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The Urban Innovation Centre is a space where urban innovators can use state-of-the-art facilities and work together to turn ingenious ideas into real systems that will be used around the world.
As the headquarters of the Future Cities Catapult as well as projects like Cities Unlocked and Sensing Cities, The Urban Innovation Centre will house the Cities Lab, a decision-making theatre, and exhibition space. It will also be home to a number of resident innovators and collaborators. An annual events calendar will attract an internationally renowned program of speakers.
Peter Madden OBE, Chief Executive of Future Cities Catapult, said:
The Urban Innovation Centre will be an amazing new space for collaboration around city solutions. We’ll provide world-class facilities and expertise to support the development of new products and services for cities, for testing how they’ll perform and for the developing the business models to underpin them.
The Centre will be a key facility to help the Future Cities Catapult achieve its mission to help UK businesses, especially small ones, take advantage of the growing market in future cities, from architecture and engineering, to infrastructure, design and digital technologies.