St Albans tech start-up wins award for city map app

PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 May 2018

The CEO of Smart World Connect, Tony Bicknell. Picture: Pippa Bicknell Photography.

The CEO of Smart World Connect, Tony Bicknell. Picture: Pippa Bicknell Photography.

Pippa Bicknell Photography.co.uk

A St Albans technology start-up which produces tourism apps for cities has been recognised by UK’s innovation agency.

Smart World Connect, producers of the Smart City App, has been named start-up of the year by Innovate UK.

The app shows users information on car parks, charging stations for electric cars, and where there is traffic in cities in India, Spain and elsewhere.

The company’s CEO Tony Bicknell said: “We are delighted to have won the Innovate UK start-up of the year award.

“I would like to think it is because we are helping to solve real issues for cities around the world who are struggling to get long term commitment for the Smart City initiatives that lead to sustainability and using smart technology to engage the community.

“A prestigious award like this reinforces our belief that we are trying to do the right thing and that our app can be a great way to help solve real city issues.”

More news stories

The building company behind the St Albans Museum + Gallery development have been honoured by the Queen.

11:40

A St Albans woman who believes she is a victim of the “M25 Animal Killer” has hit back at police for ending a three-year investigation into the cat decapitations.

Thameslink and Great Northern passengers who were affected by this year’s disruption have been invited to claim compensation.

09:39

St Albans’ local radio station has scooped a National Community Radio Award for its popular parenting show.

CountryPhile

A few years back I was fixing a shed in our garden and had enlisted the help of my young son. We were busy moving rotten pieces of wood from the side of the shed when suddenly I felt sharp stabbing pains in my lower legs. Before I had a chance to investigate my son started screaming in pain and it took a few more seconds to realize that we were trampling on a wasps’ nest!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards