Future Cities Catapult and London Legacy Development Corporation are excited to announce the winners of £40,000 funding for UK SMEs to develop, test and showcase innovative technology solutions as part of our Capstone project.
SME’s were invited to submit applications to encourage healthy and sustainable behaviour in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by using technology.
Four successful proposals have been selected, each receiving £10,000 to trial their solutions to residents and visitors within the park and surrounding areas. Technologies tackling social isolation, increasing health and eco-friendly activities, plus navigating the park with real-time data, will be deployed till the end of September 2017.
The winning SMEs are:
Betterpoints: A behaviour change incentivisation scheme encouraging the local community to undertake health, wellbeing and eco-friendly activities, for which they are rewarded with points that can be exchanged for high street rewards
Openplay: A sports marketplace that connects sporting facilities to individuals, encourages people to be more active and enables people to make new connections
Living Map: A data platform and digital map that could enable the community and visitors to navigate, locate and move around the Park with greater ease
"Health and wellbeing in our cities is a hot topic at the moment, but it’s about more than sport. People want to feel good and that’s why we’re working with SMEs to encourage healthy behaviour and human interaction. The 2012 Games positioned London on the world stage. Our work in the Olympic Park will build on the legacy started by our sporting greats, by making the Park a hotbed for innovation and tech and positioning the UK as a leader in connectivity. Here at Future Cities Catapult we work closely with SMEs and startups to develop and test disruptive technologies, creating healthy, happy and sustainable cities."– Scott Cain, Chief Business Officer at Future Cities Catapult