Innovation challenges

Innovation challenges: why do they matter?

Innovation challenges: why do they matter? Welcome back to Govsight This week we look at some of the most exciting innovation challenge programmes that are running today. From Transport for London; to the Scottish Government; to Lockheed Martin, discover how challenge-led innovation is making a difference. With special thanks to Mark Elliott, Programme Director at CivTech – Scottish…

Rikesh Shah Nitrous TfL

Rikesh Shah joins Nitrous’ board of advisors

Rikesh Shah joins Nitrous’ board of advisors. We’re proud to announce that Rikesh Shah will be joining Nitrous’ board as an advisor.  Rikesh, Head of Commercial Innovation at Transport for London (TfL),  has worked in urban mobility for the last 20 years and has championed the organisation’s award-winning market innovation activity. Under his leadership, the…

Urban challenges

Can technology alone solve urban challenges?

Can technology alone solve urban challenges? Rates of urbanization are rising in a big way. It’s projected that by 2050, more than two-thirds of the world will live in urban areas. In today’s world (particularly in 2020) there’s a multitude of urban challenges, and they will only be exacerbated as populations continue to rise.  Whether…

London Thirty3

Thirty3: a year on

Thirty3: a year on Its been an exciting time over the last year. Nitrous has been working with the Greater London Authority and the London Office of Technology & Innovation (LOTI) to provide greater access to local government for SMEs through innovative procurement. In this blog, we’ll tell the story of Thirty3 – the fruits…

London procurement

Press release: Launch of Thirty3

London seeks to increase spend on SME services with the launch of Thirty3 Thirty3 launches with Greater London Authority (GLA) and the London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI)   London-based SME Nitrous has today launched Thirty3 – a new collaborative procurement platform for the capital that aims to get new technologies benefitting cities faster. …