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General Ventures

See our borough-by-borough map to find out where our ventures are being implemented.

 

We are always looking for new ideas to bring to London, so keep an eye on this page for new arrivals, and if you think your business might be our next Venture Partner, go here.

 

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increase children’s safety?

Xantura’s Children’s Safeguarding Profile Model brings together data from multiple agencies to identify children who are most at risk of neglect or abuse, but were not previously known to the local authority.  Using this model, one LA has already identified over 300 additional Troubled Families in need of support.

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support women's safety?

Xantura's Circle mobile phone app offers an innovative means for connecting with at-risk individuals.  The easy-to-use app allows people to build a safety network comprised of family and friends, broadcast their location to this network if in need of support, and find local services.  In a recent user survey 77% of the respondents reported feeling safer after downloading the app.

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make independent living possible for more people?

Alcove is fundamentally disrupting the traditional telecare market by embracing the world of connected, widely available smart technologies to help providers cut costs and improve delivery of care while allowing people to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible.

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improve the cognitive health of young and elderly residents?

MyCognition is a digitally based cognitive assessment and training intervention that has been scientifically developed to improve mental health and develop cognitive functioning. It delivers solutions that are holistic, adaptive, cost-effective and accessible.

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recruit, retain and support foster carers?

Cornerstone’s programme of recruitment and retention offers a comprehensive ‘end to end’ package of foster carer support to local authorities, creating a lasting and sustainable solution.

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crowdfund civic projects?

Spacehive, an easy-to-use online platform, allows individuals and companies to pledge funds to support civil projects such as new parks or playgrounds.  This unlocks new sources of investment for regeneration projects, whilst helping communities to take the lead in improving their environment.  Space Hive has already raised around £2.4m for 72 successfully funded projects.

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consult your local community in a smarter way?

Commonplace's web-based platform supports public engagement for planning and policy, drawing on the silent majority and building trust through transparency. 

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reduce your risk of invoice fraud and payment error?

FISCAL Technologies AP Forensics® software solution supports Councils in 3 key areas of financial accountabilities; strong governance, improved risk mitigation and strengthening compliance. The software works alongside all Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems on a continuous monitoring basis to prevent payment errors and identify potential fraud, reducing the need for time-consuming manual checks and recovery audit fees to ultimately save time and money.

Fiscal Technologies won the 2016 Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

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generate a revenue stream through early payment of invoices?

Oxygen Finance is a specialist provider of payment solutions and the leading global provider of early payment programmes. Oxygen Finance works with organisations across both public and private sectors to drive savings, improve operational effectiveness and deliver against social value objectives. Their expert teams are experienced at working on large-scale transformation projects and our robust systems manage transactions of more than £10bn per annum.

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increase the speed of back-office processes?

Blue Prism’s robotic software automates back-office processes, improving efficiency and reducing the staff costs absorbed by repetitive tasks.  Blue Prism is already being implemented in Croydon, where productivity gains of up to 7 times have been achieved.

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be part of a pan-London fraud prevention hub?

The London Counter Fraud Hub will bring together data cross-sectors and cross-councils to prevent fraud and identify losses for investigation and recovery.   This pan-London data hub will match records across the capital to identify procurement deception, council tax evasion and illegal council housing tenancy sub-lets which are occurring across LA boundaries.

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reduce SEN transport costs?

Jacobs' Travel Service Optimisation (TSO) is designed to complement local authorities’ existing SEN procurement and planning tools. TSO enables boroughs to commission more effective travel routes based upon the needs of the young people and their ability to travel. TSO uses detailed data analysis to create efficient travel groupings, with an emphasis on shared travel. This focus on shareability should enable substantial savings, while maintaining or even improving quality.

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improve contract value with suppliers?

LeanLinking is the only contractor and supplier management solution on the market that seamlessly gathers instant stakeholder feedback and system data to generate a more complete picture of contractors’ service and performance during the life time of a contract. LeanLinking enables better management of contracts, which will significantly reduce costs for London local authorities and improve the service received from contractors. This will benefit contract managers, stakeholders and residents.

manage outcome-driven care as well as just time and attendance?

The PASSsystem is unique and is the only digital care management system that is NICE compliant, referenced in CQC and Care Inspectorate reports, and recommended by NHS England.

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gather ideas and feedback from across your entire organisation?

HunchBuzz is an innovation management system (IMS) that enables organisations to harness ideas and feedback from employees, partners and customers. Local authorities can use HunchBuzz to capture and recognise new thinking, and identify challenges and opportunities to improve processes, services and business models. It provides an inclusive platform to unlock collaboration across the entire organisation guided by internal subject matter experts.

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