On 1 August, the Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) held a workshop bringing together innovative application developers from the CrisisHack 2018 event with key stakeholders from government. The day focussed on developing the flood resilience related ideas that were generated during the 3-day hackathon in April, and identifying their potential for supporting the work of government.
Presentations were given by the Cabinet Office on opportunities to link with their Resilience Direct platform, and from each of the application teams on their ideas. These included:
Each of the application team’s ideas were discussed, receiving advice, offers of continued government engagement, and signposting to potential funding opportunities.
SSGP is currently undertaking an innovative approach to procuring Earth observation data for government and will be announcing new hackathons and EO data-based competitions from the end of 2018.