Global Programme

Our global programme eases the entry of UK business into emerging innovation markets around the world.

Cities are complex places to do business, and some cities are more complex than others. Every place has its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. A personality you might say. And each place is on its own journey to where it wants to be.

The Connected Places Catapult knows the needs of business and places. We know how innovation and technology is shaping the places of tomorrow, and the things that place leaders need to be doing now to prepare for the future.

The support that we provide to place-leaders around the world is intelligence-led, and our distinctive insights come from our unique position in the innovation market as the UK’s global centre of excellence on urban innovation.

On the demand side we help cities and transport authorities to become better informed buyers in the market. And on the supply side we help businesses to test, scale and commercialise new innovations in cities.

We don’t push a particular solution. We focus on what works locally. We’re practical.

Read below on how you can work with our Global Business Growth Team.

Our Global Partners  

Throughout our projects, we partner with key organisation across the world. We work with these global innovation organisations and networks to deliver impactful activities, from thought leadership to testbed projects that will address challenges in places with the adoption of innovation and aid key goals such as clean growth. In partnering with such world-renowned organisations, we ensure we deliver impact across innovation value chains.

“Connected Places Catapult was the ideal Global Partner to learn from, to work with and to share best practices with.” – His Excellency Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO STRIP

Our Global Projects

“We partnered up with Connected Places Catapult to virtually deliver our British Embassy funded project on Net Zero Urban Innovation Challenges in the Pacific Alliance and the Latin American Region. Since development of the concept to final delivery, CPC was an incredibly responsive and well managed, securing resources and agendas across different teams in 3+ time zones. I am delighted to have collaborated with them to successfully deliver all activities, and to have engaged with key stakeholders in the region to increase the outreach of our project” – Javiera Ibacache, Economic Diplomacy Programme Manager, FCDO Chile

Global Thought Leadership – News & Analysis

Global Events

Latin America Net Zero Urban Innovation Challenges and Opportunities – Webinar
Charging Infrastructure and Regulations & Certification of EV in India – Webinar
Third Thursday: Seizing Singapore’s Opportunities – Webinar
11.03.21 Urban Links Africa Solutions Showcase – Webinar

Our Global Reports

Report: Oman's First National Smart Cities Stack
Report: Oman’s First National Smart Cities Stack
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Report: African Cities Innovation Analysis
Report: African Cities Innovation Analysis
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Public Procurement for Innovation
Public Procurement for Innovation
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Report: Global Review of Smart City Strategies
Report: Global Review of Smart City Strategies
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If you have a great idea, innovative product or service which you believe could improve the way people connect and travel in the cities around the world, we would love to hear from

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