The Geovation Scotland Programme is a funded accelerator, which offers the opportunity for property and geospatial technology start-ups to develop their businesses for up to 12 months.
Start-ups that successfully apply to the Programme will each receive the backing and support of Ordnance Survey (OS), HM Land Registry (HMLR), and Registers of Scotland (RoS).
Over a twelve-month period, the start-ups will be able to access a wide range of resources. These include access to experienced software developers, geospatial expertise from OS, property expertise from HMLR and RoS, and mentorship on business proposals and investor relationships.
Geovation is an Ordnance Survey initiative which recently celebrated ten years in operation. Geovation’s accelerator programme has been running in London for three years, in which time it has created a community of more than 1,200 GeoTech and PropTech start-ups, has helped 84 companies through the accelerator, and seen these companies raise £23.3m in funding and create more than 200 new jobs.
Head of Geovation, Alex Wrottesley, says “We’re really pleased to be working with Registers of Scotland to open Geovation in Scotland, and we are looking forward to getting to know the Scottish start-up community. Geovation plays a driving role in helping British GeoTech and PropTech start-ups become leading players on a domestic and global stage, and the opening of this new Accelerator Programme will be fundamental to the continuation of that.”
The first cohort of successful applicants on the Scotland Programme will be based at a dedicated innovation space at Meadowbank House, Registers of Scotland’s HQ in Edinburgh. The Programme will run from 16 October 2019 to 16 April 2020, and each team will be awarded funding of £15k.
Applications for this first Geovation Accelerator Programme in Scotland close on 2nd September. For further information, and to apply, go to: