As the first ever ‘total’ coastal path nears completion and gets ready for the official opening in May, the GeoVation Challenge has crossed the Severn Bridge to encourage the public, businesses, charities, groups, schools and universities to submit innovative ideas of how Wales can make the most of it.
Working with Ramblers Cymru, the Welsh Government, Technology Strategy Board, Visit Wales and the Inventorium, the latest GeoVation Challenge, ‘How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path’, aims to look at how people who live and work along, or visit the 870 mile (1,400 km) coastal path can utilise innovative digital technology to benefit from this ‘world first’ opportunity. The competition is being run under Welsh Government Digital Tourism programme and the Technology Strategy Board’s SBRI programme.
Some of the areas which the challenge is looking to tackle include:
- How can we stimulate local business growth off the back of genuine problems that need solving?
- How can more be done for local communities to support and use the path?
- How can we engage and empower children and young people to use, take more interest in, and become proud of the Wales Coast Path?
- How do we provide accessible information to help people to plan their walks based on their needs, abilities and expectations?
- How can we provide a joined-up public transport system across the Wales Coast Path?
Open Date 14 March 2012
Deadline for Applications Noon 2 May 2012
Find out more about the challenge from the Geovation website
For more information about SBRI see www.innovateuk.org/sbri