Elemental announced as finalist for Mayor of London's Civic Innovation Challenge
We are extremely excited to announce that Elemental has been named as a finalist for the first ever Civic Innovation Challenge, the Mayor of London’s new initiative that matches tech startups and SMEs with leading companies and public bodies to create innovative solutions to some of London’s most pressing problems.
We were chosen alongside 13 other startups and SMEs who have been earmarked to tackle some of London’s most pressing issues, from climate change to inequality to the health challenges associated with an ageing population.
As part of the programme, we will receive targeted business support from Bethnal Green Ventures during September and compete to win £15,000 to further develop our ideas by running a pilot targeted at improving physical activity with Ealing Council later this year.
Lending past experience and success to our proposal
“It’s fantastic to be part of such an exciting challenge alongside a stellar list of startups. Physical inactivity is one of the core problems we set out to tackle through our digital platform and social prescribing. It is an issue we have a great deal of experience in and as former community development workers, we know the effects it has on an individual and a community as a whole. We’re excited about bringing our past experiences and successes to our proposal for this project. Clare Cooper, Project Manager, Elemental Software
Other finalists for the first ever Mayor of London Civic Innovation Challenge are:
Active Travel Challenge, in partnership with Transport for London
Electric Vehicles Challenge, in partnership with National Grid and Shell
Dementia Services Challenge, in partnership with Our Healthier South East London STP
Delivering Affordable Homes Challenge, in partnership with Transport for London
Financial Inclusion and Digital Skills Challenge, in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group
Loneliness and Isolation Challenge, in partnership with Hackney Council
Physical Activity Challenge, in partnership with Ealing Council
Later this month, we’ll enter into the scoping phase of the competition with a series of 1-1 meetings with our Bethal Green Ventures mentors. We’ll also kick-off designing the pilot with our mentors from Ealing Council. Stay tuned to our blog for more news on the challenge as it progresses.