20th January 2015

Ideas chosen to help you live in better places


Well done to all the finalists who took part in the GeoVation Camp held at Ordnance Survey head office in Southampton over the weekend. The finalists were chosen from the 43 ideas entered to our GeoVation Challenge to help people live in better places.

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It was a truly amazing and inspiring weekend, and we offered support to help the 10 invited teams develop a prototype venture and become ‘match fit to pitch’  over the weekend. Helpers included service designers, Ordnance Survey and Land Registry colleagues, help with Business Models from Richard Browndson and former GeoVation winner Peter Boyce of City Farmers.

At the end of an exciting and energetic weekend, the teams were visited by the GeoVation judging panel to discuss how their ideas were progressing; they then  pitched to the judges and audience for a slice £100,000 in innovation funding.

The audience also voted for their favourite idea to win the Community Award of £1,000.

The judges selected four Successful Finalists to be awarded funding to develop their ideas further.

Other invited teams received feedback and the judges offered advice on how they could take their ideas forward.

The next stage is for the ideas chosen to submit a venture plan and the judging panel to meet again on 18 February 2015 to confirm the amounts of funding to be awarded.

A couple tweets from GeoVation Camp

Yay! very chuffed to be selected as a successful venture at #geovationcamp thank you @OrdnanceSurvey @LandRegGov

Congratulations to the #geovationcamp winners! We’ve had a brilliant weekend ~ thank you @GeoVation @OrdnanceSurvey #openinnovation