Using data to encourage independent living

As part of its Connected Cities Innovation Contest, IC tomorrow is offering six businesses up to £35k each to encourage innovation around the changing urban landscape across the themes of digitally connected buildings, communities, environment and services.

Hampshire Hub is partnering with Ordnance Survey for one of the challenges: Using data to encourage independent living.

Using data to encourage independent living.

Our ageing population is growing and its increasing demands for health and social
services will place an unsustainable demand on society within the next 40 years. This £35k challenge seeks solutions that use data to provide an improved and sustainable service and a better quality of life for older people within their own homes.

The three finalists were given the opportunity to present their proposals to a panel of judges at an event held in Level 39 in Canary Wharf  on 26th November.

Push to Talk

push to talkWe are delighted that ‘Push to Talk’ by a partnership led by 5050 Partnership was selected as the winner.

Push to Talk is a secure virtual voice network for our Carers and socially isolated people. A virtual “coffee shop” or “post office” – a place to meet new people, share experiences with your peers or let off steam with your peers.

No advertising, no SPAM – at a push of a button you have a network of potential peers to talk to. Push to Talk is a great value add service for 3rd Sector organisations, Housing Organisations and Local Authorities – cost effective service, agnostic of language and using a technology that most people can use – a phone.

We’re really looking forward to working with pushtotalk and Ordnance Survey on this excellent initiative.

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Founder of the Hampshire Hub initiative on behalf of the Hampshire Hub Partnership.


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