Technologies tackling social isolation, increasing health and eco-friendly activities, plus navigating the park with real-time data, will be deployed
Future Cities Catapult has named the four recipients of its £10,000 each competition to develop, test and showcase innovative technology solutions in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Drawing on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Government-supported centre for urban innovation invited SMEs to submit applications to encourage healthy and sustainable behaviours through technology.
Together with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), four successful proposals were selected, each receiving £10,000 to trial their solutions to residents and visitors within the park and surrounding areas.
The competition formed part of the Capstone project, a collaboration between Future Cities Catapult, Intel Labs Europe, Imperial College and University College London. The aim of the project was to demonstrate the ability of the Internet of Things interventions to solve real urban challenges in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Technologies tackling social isolation, increasing health and eco-friendly activities, plus navigating the park with real-time data, will be deployed until the end of September 2017.
The winning SMEs were:
“OpenPlay [is] delighted to be working with Future Cities Catapult and LLDC to get more people active in and around the Olympic Park,” added Sam Parton, co-founder and CEO at OpenPlay.
“The park is the home of the Olympic Legacy and we’re working to make better use of existing assets in the area and to unearth activities taking place within them.
“The Open Call is a great way of showcasing how we can encourage people to adopt healthier behaviours and make new human connections”.
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