OS is opening a new Geospatial Innovation Hub in London, intended to be a centre of collaboration and inspiration in the UK geospatial industry.
Through the challenges held here at GeoVation, OS has awarded almost £650,000 to 28 new ventures, and the Innovation Hub will build on this work.
‘One of the biggest challenges facing the geospatial industry and all those operating in it is: Innovating. As a major industry body there is a responsibility, and an opportunity, for Ordnance Survey to support the geospatial industry and take it forward with this Innovation Hub.
To increase the relevance of our industry we need to expose ourselves to new thinking, to undertake thought leadership and share this in a way that as an industry we lift our gaze. The Hub will enable OS and its partners to work collaboratively with fringe industries, new media, digital and emerging technologies. Our industry is changing. How data is accessed is changing. How data is captured is changing. The industry must respond to these developments and organisations must evolve. It is a competitive environment and organisations that remain static risk stagnating and the danger of being displaced by the new and those evolving.’ — Cathrine Armour, Innovation Hub Programme Manager
The Ordnance Survey Innovation Hub will be located on the fringes of London’s knowledge quarter in Clerkenwell, at 1 Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0BE.