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Industry Innovation Forum

For: academia, businesses, global cities

Cities around the world need access to world class urban solutions, and there is growing demand for UK expertise. Future Cities Catapult convenes global cities with UK government business representatives to form long-term bilateral city-level business agreements in new markets. Thanks to our unique position in the market, we can facilitate this collaboration.

How it works

The UK-to-City Government backed Industry Innovation Forum provides both the credibility and leverage that cities are seeking whilst also creating closer ties between our governments and providing a clear route to market for UK companies to invest in world cities. Here’s the process:

  • Convening a city’s relevant stakeholders to meet with UK government and business representatives
  • Showcasing UK companies with an interest in investing in a city
  • Providing opportunities for business to address market gaps through collaborations, shared investments and new R&D opportunities
  • Establishing a platform that improves sharing of innovation expertise to sustain impactful economic and trade links between cities and the UK

If you’re looking to establish an Industry Innovation Forum and want to know more, get in touch with us connect@futurecities.catapult.org.uk.

Case study: UK-Sharjah Government Industry Innovation Forum

Future Cities Catapult is working with the American University of Sharjah Enterprises, sponsored by His Highness Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, to establish a world class innovation centre: the new Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI). The aim is to help Sharjah distinguish itself as a unique research, entrepreneurship and industry innovation leader in a regional and global economy, with UK businesses helping to deliver that vision.

The Sharjah-UK Government backed Innovation Industry Forum provides both the credibility and leverage that the overall programme requires whilst also creating closer ties between our two governments and providing a clear route to market for UK companies to invest in Sharjah. This forum helps feed and sustain an active innovation testbed in Sharjah’s new Research, Technology and Innovation Park, also acting as a visual showcase of Sharjah’s innovation expertise.

Embrace collaboration

Collaboration opens up new opportunities. Get in touch to find out more connect@futurecities.catapult.org.uk.

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