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 »
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 »
Innovate UK and the Northumbrian Water Group are backing and sponsoring the challenge. They will also be assisting the team of experts on an intensive 3-day all-expenses paid Camp and Conferenc
I would like to create a national database of support services. This would be an expansion of the databases that individual local authorities currently have - except service providers can request to have their own organisation details added to this database. Also, this is a national database. The requirement for new services would be that they are set up to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The database would ...more »
Community workshop for residents and visitors to make their own organic cider from local apples.
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 »
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 »
The project concept is to bring nature and green environments to areas where normally there is limited access to them. The portable modular green ecosystems project is a way to bring temporary greenness to sites. The concept is that self-contained modules comprising of a complete ecosystem can be placed on a site or location transforming it instantly into a green space. The self-contained modules can be just as quickly ...more »
To combat the global plastic crisis by combining mobile technology, social community and adventure and distilling it down to a very local level. Plastic pollution is the single biggest environmental catastrophe our planet is facing, completely regardless of target cohort. Fighting against the millions of tonnes of plastic that enters our oceans is no easy task, and should involve all people. Users will be able to use ...more »
Cities choke because we can't freely move around inside it because of ground floor hogging by big buildings. Yet these buildings do not need the ground floor or the first floor or the second floor because big buildings do not rest their weight on these floors. We can free them up and put buildings on steel and concrete frames and pillars and remove much of the spaces that is being hogged at ground level and give ground ...more »
Humans aren’t the only ones that need traverse cities. Both here in the UK, and worldwide, innumerable faunal species need travel about urban environments too. Some species are permanent residents, of which one example is the hedgehog. Whereas others, including a great many bird species, come and go throughout the year, their movements synced with the seasons. Others still, are sporadic, but welcome visitors that tend ...more »
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.