Geovation Challenges

Geovation runs challenges to address specific problems within communities, which may be satisfied, in part, through the use of geography. These challenges are open to entrepreneurs, developers, community groups, government organisations and individuals.
£880,000+
Awarded in funding
114
Teams participated in Bootcamps
800+
Ideas submitted during Challenges

How Our Challenges Work

Our philosophy is to study, dissect and understand the problem, bring the brightest minds together and then leverage our expertise in business, data and start ups in general. Collaboration is key to produce the best, and long lasting solutions.

Innovation = Problem x Solution x Execution

Deep Dive

Primary and
secondary research
with 360 stakeholders
to understand the
problem fully.

Call Out to Startups

Leverage our
extensive network to
get the best minds
working together.

Selection and Bootcamp

Working with selected
start-ups to refine and
challenge proposed
solutions.

Pitch and Final Selection

Support winning
solutions for
further development.

Our Latest Challenge Winners

Geovation recently ran a Diffuse Coastal Pollution Challenge with UKHO. The final Challenge pitches and winners’ event held at the Geovation hub in London, saw all 4 finalists Seaswirl, Global Trust, Satsense Solutions and UpDownstream pitch their ideas to an audience and judges. GlobalTrust and Satsense Solutions were subsequently named joint winners of the challenge for their impressive solutions!

"Winning the Geovation Challenge is a proud moment for Satsense Solutions. The recognition from Geovation, Ordnance Survey and the UK Hydrographic Office will help bring to life a valuable and sustainable solution to tackle the problems of diffuse coastal pollution."

Nikhil Pasari, from Satsense Solutions who pitched at the live event

Some of our Other Previous Challenge Winners

Upcoming Challenges

Coastal Erosion Challenge

Coastal erosion increasingly threatens the UK’s coastline with an estimated 17% of our shores being affected. Coastal Erosion poses a significant threat to coastal habitats, communities, businesses, and infrastructure, as well as further social, economic, and political implications that affect all of us.

Geovation is launching a challenge to find a sustainable solution to the problem of coastal erosion. Register your interest in being involved here.

Plastic Coastal Pollution Challenge

Plastic pollution causes significant harm to both humans and wildlife.

Every year, a staggering 12 million tonnes of plastic are poured into the ocean and 100,000 marine mammals killed by marine plastic pollution.

Geovation is launching a challenge in search for a sustainable solution to the problem of Plastic Coastal Pollution. Register your interest in being involved here.