16th December 2011

New GeoVation challenges to launch soon


GeoVation has recently supported Kent Connect’s challenge and we are excited by the winning team behind Sunshine Bank, and their prototype “Sunshining in Kent”.

One-planet living in the current economic climate means “doing more with less, and doing it sustainably” at work, home, at play and in our neighbourhoods. With that in mind we are currently working with a number of other organisations to develop and launch our next two GeoVation challenges, which we are really excited about. We shall be launching these early in the new year so watch this space and @Geovation for further news.PowWow Group - RGS

We recently held a GeoVation PowWow event for one of the new challenges at the Royal Geographical Society, London. GeoVation PowWow’s are workshops that unpack meaty problems / unmet needs around a particular challenge by bringing together a unique mix of participants. These problems are then synthesised into themes and supported with insights providing great opportunities to innovate. GeoVators responding to a particular challenge will have access to the PowWow output to help ensure that the ideas they are posting address a real, identified problems / unmet needs.

PowWow participants kindly joined us from Barking and Dagenham Council, Business in the Community, Cabinet Office, Design Council,  Kent County Council, NESTA, Nonon, Ordnance Survey, Social Reporter, University of the Arts, and UnLtd.