28th September 2012

GeoVators collaborate in transport innovation


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link to event information

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On Monday we held our Collaboration and User Innovation in Transport event at the RSA in London.  The event,  which was supported by Ordnance Survey, the Ideas in Transit project, Department for Transport, Technology Strategy Board and SBRI, was a great success with over 70 people attending from government, universities, and organisations involved with sustainable travel and technology.

The event, which was introduced by Peter ter Haar of Ordnance Survey,  had a great line up of speakers throughout the day from Forum for the Future, Technology Strategy Board, Ito World, Arup , University of the West of England, Loughborough University and the Department for Transport and GeoVation.

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This was followed by user innovation ‘pecha kucha’ style presentations from ‘How can we improve transport in Britain? GeoVation Challenge winners, mySociety, Cyclestreets, liftshare, AccessAdvisr and Mission:Explore, as well as this year’s winner Sustaination

There was a chance to find out more about the innovators at a  speed-dating session with the GeoVation winners and the event ended with an opportunity for attendees to network further.

We are working on finalising the slides from the event and these will be available on the blog next week – so watch this space!

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Some feedback from the event:

‘Great event with plenty of opportunity to network with other delegates.’

‘An inspiring insight into the changing world of data, user collaboration and innovation in the transport space – what will the next five years hold?!’

‘The GeoVation event had a great mix of speakers, with many actionable takeaways and plenty of opportunities for networking. Many thanks to all concerned.’