Do you have an idea on how to improve your public services? + = Do you want to win the chanceof getting people to turn your idea into reality?
Purpose of the Competition• We’re organising a competition to stimulate collaboration between public services, entrepreneurs and communities to develop innovative ways of using technology to improve their neighbourhoods
Phases of the CompetitionPeople will be able to submit and rate 16 September-16 Octoberideas online on how technology couldhelp improve their neighbourhoodsGroups will discuss and refine the highest 17 October-24 Octoberrated ideas at “ideas workshops”Digital entrepreneurs will be able to 25 October-24 Novembersubmit and rate prototypes they want todevelop that build on the top ideas onspecific challenges (open data/CRM/etc)Digital entrepreneurs will develop their 25 Novemberprototypes at a “hackday” with others totry and win the competition
Why sponsor/partner with us?• Associate your brand with a pioneering way of crowdsourcing ideas and prototyping innovations to meet practical local challenges• Engage with some of the county’s best innovators - community groups & social enterprises, service providers, students & universities, entrepreneurs & digital agencies• Promote your company at an event designed to stimulate digital innovation with the community• Network with the people responsible for ICT – our partners have a combined annual ICT budget exceeding £60m per year
Partner/Sponsor Partner/Sponsor Partner/Sponsor athe competition an ideas workshop challenge & prize Partner/Sponsor the hackday
What can you sponsor?Travel Bursary for an £100entrepreneur to travel tothe event to develop theirprototypeLunch to keep the £500participants creative juicesflowingA Prize awarding the best £1000prototype on the theme ofyour choice
Partners/Sponsors• You would have the opportunity to nominate a representative from your organisation to be a judge for the competition• You would be able to define the Challenge you wanted to sponsor or you could choose to sponsor our existing challenges (“Making use of open data” & “Reporting issues”)We would add your logo and organisation details in print and online literature of the event as well as in announcements on the day• As well as raising your profile at the event itself, your organisation will benefit from a range of pre- and post- event promotional activities: o Dedicated online presence o Briefings at various network meetings o Press releases and activities o Post event material
Invite your Host a workshop on Host a workshop to getmembers/staff to take one of the challenges your users to test thepart in the competition prototypes Blog about the Volunteer to help competition organise the event
Supporters• We would add your logo and organisation details in print and online literature of the event as well as in announcements on the day• How else could we promote your organisation?