The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, recognises the potential of Open Data. Together with Hamburg and Rome, it’s one of the lead cities in the smarticipate project. Kensington and Chelsea residents and businesses have plenty of ideas for the neighbourhood in which they live, work and play. Unfortunately, they don’t always have access to the right information to develop their ideas further. That’s why the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea wants to share its data – and then go a step further by providing immediate feedback on ideas. Smarticipate is being developed as a new tool to submit proposals and solutions to the council and receive automatic feedback. This means everyone has the opportunity to get involved – even if they’ve always steered clear of local government.

Smarticipate starts with local residents and entrepreneurs. That’s why we are inviting Londoners to join the first SMARTATHON in the city. There you can steer the process of developing smarticipate into a user-friendly tool that is relevant for you. Next year the first prototype will be ready for public testing at the follow-up of the SMARTATHON.

Date & Time       Saturday 17 September 2016 | 10 am – 4 pm
Location              Kensington Town Hall | Hornton Street | London W8 7NX

Who are we looking for?
To fuel a lively discussion around the table, we need diverse groups with different knowledge and views: young and old, people who understand computers and people who don’t, anyone who has ever had an idea about how to improve the borough but didn’t know what to do next.

Are you interested?
If yes, then please send an email to to register.

For more information, download the SMARTATHON brochure and the SMARATHON invitation.