Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

The Nature of Business

To transform a large traditional industrial estate which sits adjacent to the new Mersey Gateway Bridge into a cleaner, greener model that other industrial estates could replicate. There is a disconnect currently between the industry on the estate and the wonderful green spaces surrounding it - the estate is on the edge of the Mersey Estuary which is a designated area for its wetland value. Our proposal is to connect ...more »

Submitted by (@sstephyd)

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33 votes

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Creating a digital high street to boost each local economy

Bringing the local high street together online so businesses can be discovered locally by sharing daily offers, events and services with consumers. All businesses can create a free profile with the opportunity to share a daily “promotional” message to help keep customers interested, this message could be an exclusive offer or deal for that day or the promotion of an upcoming event, a new announcement, new menus, new ...more »

Submitted by (@dave007)

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25 votes

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Be Plastic Clever; because anything else is just stupid, right?

The smart thing about the Be Plastic Clever initiative is that, like all good ideas, it’s really simple: local people (individuals, families, kids) working with local establishments (businesses, cafes, festivals and schools) to reduce their use of unnecessary single-use plastic items. Simply provide an easy-to-implement framework and some ready-made free-to-download online resources that can work at any scale (criteria, ...more »

Submitted by (@tmeeky)

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21 votes

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Simpli.info Granular info on communities, culture and commerce

The vision for Simpli.info is to be the primary provider of totally detailed granular interactive information systems to every village, town, city and region worldwide. For the UK, for example, all town and regional systems will link into just one national database to provide the absolute totality of commercial and community information currently not available anywhere today. Increased economic benefits and opportunities ...more »

Submitted by (@mikepillips200)

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9 votes

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Using Technology to divert work to remote locations in the uk

Identify the talent that is available in remote and rural locations in the uk and where there are skills such as accountancy, payroll, HR and legal advice etc that Government bodies currently locate in an expensive cities such as London where there are skill shortages. Move the work to less expensive rural or home working locations using technology and high quality broadband. Utilising the skills of those who cannot ...more »

Submitted by (@ruth00)

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6 votes

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Canal Collective - waste to value processing of organic wastes

Our central London venture aims to transform untapped toilet and organic waste streams which are currently disposed of into valuable products and resources. Our service involving mobile collection and processing of these unrecognised resources begins on the canals and waterways of Central London. A large influx of boaters who live in barges on these waterways lack access to adequate disposal facilities, serves as our ...more »

Submitted by (@evemackinnon7)

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5 votes

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Wood Resources

There are a lot of small and private woodlands which when cut produce timber that is not viable to sell on commercial basis so is used as firewood or just left to rot, often the wood is good quality such as cherry, ash, beech etc. There are also a lot of craft makers who are looking for small quantities of wood for turning, carving, furniture making etc. but cannot source the materials especially when they are urban ...more »

Submitted by (@andrewsage)

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4 votes

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The Happy Crocodile

The concepts of the “Walking School bus”, “Park and Stride” and car-pooling are well understood. We will combine these concepts in an innovative and community-focused service that includes those for whom driving to school is a necessity rather than a choice. The Happy Crocodile is a service that allows schools and parents to plan, create and manage walking school bus routes that provide exercise and fun for primary school ...more »

Submitted by (@anne.brammall)

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4 votes

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FoodSpot- an online platform for sharing land and growing food

FoodSpot is a visionary community platform that transforms city centers into hubs of sustainable and local food production. Via our platform we connect three urban users: (1) growers: people who want to find space to grow food, (2) sharers: businesses or individuals with available space where food can be grown, and (3) experts: those who can provide technical assistance with urban farming or space development. We do ...more »

Submitted by (@foodspot)

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4 votes

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Citizen Planner: Gamifying the housing system

The game that gives citizens the key to the city, enabling new and community-driven ideas for city-space based on real life planning data. This tool will help citizens understand what can be done in practice, while giving professionals and decision-makers the ability to assess public acceptance of proposals. The map, following on from wherewouldyoubuild.com, would visualise development opportunities using data on existing ...more »

Submitted by (@wherewouldyoubuild)

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4 votes

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WareHAUS

Out of town semi industrial and logistic estates could be revitalised with an ingenious scheme whereby key workers would live within easy to assemble pod type homes situated ‘within’ empty industrial units that are not leased. The landlord would assign units across to a 3rd party not for profit ‘enablement co’. Modular homes would be kit assembled inside each warehouse, max 2 bedrooms, they are kitted out with the key ...more »

Submitted by (@simonvelocity3)

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3 votes

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OpenLitterMap.com - A Citizen Science Litter Mapping Game

OpenLitterMap.com is a web based Citizen Science litter mapping game with blockchain rewards. By mapping and opening up data on litter, users can get paid in Littercoin, a digital asset which can be used to pay anyone who will accept Littercoin.

 

All data from openlittermap is mapped by space, time and behaviour, and free and open for anyone to download and re-use for any purpose.

Submitted by (@openlittermap)

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3 votes