12th October 2016

Geovation Challenge: National Workshops


‘How can we better manage underground assets in Britain?’

We’re looking to solve problems with underground asset management in Britain: innovation for better asset mapping, maintenance, management of stakeholder impacts, and predicting asset future. These identified problem areas which cause utility companies sleepless nights can be lucrative business opportunities, and we are inviting GeoTech entrepreneurs to take advantage and win support and funding for their ideas.

We’ve teamed up with leading innovation agency, Nonon, and business and service design experts from London College of Communication for a series of national Geovation Challenge Workshops. Kicking off the national tour at the Urban Innovation Centre in London, we’re traveling the UK looking for innovative solutions to how we can better manage our underground assets and to ensure that you walk away with the knowledge to build your idea from start to finish. 

What will you do at the workshop?

Intro: How the workshop will run, who’s in the room / networking session

Problem: Introduction to the Underground Assets Challenge. Talking key problem areas with Geovation Challenge Manager, Dr. Chris Parker / Sharing your ideas with us

Solution: Prototyping your solution using UX methodology to make a good service with Service Design Expert at London College of Communication, Alison Prendiville

Execution: How to turn your idea into a scalable and sustainable business venture using lean business model methodology with Ecological Design Consultant, Kevin Mascarenas

Showcase: Showing you real examples of Geo-Tech products our developer team helped build from start to finish

Takeaway session: Are you confident enough to enter the Challenge? Giving you all the benefits of entering and more



26 October – LONDON – Geovation Hub, EC1R 0BE

15 November – MANCHESTER – Manchester Digital Laboratory, M4 1HN

16 November – NEWPORT – Innovation Point, NP20 4NW

18 November – GLASGOW – Tontine G1 5NA

Register for a workshop.

“Design is not just how it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works”- Steve Jobs 

“Service Design is the shaping of service experiences so that they really work for people. Removing the lumps and bumps that make them frustrating, and then adding some magic to make them compelling”- Chief Design Officer, Design Council


Services make up almost 80% of UK’s GDP. Design-led companies who provide excellent customer experience outperform the S&P 500 by 43%. 

Keep updated with the Challenge timetable: Twitter  / LinkedIn