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Deadline looming for Geovation Scotland programme

Posted: 27th August 2019

Time is running out for entrepreneurs to apply for a new funding and support scheme aimed at Scotland’s innovators.

The Geovation Scotland Accelerator Programme wants to turn great ideas into a potentially world-changing businesses. Successful applicants will each get up to £15,000, expert support, advice and access to free office space for a year.

Applications to the programme being run by Registers of Scotland and Ordnance Survey must be made no later than Monday September 2. It is open to businesses operating in any sector based in any part of Scotland.

Geovation Scotland offers access to a wealth of mapping and property data – the type of information which lies at the heart of ground-breaking business ideas such as Airbnb, Uber and self-driving cars.

Businesses accepted onto the programme will be based in a fully-equipped business hub at Meadowbank House, Registers of Scotland’s Edinburgh HQ. They can also tap into expert advice and business mentoring remotely.

Geovation programmes have been running in London for three years where they have created 200 jobs, helped 84 companies and seen these companies raise £23.3 million in funding.

Entrepreneur Alex Stanley is currently going through the London-based accelerator programme. He said: “You are going to receive the business support you will need through funding, office space and content, as well as invaluable expertise within the industry you are looking to work in, namely geotech or proptech. If that is of use to you then applying to Geovation Scotland should be a no brainer.”

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