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Tech hub winners announced

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Technologies tackling social isolation, increasing health and eco-friendly activities, plus navigating the park with real-time data, will be deployed

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The technologies are aimed at solving real urban challenges in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The technologies are aimed at solving real urban challenges in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
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The Olympic Park initiative aims to encourage healthy and sustainable behaviours through technology

The Open Call is a great way to showcase how to encourage people to adopt healthier behaviours

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:

  • Betterpoints: a behaviour change incentivisation scheme encouraging the local community to undertake health, wellbeing and eco-friendly activities, for which they are rewarded with points that can be exchanged for high street rewards
  • OpenPlay: a sports marketplace that connects sporting facilities to individuals, encourages people to be more active and enables people to make new connections
  • LivingMap: a data platform and digital map that could enable the community and visitors to navigate, locate and move around the Park with greater ease
  • The Ecological Sequastrian Trust and Groundwork London: a digital social-feed encouraging active lifestyles to local people who may be at risk of social isolation

 

“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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