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The Inside Housing Innovation Award 2021 will recognise a social housing organisation using technology and the internet of things to improve lives, solve problems and deliver genuine benefits to communities.


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The winner will receive £10,000 to support the further development of the initiative.


We are looking for existing projects that would benefit from additional support, or for ideas that would benefit from investment.


Entry is open to all housing associations and local authorities that are exploring the use of technology and innovation in social housing.


The deadline for entries is 11.59pm on Friday 27 August 2021.


Entries will be considered by an expert judging panel, with finalists invited to present their idea at Housing 2021 (a morning session on either Tuesday 7 September or Thursday 9 September) and to attend an exclusive event at the Inside Housing Digital Futures Summit at which the winner will be revealed.


The winner will receive:

    • £10,000 of funding to support the initiative
    • Coverage in Inside Housing
    • A speaking opportunity at Inside Housing Innovation Week 2022
    • A full day of consultancy with Michael Wright, hardware product development manager at Aico and Simon Flint, chief information and digital officer at internet of things specialist HomeLINK, who will help the winner further develop their idea

Finalists will be asked to live pitch their ideas at Housing 2021 and will be invited to an exclusive Inside Housing Innovation Week event announcing the winner, which will take place at the Inside Housing Digital Futures Summit, Monday 1 November, 4:30 pm.

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