22nd November 2012

Neighbourhood innovation winner passes it on

Viv Alexander

Last week  Global Entrepreneurship Week was based on a theme of ‘Pass it On’.  One of the entrepreneurs they featured was innovation winner, Ed Dowding, founder of  Sustaination who was awarded £25,000 in development funding from Ordnance Survey  in our ‘How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain?’ GeoVation Challenge.

Ed is featured in a video, which you can watch below, passing on his ‘making the leap’ tips and talking about Sustaination, a food trade network that provides real time business information and uses web technologies to make it easier for food enterprises to connect up and trade from farm to fork.

Ed advises ‘Get going [with your idea] straight away, humanity has never faced a bigger series of challenges…  the opportunity, the ability to execute on an idea has never been greater… it’s too important to waste time’.

Sustaination was awarded funding at our GeoVation Showcase in June to develop a website and app that will use Ordnance Survey data products in the implementation of the idea, something we look forward to telling you more about on the blog as this takes shape.