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Bright new future for combined Catapults

Future Cities and Transport Systems Catapults have united to form Connected Places Catapult.

The new Catapult, which came into being on April 1st, combines the strengths and knowledge of the former Catapults to create new opportunities, building on the innovative programme of projects around the digital built environment and the future of mobility.

Connected Places Catapult is led by Nicola Yates OBE who was appointed Chief Executive of the new organisation in February.

Nicola Yates said: “I am delighted to be leading this exciting new Catapult. We have developed an ambitious strategy to build on the expertise of our two previous organisations by removing the boundaries that will enable us to explore more confidently new projects and areas of growth. Our new name, Connected Places, encapsulates this ambition at the intersection of urban and transport innovation.”

The new Connected Places Catapult accelerates smarter living and travelling in and between the places of tomorrow. It focuses on growing businesses with innovations in mobility services and the built environment that enable new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness.

Connected Places Catapult operates at the intersection between public and private sectors and between local government and transport authorities. Convening the disparate parts of the market to help innovators navigate the complexity of doing business, it creates new commercial opportunities and improves productivity, socio-economic and environmental benefits for places.

Visit the Connected Places Catapult website here.

 

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For any media enquiries, please contact Anna Mitchell amitchell@futurecities.catapult.org.uk

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