Welcome

Welcome to GeniUS! York. This website is for anyone and everyone to share ideas on how we can tackle the challenges that York and its inhabitants face.

We want to encourage and develop new and imaginative ways for the city to meet some of its key challenges.

What’s GeniUS! all about?

In the past the challenges facing York have often been discussed and decisions made out of the public arena. This website looks to change this by providing a place for everyone to have a voice and be actively involved in finding solutions to specific problems or ‘challenges’. GeniUS! is an online forum to work through the problems the challenges pose and develop solutions that can be taken forward and piloted in the city, creating improvements that benefit us all.    

How does it work?

GeniUS! is the space for you to post and share your ideas with the online community. The best ideas will be developed through workshops with the aim of taking them forward as pilot schemes. Or as we like to call it ‘The Three P’s’ – Post, Participate, Pilot.

Post

After you have set up your GeniUS! profile, we encourage members to post comments. You can post your ideas and comments on the latest or any previous challenges, any suggestions for future challenges or even if you have any idea for making York a better place in general. You can also add a blog post and videos.  If you would prefer not to post a comment and just follow the discussions that is also fine! When you sign up you can always just post a hello to all the GeniUS! community!

Participate

Once all comments, ideas and suggestions on a latest challenge have been collated, the most suitable ideas chosen are taken forward. At this stage those who have come up with the best idea will participate and meetings are arranged with the key people and businesses, developing concepts to a working idea, and then the next step is to pilot the programmes in the city.

Pilot

The process of Piloting the project in the city depends on the relevant challenge but the aim is to get the pilot up and running within 6 months of the idea being chosen to take forward.

To find out more about how to post a comment, or suggesting a future challenge area go to the ‘GET INVOLVED’ Tab above. We hope that ‘The Three P’s’ is a simple yet GeniUS! process.

Who are we?

This website has been developed by City of York Council and innovation partner Science City York (SCY). GeniUS forms part a wider partnership programme between City of York Council and SCY called Innovate York.

To find out more about how this website came about, the process, and what we hope to achieve please go to the ‘ABOUT US’ tab above

What happens once a challenge closes?

Each challenge will be open for 4/6 weeks.  Once the challenge closes the people who instigated the original challenge or the relative City of York Council department will have some time to review all the comments and suggestions and choose ideas for further development based on their suitability and benefit for solving the original challenge. 

The next steps after this are to arrange meetings with the key people and businesses, develop concepts in to a working idea, and then to start pilot the programmes. We will keep the GeniUS! community updated and informed on the website.

Latest Activity

Reet is now a member of GeniUS York
21 hours ago
Profile IconViviana Cannizzo and Daniele Marranca joined GeniUS York
Mar 24
GeniUS! commented on GeniUS!'s page GeniUS Youth
"Hi all, A blog update on this challenge is on the following link: http://scy.co.uk/blogs/brendan-tannam/genius-youth"
Mar 3
GeniUS! posted a blog post

GeniUS! Youth Challenge Update

Having focused on meeting the current and future needs of our more mature residents in many of our GeniUS! challenges to date, the latest challenge saw the Innovate York team seek better ways to work with young people in York.GeniUS! Youth saw us working in partnership with the York Integrated Youth Support Services in City of York Council and the York Youth Sector Partnership.  In many ways this challenge felt like a…See More
Mar 3
Viivi is now a member of GeniUS York
Feb 10
GeniUS! commented on GeniUS!'s page GeniUS Youth
"Hi all, It was a really productive and positive day yesterday at our Synergy Surgery: GeniUS! Youth event in partnership with the YorkYouth team. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated for working together for the future of youth…"
Feb 7
Siobhan Edwards is now a member of GeniUS York
Feb 6
GeniUS! commented on GeniUS!'s page GeniUS Youth
"Hi all, The GeniUS! team and YorkYouth would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this Challenge with your comments, ideas and suggestions. Today at our Synergy Surgery: GeniUS! Youth event we will be bringing all of this…"
Feb 6
GeniUS! commented on GeniUS!'s page GeniUS Youth
"Some good news from the Press today. Three teenagers have secured a £500 grant for a project helping disabled people find volunteering opportunities in…"
Jan 30
mónica nagore is now a member of GeniUS York
Jan 30
carole pugh commented on GeniUS!'s page GeniUS Youth
Jan 28
carole pugh commented on GeniUS!'s page GeniUS Youth
"There's been some more discussion ion the yorkyouth site ... http://yorkyouth.ning.com/forum/topics/services-for-lesbain-gay-bisexual-transgender-young-people We would be very interested on your thought on how to support Lesbian, Gay,…"
Jan 28
Sharron Hutchinson is now a member of GeniUS York
Jan 27
carole pugh commented on GeniUS!'s page GeniUS Youth
"http://yorkyouth.ning.com/forum/topics/principles-for-co-production Simon Page has posted some thoughts about the principles for co-production on the york youth thread."
Jan 24
Profile Iconlindsey skelly and Edward Hunn joined GeniUS York
Jan 24
Profile Icondiane lambert, Amanda Stenson and Rachel Smith joined GeniUS York
Jan 22
 
 
 

Latest News

GeniUS Youth

To find out more about our latest GeniUS! Youth challenge and Synergy Surgery please click here

Blog Posts

GeniUS! Youth Challenge Update

Posted by GeniUS! on March 3, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

Challenge 5 Update

Posted by GeniUS! on November 25, 2013 at 17:36 0 Comments

Challenge 7 Update

Posted by GeniUS! on November 15, 2013 at 12:30 0 Comments

Challenge 6 Update

Posted by GeniUS! on June 14, 2013 at 15:05 1 Comment

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