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The opportunity for innovative space applications

Satellite in space orbiting the Earth

The world’s most valuable resource The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data This recent observation by The Economist, has made me wonder if we, as a nation, are making sufficient use of all sources of data. …

Connected cities – seeking new opportunities for global partnership

Ruth-Mckernan-with-panel-and-jo-johnson-at-uk-india-tech-summit

I arrived in India after an exciting few days at the Innovate 2016 event in Manchester, co-hosted by Innovate UK and the Department for International Trade. Cities of the future were an important theme of the event, showcasing UK innovation. …

Creating a blueprint for smart cities worldwide

Manchester corridor from the sky

CityVerve’s goal is to create a smarter city, and that means being smarter with how we collect and use data. Though CityVerve is technically only a few months old, life for Manchester’s demonstrator really began in August of 2015 when …

Urban Living - a major collaboration with the research councils

Urban Living - a major collaboration with the research councils

You may be aware of the Higher Education and Research bill currently making its way through Parliament. This (amongst other things) looks to implement the recommendations made by Paul Nurse in his review of the research and innovation landscape. For …

Growing the market for urban solutions

Temple Quay bridge by night, Bristol, UK

City focus Most of us either live in, work in, or visit cities regularly. They are engines of growth and by 2050, are expected to be home to 70% of the worlds population. With such rapid population growth, our cities …