High resolution satellite data were used to make a credible estimate of the number of brick kilns across the ‘Brick Belt’, helping to calculate the scale of modern slavery present. Brick kilns are high slavery-prevalent industries and before this work, the full scale of brick kilns and by proxy, slavery, was unknown, making action from the appropriate agencies difficult. This innovation provides data to help NGOs and governments fight modern slavery. This approach scales in time and space.
Louisville, like many cities, experienced a spike in homicides starting in 2016. Recent deployment of gunshot detection technology has been effective at pinpointing where and when gunshots occur. On average, police officers arrive long after the critical, first ten minute window to stabilize injuries. Placing drones strategically throughout our city, we will be able to deploy a camera to the scene within 90 seconds of when a gun is discharged and rapidly dispatch emergency medical personnel.
The Lab is an all-of-government neutral space enabling agencies to collaboratively innovate to make it easier for people to access government services. It's a design & development lab to experiment, drive and enable the systemic change of government for the benefit of society. We are providing a way to direct public funding to systemic improvements, horizontal efforts around shared goals, capability uplift, high value reusable components and actionable innovation for all participating agencies.
Comoodle was developed to create a genuine sharing economy in Kirklees, fundamentally shifting the relationship between the Council and the community in the process.
Comoodle is a web based platform, an elegant solution to enable collaboration, that is now helping local communities to access and share under-used resources.
There is no other platform that exists across in the world that has public sector bodies actively sharing “stuff skill and spaces” in such a proactive and accessible way
UNDP wanted to understand what strategies women outliers or “positive deviants” in remote and deeply conservative areas which have minimal technology coverage, used to successfully join the workforce, become educated and serve their communities. Positive deviance is an experiential problem-solving approach that identifies locally designed solutions and ensures narratives of the outliers are understood before designing a programme; this is critical for designing behavioural change interventions.
The Queensland Government is using machine learning and computer vision to automatically map and classify land use features in satellite imagery. Successfully applied to the mapping of banana plantations, the method is extremely efficient compared to current methods of mapping compilation. Using this technology the Queensland Government can accurately map and classify the land use in a timely manner, aiding response to biosecurity and natural disaster events.