GeoVation funding can help to get your innovative ideas off the ground. We’ve recently published some case studies in which GeoVation winners, explain what happened after they won funding, and how they developed their ideas.
For instance, Foodnation were awarded funding in our ‘How can Britain feed itself?’ GeoVation Challenge. Foodnation’s mission is to have neighbourhood Foodnation hubs within bicycle-riding distance of most households in the UK. It provides a platform to connect customers and farmers in their local area easily and allow them to make transactions to buy and sell local organic food and find fruit and veg box-delivery schemes around the UK. The idea came from Louise Campbell, who after receiving funding was able to set up the company in March 2011.
After securing funding, the first steps in the project were to obtain the data and build a platform for transactions to take place. The pilot website was thoroughly tested and feedback fed back into the development of the site.