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Geovation Challenge 2017: Innovation for Greener, Smarter Cities Workshop

Event : 26 September 2017

Are you interested in how we can make our communities and cities more future-proof? Would you like to develop an idea using smart technologies, with the potential to build this into a sustainable business.

The next Geovation Challenge is looking at how we can make our communities greener and smarter. To help you understand the problems and give you a head start in entering the competition, Geovation is holding workshops around Britain – workshops that could change your life and help save the planet! No kidding!

Geovation is looking for innovative solutions to how we can solve problems to make our cities more sustainable and you’ll walk away with the toolkit knowledge to build your idea from start to finish.

Geovation will delve into the problems of improving health and wellbeing, supporting local economies, enabling sustainable living, and enhancing the natural environment. You’ll find out what they mean by ‘innovation’ and apply the Geovation formula, “Innovation = Problem x Solution x Execution”. They will explore each of these aspects, giving you a toolkit of resources to help you focus and elevate any idea proposition to build a sustainable, scalable business. Hear from innovation experts, find out about current successful Geovation ventures and, if you want, there is opportunity for team match-making.

Whether you take part in the Geovation Challenge or not, these workshops provide valuable insight into the essentials of starting and developing your business and developing location-based ideas. Winners of the Geovation Challenge will get an all-expenses paid place at the 3-day Geovation Camp and Conference in London in February 2018. This camp will equip you with the tools to build a sustainable business model and create a pitch to maximise your chance of success. There will be the opportunity to pitch for funding or a place on the Geovation Programme, the perfect funded accelerator to get your GeoTech business off the ground.

Geovation Challenge 2017: Innovation for Greener, Smarter Cities Workshop will take place on Tuesday 26th September, 10am – 3:30pm. It is being held at Exeter City Futures, Broadwalk House, Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1TS.

The Challenge will open on 4 October 2017 and is open to UK-based organisations or residents, aged 18 or over.