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Meet the Academic showing how public procurement can aid net zero aims
Katherine Sugar champions efforts to spend more on energy infrastructure projects that promise a fairer transition to net zero in cities.
Minister celebrates freight industry innovation
Freight industry heavyweights and innovative start-ups came together to showcases the success of the Freight Innovation Accelerator and Cluster.
Connected Places Catapult chair tells BBC about the future of cities
Professor Greg Clark was a guest on BBC show Talking Business, where he spoke about the importance of cities and overcoming the challenges of rapid urbanisation.
Encouraging regional leaders to take risks and reap rewards with innovative firms
Business champions in the West Midlands spoke about how changing the culture of procurement can benefit innovators and public sector buyers during a showcase of the DIATOMIC Accelerator programme, convened by Connected Places Catapult.
Meet the innovator predicting traffic at ports
Enthusiasm, passion and curiosity have driven Toby Mills to develop an artificial intelligence system to predict traffic delays, which is helping the Port of Dover better manage the arrival of freight vehicles.
Inclusive Innovation award winner speaks of its success
‘Changing lives through research delivery’ is the winner’s aim from the Inclusive Innovation category at the Northern Power Women Awards, supported by Connected Places Catapult. Here, Sarah Fallon and Joanne Henry from the National Institute for Health and Care Research, Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester explain what they do, and reflect on what they have achieved.
Maritime sector makes waves in Singapore
Pathways to decarbonisation and digitalisation formed the basis of discussions at the 18th Singapore Maritime Week, attended by Connected Places Catapult along with Innovate UK, the National Physical Laboratory and Lloyds Register.
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Collaborating over clever ideas championed at Summit
Transformative innovation depends on removing barriers to new ideas and collaborating across traditional boundaries; something our recent Connected Places Summit heard. Here we reflect on the importance of different sectors working more closely together.