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 winners 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 eight winners of the first ever Mayor of London Civic Innovation Challenge are:

Dementia: Pearl Support Network (partner: Our Healthier South East London STP):
Active Travel: Go Jauntly (partner: TfL)
Electric Vehicles: Connected Kerb (partners: National Grid and Shell)
Affordable Housing: VU.CITY  and Crossmap (partner: TfL)
Financial Inclusion: Quids In! (partner: Lloyds Banking Group)
Loneliness and Isolation: Buddyhub (partner: Hackney Council):
Physical Activity: Elemental – The Social Prescribing People (partner: Ealing Council)