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.

Our 'Unlocking GeniUS!' discussion is now LIVE!

Click here to see what it's all about and to get involved in the discussion.

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.

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mary zamba is now a member of GeniUS York
7 hours ago
GeniUS! commented on GeniUS!'s page GeniUS! Challenge 9 - From Can’t Get Started to Can’t be Stopped - How can we support York citizens and businesses to become an irresistible force for innovation?
"Hi all, Please click here to read a great blog all about Dom Smith’s journey through our Synergy Surgery and Innovation Fair events last week where all the discussion from the platform was brought into the room. As ever let us know what…"
Jul 16
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Ferdie Lochner liked GeniUS!'s page Synergy Surgery: A Right to Solve Themes
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Ferdie Lochner shared GeniUS!'s page on Facebook
Jul 4
GeniUS! commented on GeniUS!'s page GeniUS! Challenge 9 - From Can’t Get Started to Can’t be Stopped - How can we support York citizens and businesses to become an irresistible force for innovation?
"Hi everyone, Challenge 9: Unlocking GeniUS! has been live on the site for discussion for the past six weeks. From this discussion and other work offline, particularly at the Bloomberg Ideas camp, an overall idea for a solution is emerging. We…"
Jul 3
Josine Opmeer is now a member of GeniUS York
Jul 3
Heather Niven commented on GeniUS!'s page The Right to Solve - A city co-creating its future
"Thanks Chris, yes putting them in the mix would have been better, although I think if I move it now it will be out of order, in the conversation chain and might further confuse any newcomers. So although it all seems disjointed there are quite a lot…"
Jun 26
Chris Wedgwood commented on GeniUS!'s page The Right to Solve - A city co-creating its future
"Hi Heather, Sorry if I got the wrong end of the stick, but it did look like this was the council saying "this is what we have decided to do" rather than "here's a few more ideas". If they were just more ideas to throw into…"
Jun 26
Heather Niven commented on GeniUS!'s page The Right to Solve - A city co-creating its future
"Also, the prize is a prize, not an EU grant and the stipulation is that it is to build innovation capability and capacity in the city. The money may be used to seed fund pilots that come from this new way of working. We have been asked to budget…"
Jun 25
Heather Niven commented on GeniUS!'s page The Right to Solve - A city co-creating its future
"Sorry that should say July not june!"
Jun 25
Heather Niven commented on GeniUS!'s page The Right to Solve - A city co-creating its future
"Thanks for this constructive criticism folks! We went off to work through the problem and discussed our idea with 20 other cities and these were some of the ideas we got through that process. They were people who love and breathe 'innovation…"
Jun 25
David Dixon liked Kevin Ward's blog post 1990 Barbican One-Way Plan
Jun 25
David Dixon commented on GeniUS!'s page The Right to Solve - A city co-creating its future
"Agreed, adding another organisation into the mix doesn't empower, it just creates more red tape. Social media; where an indication of how much activity there was around a certain issue would provide a list of what is most important.…"
Jun 25
David Dixon is now a member of GeniUS York
Jun 25
Chris Wedgwood commented on GeniUS!'s page The Right to Solve - A city co-creating its future
"I have to agree with Antony. This has no relation to the discussion at all. In fact I think it sets a very dangerous precedent. A pattern of open innovation that says we ask for involvement from the community and then twist the feedback to do…"
Jun 24
 
 
 

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