18.10.23, LONDON, Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and place leadership, has today responded to the Second National Infrastructure Assessment published by the National Infrastructure Commission.
The Assessment highlights the importance of infrastructure providers assessing and managing the interdependency of systems in light of our changing climate. It refers to Connected Places Catapult’s Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) as a ‘useful tool’ in understanding these interdependencies. CReDo provides a practical example of how connected data can improve climate resilience across infrastructure including energy, water and telecoms. It is being developed by the Catapult in partnership with Anglian Water, UK Power Networks and BT.
Earlier this month, the Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Sir John Armitt, featured on the Connected Places podcast. Sir John spoke about the role of technology and innovation, the importance of long-term certainty for businesses, and the power of an informed client. He stressed that small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are “a vital ingredient” of the UK’s economy and underlined the importance of policy certainty in order for them to make better investment decisions.
Sir John has also recently been confirmed as a speaker at the inaugural Connected Places Summit in London next March.