5th March 2014

GeoVation Challenge winners’ reactions to winning at camp


Last weekend saw our GeoVation Camp finalists make their final pitches How to encourage active lifestyles in Britain. We had three successful finalists from the GeoVation Challenge, winning a share of £100,000 in innovation funding to develop their ideas. A £1,000 community prize fund, voted by the camp participants was also awarded. They are:

 Ramblers Scotland

The judging panel also invited two ideas to submit further information so that they can consider whether these should receive funding:

In the video below, you can see the reactions from the three winners on being selected to receive funding, and what they thought of the GeoVation Camp.


Sam Parton, from OpenPlay said: ‘it was a lot of hard work! The competition was tough, but you learn a lot from the process’

 Run An Empire

Aaron Oliver-Taylor, from Run An Empire commented: ‘Being selected as a winner means people support the project and gives us a lot of confidence to make it a reality!


To learn more about the GeoVation Challenge winning ventures and to hear from the successful team members, watch the video.

The next stage is for the judging panel to meet again on 26 March 2014 to confirm the winners and the funding to be awarded.