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Connected Places Catapult Welcomes Its Newest Board Affiliate


We are delighted to welcome Lucy Yu as a Board Affiliate of Connected Places Catapult at an exciting time for the firm.

The appointment follows the arrival of a new board member, Alison Vincent, as well as the arrival of the new chairman at Connected Places, Professor Greg Clark.

Lucy has over a decade of technology policy and regulation experience across government, focusing on artificial intelligence, future transport, regulating high risk technologies, and the social impact of disruptive technology.

Lucy’s background combines management and operational roles at several high profile, high-growth technology SMEs, including Voi (e-micromobility), Five AI (autonomous vehicles), the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), the Department for Transport and the board of HackTrain (rail industry innovation).

She is also an Associate Fellow for Technology Policy at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, where her work focuses on how government can grow the CleanTech sector.

Lucy comments on her appointment: “I’m thrilled to join Connected Places Catapult and to be working alongside such an impressive group of colleagues.”

She continues: “With the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and the pressing need to find ways to make our cities cleaner and more liveable, I don’t think there could be a more important time to be helping the brightest minds in the UK develop and commercialise the next generation of innovations for transport and the built environment. I’m very much looking forward to getting stuck in.”


The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need and appetite for innovation across all areas of connected places, and Lucy will play a vital role in bringing innovation in mobility to the forefront.


About Connected Places


The Connected Places Catapult represents a diverse team which combines extensive experience across the cities, mobility, urban innovation and transport sectors seeking to created Connected Places which are fit for the future. Check back regularly as we will be adding more profiles soon.

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