Businesses can win up to £30,000 and work with market leaders on innovative ideas to grow use of the sharing economy in a variety of areas.
Source: Gov.uk, 2016.
Innovate UK’s IC tomorrow programme is seeking innovative ideas to grow trust in the sharing economy and support it in the fields of tourism, travel, home improvements, construction and data.
The sharing economy is a growing phenomenon. It involves the use of Internet technologies to connect people and organisations so they can make better use of goods, skills, services, capital and spaces, allowing them to share access and reduce the need for ownership.
Examples include Airbnb, which connects a host with a spare room with a traveller looking for somewhere to stay, and Lyft, a ride-sharing service.
Up to 6 businesses could win £30,000 each to encourage innovation in the sharing economy. Successful businesses will have the opportunity to work alongside partners including Sharing Economy UK, Airbnb, Nesta,Kingfisher (owner of B&Q and Castorama), Crossrail, Peterborough City Council and Cranfield University.
We are looking for innovative solutions that:
Source: gov.uk, 2016