International partnership to develop smart homes innovation hub
Thames Freeport has agreed a ground breaking partnership with the Seoul Digital Foundation, South Korea, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and Connected Places Catapult to launch a Smart Homes Innovation Hub in Barking, London.
Oldham aims high with healthier housing
Retrofitting homes can improve quality of life and reduce carbon emissions, and is the focus of a new project to be carried out with one local authority in northern England.
11 SMEs join three new healthy ageing testbeds
Connected Places Catapult is pleased to welcome 11 new SMEs to our Homes for Healthy Ageing Programme to test their innovations and technologies in our next three testbeds
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.
Homes for Healthy Ageing: supporting SMEs to tackle Social Isolation and Cold and Damp Homes
Social isolation and damp, cold homes disproportionately affect our ageing population in the UK. Over 1.4 million older people are ‘often lonely’ and a significant proportion of ‘excess deaths’ which occur during winter can be traced to cold and damp homes. These are the challenges which Connected Places Catapult are tackling with our first two testbeds in the Homes for Healthy […]
Why Placemaking and Cross Finance is the Answer to Achieving Net Zero
We all know the important goal of achieving Net Zero by 2050. Various parts of the solution are well known – such as expanding renewables, replacing boilers with heat pumps, retrofitting buildings, and rolling out electric vehicle charging points, among many others. But until now the cost of all this and how it is going to be […]