smart cities

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 …

Connected Cities - how can a government trade mission change your business?

Priya Prakash, Design 4 Social Change pitching investors at Bristish High Commission, Singapore

In 2016, Design for Social Change (D4SC) had been toying with the idea of expanding internationally with two of our products: Changify – a people powered decision-making platform for urban service providers to identify and priortise most pressing urban issues to …

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 …

Learnings and recommendations from Connected Cities Mission to ASEAN

Priya Prakash, Design 4 Social Change talking to potential partner in Jahor, Malaysia

We recently took 10 UK firms to Malaysia and Singapore, with UKTI, on an entrepreneur Connected Cities mission to help them find partners in the region. Here are their learnings and recommendations from the mission. Bronze Software Labs, Richard Howells Reasons …