We partner with places to identify and address their urban challenges. By creating UK business partnerships with local innovators to co-create bespoke solutions fit for local context we establish lasting links between UK and local businesses. And by carefully facilitating the process from challenge identification through showcase, testbeds and on-the-ground solution deployment, we scale up the best innovative technologies and solutions.
The process and methodology for the Urban Challenge Partnership Programme creates stakeholder buy-in with government, companies, academics, and citizens and helps ensure sustainability of local innovation-based initiatives.
Our Urban Challenge Partnership Programme combines Connected Places Catapults cutting edge work across:
Urban Links Africa was established by the UK’s national centre of excellence for urban innovation, Connected Places Catapult, to help partnerships between UK SMEs and South African / Kenyan organisations to develop innovative technology solutions to key urban challenges in some of Africa’s most rapidly emerging cities: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa; and Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu in Kenya; and observer cities ready to scale next in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and Kigali in Rwanda.
Are you interested in finding an innovative solution to your challenges? Then get in touch to discuss how we can help: Global@cp.catapult.org.uk