12th June 2017

Meet our new GeoTech startups


Meet the four GeoTech start-ups with new technologies and new thinking that have been specially selected as the newest additions to Ordnance Survey’s corporate accelerator, the Geovation Programme.  In less than two years since opening its doors, Geovation has welcomed some of the UK’s leading geospatial startups onto the Programme, from app makers improving the public’s fitness and access to sports facilities to big-data platforms revolutionising drone risk and insurance.

The Geovation Hub

Prime location: The Geovation Hub is based in Clerkenwell, a short walk away from tech-city


The latest intake to the programme are also keen to make their mark:





The Geovation Programme provides up to £20,000 of grant support, on the expectation that participants dedicate a minimum of 20 hours a week working on their project. In addition to funding, the Geovation Programme provides a full curriculum of innovation modules to help participants develop their ideas. Whether they need access to experts from Ordnance Survey and the wider geospatial industry, business mentors to help make their proposals bullet proof, or senior developers who can help them build Minimum Viable Products to attract investors and early adopters alike, Geovation is there to support them.

Head of Geovation, Alex Wrottesley, says: “The Geovation Programme offers a valuable launch pad for new Geo-Tech businesses. We’re unusual in that we provide both funding, space and data, as well as access to experienced technical development capacity. It gives me a great pleasure to welcome these exciting businesses. We look forward to working closely with them over the coming months.”

Applications for the next intake of the Programme will open in July 2017. Watch this space for updates.