Civic Innovation Challenge: Sport Unites

The Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge gives London start-ups the chance to solve some of the biggest issues facing the capital and its residence. From inequality and air quality to the health challenges of an ageing population.

Technology for a better London

The Sport Unites programme is investing in the Civic Innovation Challenge to power sport-tech solutions that address challenges posed by inactivity and loneliness. Two sport-tech companies were funded in the 2018 Civic Innovation Challenge to market-test their solutions:


Loneliness and Isolation
Loneliness and Isolation
Making London the most socially integrated city in the world
BuddyHub is a friendship club that offers a personalised service to help seniors create a new social circle. They carefully match seniors with three ‘buddies’ who share their interests and who live no more than a 30-minute walk or cycle ride away. They plan to apply technology to create a be-friending type service to significantly expand provision in Hackney. Challenge Partner – Hackney Council.

Physical Activity
Physical Activity
Making London the world’s most active city 
Elemental Software connects people with physical activity and wellness opportunities in their local community. These services suit ability level, budget, location and availability. They use innovative referral making and referral tracking technology to simplify and streamline the process of connecting citizens from a range of agents across Ealing and the Council. Challenge Partner – Ealing Council

Find out more about the 2019 Civic Innovation Challenge

Learn more about the Civic Innovation Challenge or sign up for updates about other Sport Unites opportunities.

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