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London Office of Technology and Innovation calls for project ideas


Mark Say Managing Editor

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The London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) has put out a public call for ideas for future projects.

Its director Eddie Copeland has said in a blogpost that it is aiming to build up a bank of ideas in line with seven workstreams it has outlined on digital leadership, collective knowledge, sharing and reusing, better partnerships, embedding standards, data collaboration and shared experiments.

They will be judged by criteria including relevance to the workstreams, clear benefit to London’s public sector and residents, compatibility with ethical standards and the achievability of tangible results within a year.

The process is open until 6 September with submissions going through the blogpost page, and all ideas being shared online after the deadline.

LOTI has begun work on its first three projects: on improving information governance for sharing data between London boroughs; improving Wi-Fi provision in the boroughs’ buildings through the GovRoam and GovWifi services; and creating at least 100 digital apprenticeships in the capital by September of next year.

The organisation went live in June, hosted by London Councils and with input from the 15 founding boroughs. Its prime aim is foster new ideas and technology for the public good.

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