With less than 3 weeks to go until GeoVation Camp, we can now announce the finalists who have confirmed their attendance.
The ideas were submitted to our GeoVation Challenge to look for ways that British business could improve their environmental performance using Ordnance Survey products or services in the solution.
Unfortunately some teams we invited were unable to make the weekend of 21 -23 June, so we’ve been able to invite some teams from our reserve list. Places at camp have been limited to 10 teams this year, so that there will be more time to help develop ideas to into prototyped ventures and to work on pitches for funding.
The confirmed finalists are listed below – or you can find out more about the ideas by clicking on the links in our OS OpenSpace map.
- Creating an Energy Democracy: The Wasted Energy Network – This was the top voted idea on the GeoVation Challenge. The idea a platform for encouraging inter-business recycling, triggering waste based economies and identifying areas of opportunity for sustainable waste management and energy generation systems.
- RecycleLink The idea is to bring waste producers and processors together using a centralised trading platform that will facilitate collaboration and therefore reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
- Which renewable energy scheme is right for you? This idea is based around finding out whether a particular business is suitable for different renewable energy schemes and will show the buildings that are suitable using OS OpenData
- Get on my land which aims to facilitate a peer to peer network to provide potential agriculturists with the information, support and practical opportunities they need to get started.
- Mapping Soil Carbon to Improve Environmental Performance The idea is to use Ordnance Survey mapping technology and soil sampling techniques to create a carbon map of the United Kingdom’s agricultural soil to use as the basis for a carbon offset trading s
- How to reduce costs and make money by separating your waste. Cleanly separated recyclable materials without contaminants are greatly sought after by reprocessing and manufacturing companies. This idea achieves this ‘early separation’ with the vessel which the public, businesses and organisations use and the reprocessing industry will benefit from good quality recycling materials and in turn revenue.cheme.
- The ‘Green’ Contest. Novel visualisation of environmental impact indicators such as energy usage overlaid onto Ordnance Survey maps will surface information, allowing consumers to view in a spatial context, the ‘environmental performance’ of businesses and businesses to view how they fare against their competitors and be incentivised to reduce their environmental impact through competition.
- Streetkleen Bio Project a practical, innovative solution based around the anaerobic digestion of dog waste to create usable energy (methane). It will provide the impetus to demonstrate why we should divert dog waste from landfill and transform it into usable energy.
- Business OwlUsing a range of geographic, building, and energy information, this project will identify potential energy saving actions for businesses and provide targeted advice using national schemes, local expertise networks, and existing in situ examples. Environmental support groups and community users will also be able to add data to help engage and support businesses..
- Crafting Together An idea to enable businesses to recycle their computer equipment for use in schools to encourage learning about sustainability through Minecraft.
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At the end of the fun and intense weekend, the teams will pitch their idea to the judging panel and assembled audience and successful finalists will be selected to receive a slice of £100,000 innovation funding to develop and launch their ideas. Participants at camp will also be able to vote for their favourite idea to receive the £1,000 Community Award prize.