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 »
Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Human waste (for lack of better terms), poo and waste water, can be great resources to the natural environment around us. Our poop can act as a highly nutritious fertiliser for our gardens and our waste water can provide them with the water they need. By increasing the use of recycling waste systems it also reduces the pressure on sewage treatment plants; reduced smell, reduced leakage, reduced pollution potential. All ...more »
Renewable energy sources, namely wind and solar power are most suited to small scale, local generation. Decentralised electricity generation at a community level is slowly becoming a reality, with projects like Westmill and the Hepburn Wind Project providing real life success stories. I hope to develop a platform that enables community members to work out the logistics of installing local renewable generation, ranging ...more »
Unchecked development threatens the UK’s peri-urban green space, but preventing all rural development inhibits economic growth and exacerbates housing shortages. The main obstacles to such developments are the fears for loss of rural character and visual amenity. However, it should be possible to permit sympathetically designed, sustainable developments, if they can be effectively identified at the planning stage and ...more »
The use of green spaces for events and activities can often go unnoticed and undiscovered in the local area. It is common that people want to try new activities or go to new events but get frustrated searching through the internet or social media. Our idea is to create an app which will act to help discover, promote and attend events. This might include fitness events (yoga, runs, etc.) or events (mass picnics, promo ...more »
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 »