Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

How can we make greener smarter communities in Britain?
(@bulbstudios)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Marvin. Eat like the locals.

Discover independent eateries, wherever you are and experience food like a local. Marvin is an online platform enabling people to discover quality, independent and often hidden eateries in bustling urban areas. Marvin acts as an intermediary between customers and local, independent eateries guiding the user to experience food like a local. Using your location, Marvin elevates independent businesses based on quality and ...more »

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3 votes
(@bulbstudios)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Neighbourhood + Eating = Neat

Neighbourhood + Eating = Neat. Bringing local communities together to source, swap and share home-grown produce. Neat addresses the global epidemic of food waste. It breaks down the misconceptions that growing produce in gardens is difficult and time-consuming. Neat will bring local communities together in a home grown network and create a sustainable living environment which improves our health and wellbeing. Neat is ...more »

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2 votes
(@prashk)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Organic Smart

Aim of this idea is to encourage people to grow and eat more sustainable local food by making organic food more accessible, available and affordable. It will also help to promote local economy which is currently dominated by supermarkets. A platform where local food producers can list their organic productions that they grow and will meet the demand placed by the consumers. It will be an interactive tool that will ...more »

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1 vote
(@bulbstudios)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Recyclopedia – taking the pain out of recycling.

Recycling of food and product packaging is a simple and widely accepted way for consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and their consumption of finite resources. Local authorities in the UK provide recycling services as part of their routine waste collection. However, there are confounding factors surrounding domestic recycling: • Not all materials are recyclable. • Packaging is often made up of various components ...more »

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3 votes
(@leobarnett)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Bags in Trees - PinPoint Maps - Crowdsource in Seconds.

The back story and new idea: So we started mapping plastic bag pollution around the world to raise awareness to single use plastics at www.bagsintrees.org & Twitter/bagsintrees. A bag in a tree seemed like the perfect symbolisation of consumerism taking over the natural world, and it’s our duty to clean up the mess. It may seem hard to reach but team work makes it possible. Things have changed. The plastic bag tax has ...more »

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(@yumarai)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Growing gardens

Some people live in buildings without access to their own gardens, some want more space, and some want to utilise their gardens but do not have the time. Sure, there are shared allotment gardens around but there’s a waiting list for that, so why not use other free green areas such as private gardens? People can be connected through our platform where individuals/groups interested in growing food can find those with ...more »

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(@jessie)

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GiveMe matches local companies to offer experience gift vouchers

GiveMe* would provide a platform for small businesses (such as community visitor centres and local cafes/restaurants) to link together to sell experience based gift vouchers. This would allow the smaller local businesses to compete with the larger chains who may already offer gift vouchers, enabling them to attract new customers. The individual companies would retain control over the ticket types they chose to offer ...more »

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(@hokinponghokinpong)

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Improving Credit Rating For Everyone

This idea is to improve credit rating of people through serving the community, hence to improve the chance of borrowing of people and empower individual to grow. Growth of economy is based on creation of wealth. In order to create wealth, the most efficient way is to create wealth through leverage. Loan is essential to wealth growth, yet many of the young generation is suffering from low credit rating hence a limitation ...more »

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(@bassajamba)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Smart City Parks in Deprived Areas

This proposal takes a smart city approach to parks in areas of deprivation. It focuses on integrating the activity of local communities within parks with wider social needs of deprived communities i.e. health and wellbeing, employment and skills training, digital inclusion activities etc. Initially concentrating on parks in Manchester, the 5th most deprived local authority, we aim to include disadvantaged communities ...more »

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1 vote
(@hugh.kippen)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Urban regeneration through renewable energy and urban farming

Key to future sustainability is addressing a range of issues around the socio-economic impact of food production and subsequent processing, distribution and consumption. Innovations in farming have devastated the countryside, large areas of single species crops, herbicides and pesticides reduce biodiversity, modern farms centralise profits and operate on a reducing workforce. Distribution networks create pollution, congestion ...more »

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(@coombshge)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Go Green

Problem: The burning of fossil fuels and the associated CO2 emissions present a large concern, both from a climate view, and from an air quality standpoint. To mitigate this, the usage of renewable resources will need to increase. Currently 29.8% of energy in the UK is being generated from renewable energy, this has increased by 4.4% from 2016. However, while there is scope to do this on a large scale, doing this for ...more »

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1 vote
(@bradclark)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Intospheres modular floating accommodation for land & water

Designed and developed by a Cornwall based designer Bradley Clark Intospheres produces versatile, modular & scalable; permanent & temporary homes & indoor spaces, which are suitable for diverse & challenging environments (land and water), and both affordable and premium markets. It’s quick construction, sustainable credentials and ability to go on any surface, in any environment makes Intospheres an innovative solution ...more »

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1 vote
(@gruff0)

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The Right Way Up - Sustainable planning for adventure events

The popularity of adventure events is increasing rapidly throughout the UK with many of these events taking place in and around rural communities. Adventure events include challenges such as the National Three Peak challenge which see tens of thousands of participants every year and events such as those organised by Tough Mudder and Rat Race which see thousands of participants each event. They can also include large scale ...more »

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(@udaraltd)

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Aeriality – Augmented Aerial Reality

Aeriality is an augmented reality app for drone users that overlays geolocated mapping data onto a drone’s live video feed. The app will be made available to hobbyist drone pilots, and will display features from OS maps, such as footpaths, camp sites, viewpoints and places of historic interest, in their precise real-world location within the live camera view in real-time as the drone flies. We believe this will give users ...more »

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1 vote
(@martinsmith)

Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Geo-Forests – building stronger community links.

We are looking to run a pilot project which gets people locally to link up over a common goal, thousands of miles away. Every postcode in the pilot area, whether family home, school or workplace, will be allocated their own acre of forest. All the allotted forests will be situated within land that is attempting to be saved by one of our partner NGOs (World Land Trust, Rainforest Trust, etc). While people won’t actually ...more »

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