Cities are growing at unprecedented rates. By 2050 over 80% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. UK cities are already home to 83% of the population. But if we want city dwellers of tomorrow to thrive we need to embrace and overcome interdependent challenges in urban infrastructure, transport, and the urban systems and services that impact health, wellbeing, and the economy.
Future Cities Catapult collaborates with and matches up industry, cities and government, and academia to define, create, test, and sell products and services for cities. We call this the Advanced Urban Services sector and we’re working to position the UK as a leader in this emerging global market.
We do this by researching and articulating the systemic blockers to building better cities, helping companies test and validate ideas and concepts for products and services in the real world, and creating networks of stakeholders from across sectors to encourage efficient, standardised markets for Advanced Urban Services.
Combined, our activities help UK businesses become more competitive, grow the UK economy, and empower city leaders to build sustainable, resilient, healthy cities.
As a public-private funded, non-profit organisation it’s our mission to help UK industry become a leader in these areas. There’s immense untapped potential and the UK, with the right help from organisations like us, is poised to take the lead.
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