is the biggest impact the project has made in the last 12 months and why (1000 characters)
  • What is innovative about your solution or project? (1000 characters)
  • How has the solution/individual made innovative use of geospatial data to solve challenges (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 12th June 2024.


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