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

mike sahi is now a member of GeniUS York
Oct 8
Vicky Prior is now a member of GeniUS York
Oct 2
Gary Fawdrey is now a member of GeniUS York
Sep 12
viviana cannizzo is now a member of GeniUS York
Aug 21
mónica nagore 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?
"AndyD, behind GeniUS! project there are many enthusiastic people who do truly believe in cooperation and community values, that genuinely feel things can be done in a different way and residents can/must be part of the decision making process within…"
Aug 5
Dr Kin F. Kam 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?
"I think it would be too much to expect GeniUS alone to make an instant substantial impact to the innovation culture in the City of York. GeniUS is as part of the whole innovation eco-system, and as such I think it has, and will continue to add…"
Aug 5
Chris Wedgwood 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?
"P.S. AndyD, Did you manage to get those Cycle counters implemented after all? I have noticed a couple of contraptions near the station cycle track that seem to click every time I go past. If so is it possible to access that transport data via…"
Aug 4
Heather Niven 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?
"I agree Chris - this isn't really the place for voting, but more for co-developing ideas and discussing how best to put them into practice.  I also really want to change the way the city operates like yesterday, but culture change takes…"
Aug 4
Chris Wedgwood 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?
"I think it's easy to get frustrated and impatient with Genius because it's not changing the city as fast as we would like. I know i have been guilty of it myself. On reflection it's just that we need change in the way the City is run…"
Aug 4
Heather Niven 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?
"Yes AndyD we are still going strong thanks! With over 10 challenges under our belt and some serious innovation projects being created from our Synergy Surgery events, we are making positive change in the city.  The 'Right to Solve'…"
Aug 4
Andyd shared GeniUS!'s page on Facebook
Aug 4
Andyd liked GeniUS!'s page Synergy Surgery: A Right to Solve Themes
Aug 4
Andyd 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?
"Is this Genius thing still going? Lost most credibility from the start when the organisers were hell bent on a wacky idea of light generating pavements when participants wanted some serious innovation in local transport. Who is funding this "2…"
Aug 4
mónica nagore posted a status
"Thank you Mary for join us and welcome. M"
Jul 24
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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Jul 10
 
 
 

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Please click here to read a great blog all about Dom Smith’s journey through our Synergy Surgery and Innovation Fair events in July where all the discussion from the platform was brought into the room. As ever let us know what you think!

 

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