TECH LONDONERS:PEOPLE SOLVING CITY CHALLENGES


The Mayor of London is calling on Londoners to help solve some of the city’s most pressing issues by using digital technology. To do this he has set up Tech Londoners. The new programme will bring Londoners and innovators to co-create, test and develop digital fixes for some of London's greatest challenges.   

By joining the programme, you can help City Hall try out different ways of working with Londoners and entrepreneurs. 

 

Tech Londoners: People Solving City Challenges

 
 

What is it about?


The first challenge for Tech Londoners is to help people living with chronic disease. We’ll invite groups of Londoners along to test new products and services so people can better manage their care. We’ll also help technology entrepreneurs to develop their ideas.

We’ve been told by health and social care providers that people who live with several chronic conditions need new approaches to their care. As London’s population ages, more and more people face losing their independence due to multiple chronic diseases. By this we mean issues to do with nutrition, from diabetes and obesity to heart disease. We also mean mental health issues from depression and dementia to generalised anxiety disorder.

Digital tools can help. For example, they can make it easier for people to access information and support networks. However, if the tools developed don’t meet the needs of real Londoners, people won’t use them.

Find out below which local community groups and entrepreneurs are working together to design the future of ‘smart’ care in London. 

 
 

After the first month


After the co-design process has concluded and the proof of concept has been developed, entrepreneurs will receive the following support package:

  • Hot desking space at MassChallenge UK for two months, as well as discounted applications to MassChallenge UK's Accelerator programme (Applications open 19 May). 
  • One-to-one mentoring and tailored support from the Digital Catapult.
  • Three months free use of LeanMonitor. This is an online tool that helps turn ideas into businesses. It also helps new businesses raise capital. 
  • A standard Dot London domain name (subject to availability)