Civic Innovation Finalists

02 October 2018

We are pleased to announce the finalists of the Mayor of London’s first ever Civic Innovation Challenge (CIC). The CIC is part funded by LEAP and forms part of the London Growth Hub’s business support offer. By linking tech startups with leading companies and public bodies the CIC aims to help London overcome key issues with creative solutions.

The first year of the programme includes seven challenges across three themes: climate change (active travel, energy reduction, electric vehicles), ageing population (dementia) and inequality (loneliness, physical activity, financial inclusion).

The start-ups and SMEs that were shortlisted were chosen to tackle some of London’s most pressing issues, from climate change to inequality to the health challenges associated with an ageing population, with creative solutions.

The finalists will receive targeted business support from Bethnal Green Ventures and compete to win £15,000 to further develop their ideas by running a pilot with partners later this year, including Transport for London, National Grid, Shell, Lloyds Banking Group, the London Boroughs of Hackney and Ealing, and a group of London NHS trusts. The finalists for the first ever Mayor of London Civic Innovation Challenge are:

Active Travel Challenge, in partnership with Transport for London

·         T-Kartor Content Management AB

·         Go Jauntly

Electric Vehicles Challenge, in partnership with National Grid and Shell

·         Spark EV Tech

·         Connected Kerb

Dementia Services Challenge, in partnership with Our Healthier South East London STP

·         Virtue

·         Pearl Support Network

Delivering Affordable Homes Challenge, in partnership with Transport for London

·         VU.CITY

·         Crossmap

Financial Inclusion and Digital Skills Challenge, in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group

·         Quids In! Readers Club

·         FairQuid

Loneliness and Isolation Challenge, in partnership with Hackney Council

·         BuddyHub

·         SINGA

Physical Activity Challenge, in partnership with Ealing Council

·         Elemental Software

·         Imin