GeoVation Housing Challenge - Problem workshop

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Register for the GeoVation Housing Challenge Event: What are the problems?

Venue: The Building Centre, London. WC1E 7BT.

Ordnance Survey’s GeoVation Challenges encourage the use of open data, other data and existing products and services in the development of new ventures that generate social, economic and environmental value.

Ordnance Survey and Land Registry are launching the latest GeoVation Challenge ‘How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?’ at the London Design Festival.

The GeoVation Challenge will be launched within the WikiHouse at The Building Centre during the London Design Festival. The WikiHouse is a low-energy house which anyone can download, adapt, ‘print’ and assemble in a few days, with no construction skills, for less than £50,000. The Building Centre is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing innovation in the built environment.

We will be delighted if you could join us for:

GeoVation Housing Challenge: What are the problems that need solutions?

Tuesday 16 September from 2pm to 5pm

The GeoVation Challenge will focus on four key themes: Affordability, Availability, Accessibility & Infrastructure and Assets – (Best of use). Hear from expert speakers about the problems that fall into these themes. We will be looking for innovative ideas that address these problems using Ordnance Survey and Land Registry data, products or services, technology and good design. The event will be held in The Building Centre. There are only 40 places for this session.

GeoVation runs challenges to address specific needs within communities, which may be satisfied, in part, through the use of geography. To date we have run seven challenges, each addressing some aspect of building community local resilience in response to global problems; from ‘How can Britain feed itself sustainably?’ to ‘How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?’. To date, nearly 80 teams have participated in GeoVation camps and 28 winning teams have benefited from nearly £650,000 in funding to help get their ventures started.

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