Budding GeoVators only have 24 hours to submit their innovative ideas for our latest GeoVation Challenge – ‘How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path’.
The exciting challenge has seen a steady flow of ideas being submitted all aiming to better connect communities, businesses and visitors through the application of geography, mapping, innovation and expertise. However, it is not too late for some last minute ideas and a chance for creative thinkers, developers and entrepreneurs to win a share of a £125,000 funding prize.
We’ve even mapped out where the ideas are coming from on the GeoVation blog. Some interesting ideas which have already been submitted include:
This idea looks at providing distressed visitors along the coastal path with instant support and assistance. It involves creating a smart phone App, with an associated website, to provide real-time solutions to people requiring assistance along the path, for example first aiders, first aid support from volunteer networks or help guiding people to the nearest medical support centre.
This idea aims to create a new endurance challenge along the Wales Coast Path. The intention is to have the challenge regarded with the same respect as the Trans-Alpine, Tour de Geants, Marathon de Sables (MDS) etc. The race will attract an international audience, can be split into sections and can have ‘spin-off’ shorter distances to make it accessible to a wider audience. By having the race in sections like the Trans-Alpine and the MDS it will engage coastal communities and bring in external revenue.
Another fun idea to attract new visitors to the coastal path is to develop a mobile application, linked to a central web interface, allowing partners to create challenges and learning games. The games would follow the format of Treasure hunts and orienteering exercises targeting young people.
So if you have an idea of how people who live and work along, or visit the Wales Coast Path can use digital technology to benefit from this ‘world first’ for Wales then please visit https://challenge.geovation.org.uk/