Sport Tech Hub to partner with London’s new flagship innovation programme
Applications open now – http://civicinnovation.london
This week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced the new Civic Innovation Challenge; an initiative designed to match start-ups and SMEs with corporates and public organisations to solve some of London’s biggest challenges.
Aimed at three primary areas – climate change, inequality, and ageing populations – the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge is about using tech to improve life for Londoners, grow the economy and give tech start-ups the opportunity to test innovation directly with new markets across the capital.
By getting tech start-ups to partner with large corporations and public organisations, we’re helping to solve three of London's biggest challenges:
✓ Climate change
✓ Ageing population
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) June 13, 2018
We’re delighted to be working alongside London Sport as a Supporting Partner to two sport-related challenges, set by Hackney Council and Ealing Council.
The challenges focus on how technology can use sport to tackle social isolation and get people active, and support the Mayor’s ambition to make London the most active and socially integrated city in the world.
More information on the two sport-related challenges, the broader aims of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge, and information on how to apply can be found at http://civicinnovation.london
Interested start-ups and SMEs have until 23.50 on Sunday 8 July to apply, ahead of shortlisting that will take place in September 2018.
Alex Zurita, London Sport’s Specialist Advisor on Technology for Participation, said:
We are genuinely excited to be supporting the first year of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. London Sport and Sport Tech Hub have long championed the role of technology in supporting the lives of Londoners through physical activity and sport, and the Mayor’s ambition to address the real challenges facing London every day through supporting tech innovation is a step forward to London’s role as a global tech centre.
This is an exciting time for innovators, start-ups and SMEs working across the capital, and the Civic Innovation Challenge really complements the change we’re looking to make through Sport Tech Hub.