Microsoft and Local Government Chronicle have been running a competition, Innovate08, over the last couple of months to identify projects that have the potential to make a difference to local communities and can be enabled by technology.
The four finalists will be coming along to the Innovate08 Day in London on Monday September 8th to present their proposals. One will come away as the Microsoft Innovate08 winner. They will see their proposal developed into an implementable solution that can be used as a template by other local authorities if they want to implement a similar solution.
Our four finalists and their proposals are:
- 'Activmobbing' and community interest groups (Kent County Council)
- Encouraging the unemployed to take up skills training (South Tyneside Council)
- Reducing the carbon footprint of business travel (Charnwood Borough Council)
- Promoting edemocracy through local assemblies (London Borough of Lewisham)
And the winner is ... you'll need to wait till Tuesday to find out!
Posted by Ian