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Support for SMEs to be won for developing street-level apps and services to help Londoner’s cope with a growing city

The Institute for Sustainability, in partnership with the Mayor of London’s Office, this week opened a competition offering support and promotion to SMEs that have smart innovations that attract navigation and ‘wayfinding’ at local district level in our growing capital.

Entries to the Smart London Districts Challenge-led Innovation Competition: Wayfinding competition could include a range of potential smart solutions, such as apps and digital technologies that will improve navigation and wayfinding at local level.

Winners will be invited to pitch their innovation to the Districts Network members who represent some of the largest and highest-profile redevelopment projects in London. Districts Network members are actively looking for new and innovative solutions to their real world challenges, which could be trialled in situ.

Responses are welcomed from a wide range of organisations, including SMEs, universities, public sector bodies and sole traders, all of whom are eligible to compete for the opportunity to pitch their innovation to senior decision makers.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 20 February 2015UPDATE - The Institute for Sustainability has announced a two week extension to the deadline which is now Friday 6 March.

Winners will receive publicity, considered for innovation support through EIT ICT Labs, be able to access potential buyers and profiled in a European innovation database.

 

Background

The Smart London Districts Network is a public and private partnership set up to support the Mayor of London’s vision for ‘smart city’.

The competition is designed to help districts that are members of this network to achieve ‘smart city’ and sustainability goals, namely the Croydon Partnership; Elephant and Castle; Imperial West and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Smart London Districts Network supports the GLA’s economic development and wealth creation aims by helping stimulate demand-led innovation and improve the environment through resource efficiency and social development. 

It has been created to support the Mayor of London’s vision for ‘smart city’ to addresses resource pressures and create new economic and research opportunities. The network is a key commitment of the Smart London Plan, developed by the Smart London Board and launched by the Mayor of London in

Competition documents 

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