We’re looking for entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and creative technologists that want to build real-world applications and services that illustrate the risks, opportunities and ethical considerations in using location data.
Benchmark will award grant funding to up to 10 applicants, together with desk space at Geovation and support from our professional services staff and software engineers to make your ideas a reality. Grant awards will range from £10,000 to £50,000 based on the length of the proposed project and the resources required.
The Programme is open for applications until Midnight 14 December 2019.
We are seeking proposals from individuals and small teams looking to explore challenges and solutions related to geospatial data ethics. We’re happy to consider applicants from corporate innovators providing they can demonstrate the support of their organisation. This may include additional funding from their organisation, however this is not a mandatory requirement
Successful applicants will have a clearly defined project plan for their residency, including a programme of work and a tangible product or service they aim to deliver.
As a minimum, your proposal must include:
We are looking for applied projects only – they must result in a publicly available app or service that delivers new insights or capabilities. Examples of this might include:
Please include in your proposal any co-funding or partnership opportunities, or connections to existing initiatives if relevant. We will also take into consideration whether there is a sustainable commercial model for your app or service.
Applications must be received by Geovation no later than midnight 14 December 2019.
We will announce the successful projects by January 2020.