Sixth Cohort for Intelligent Mobility Accelerator announced
The Intelligent Mobility Accelerator supports start-ups with innovative solutions to improve the UK transport system.
Homes for Healthy Ageing: New Location Partners Announced
Connected Places Catapult is pleased to announce our new Location Partners who have recently joined our Homes for Healthy Ageing Programme who will be developing testbeds to trial and demonstrate innovative solutions to address the following challenge themes.
Sunderland issues challenge to combat cold and damp housing
Sunderland will begin testing new solutions to tackle cold and damp housing in a trial from November onwards. The city, together with Belfast, has been chosen by Connected Places Catapult to find innovative solutions for its £2.5-million programme, Homes for Healthy Ageing. The cities will each receive funding of £50,000 to support their testbeds. “People […]
Why Innovation Districts Need to Continually Pivot
A new container shipping space for collaboration, retail and community events is helping a 62-year-old research park reinvent itself. North Carolina’s Boxyard only opened in June, yet all tenant offerings are occupied, as people within the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and surrounding areas flock to eat, drink, collaborate and innovate. RTP was created in 1959 […]
Innovation Hubs – A Platform to Accelerate the Levelling Up Agenda
We are living in a period of immense change. The centralisation of past decades is giving way to multipolarity as, up and down the country, there is recognition that improving investment, productivity, and social infrastructure outside of existing centres should be a priority. This is, of course, not a new idea – recognition of regional disparity in the UK has long preceded the “levelling up” agenda – but the […]
Forever Living Homes Industry Day Advances Home-based Solutions to Support Safe, Independent Living
A cohort of innovative SMEs met with major housing association Places for People at a Connected Places Catapult Industry Day on 10th March, to help develop a vision for homes that support safer, more independent living. The event is part of a project the Catapult is delivering in partnership with Places for People to develop […]
Pedestrianisation: the international experience
The Clean Air initiative on Church Street Bangalore, delivered by DULT with support from the UK Connected Places (CPC) and Energy Systems Catapults has been grabbing headlines since it launched in November 2020. The pedestrianisation of the thoroughfare is intended to improve the quality of life in the area and stimulate commercial opportunities. So far, […]