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RE Areas: I believe Hull was incredibly useful to Telco's because it had a separat
e telco to rest of the UK... I don't know details/lessons - but there MAY be value in an area behind ahead for some ideas
edgather - I like the badge idea but who would be in charge of allocating the badge? Do you think City Hall is in a position to designate who gets the badge or not or is that better served as a private sector thing? BTW we are working on a way to help London startups to export 'smart city' solutions globally.
OK EVERYONE WE HAVE 10 MINS LEFT. What esle do you want to cover?
Well Badge need not be an award, rather a recognition that the startup uses some London data, or follows simple City Hall requirements around privacy, inclusion, and is London based.
Idea: Email Oyster users "Do you want to join an early adopters mailing list? One email per week" then a Digg style site to choose different ideas...
Citizen Science. Any plans?
Mobile tech ( and not just phones ) is where its at… I wanna hear more in this area!
Idea2: Competition site for ideas to reduce congestion. Winners get combination of PR / grant / equity. Use same budget pot as CrossRail
edgather - OK, we will have a think about this idea - we really like it, thanks!
edgather: Citizen Science. - sorry what are you referring to?
its ok I will write to you email re: citizen science.
@edgather Not going into any self promotion, but I completely agree and have been developing / testing a community centric / geo location mobile app during the last 12 months using this principal ( geo fencing off areas in London and authenticating content based on location has significant impact on user engagement with the tech ) Lower user numbers but higher quality engagement and genuine people to people connectivity
tomball2 - There are plans to do events like hackathons for tech companies to engage with London data around travel, etc etc
>>>>> OK EVERYONE THANKS so much for participating here. All of this chat will remain here on this site but will not be live in a few minutes. But you will be able to leave comments underneath via a comment box. THANKS ALL FOR JOINING US! :-) As I said, there will be a report this week and if you want more then email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @smarterlondon on Twitter which will be live on Wednesday this week. Bye for now! Mike Butcher.
Thanks Mike - very glad to see City Hall trying to engage start-ups as part of solving these billion pound problems/opportunities ;o) In general, there is often too much emphasis on new ideas - and not enough incubating / supporting existing ones... hackathons are great but meet only one need. A "walk more" app may be commercially unsustainable but be worth millions to London in savings. Thanks again for cheerleading here
here here :)
@smarterlondon = an egg?!
(Sorry: "Live on Wednesday"!) - Thanks Mike
Bye Mike. Thanks