Future Cities Catapult’s mission is to help UK firms develop the products and services to meet the changing needs of cities, and to sell them to the world. With twice as many urban dwellers as any other country and a fast-growing economy, China is an increasingly important overseas market for UK providers of advanced urban services.
At Future Cities Catapult we recognise this and are stepping up our engagement with China. To support our work, we are producing a Future Cities Business Portfolio aimed at Chinese city governments, developers and companies looking to partner with UK firms.
We are looking to hear from companies that:
- Are headquartered in the UK
- Provide innovative technologies and/or services that meet the needs of cities
- Are interested in partnering with Future Cities Catapult on projects in China
What is the portfolio?
The portfolio will showcase Future Cities Catapult’s working model and the UK’s capability in future cities. This will include around 20 UK company profiles. The portfolio will outline a model through which Future Cities Catapult can help UK companies form constructive partnerships with Chinese cities through our projects. Both English and Chinese language versions will be produced.
Who can be involved?
We are looking to hear from UK companies who provide advanced urban services and would be interested to explore partnering with Future Cities Catapult on Chinese projects. Whilst the kind of partnership would depend on the individual project context this could, for example, involve applying to Catapult-run calls to deploy solutions in the Chinese cities with which we work. We are especially interested in working with innovative companies looking for opportunities to increase their export-readiness by trailing solutions in urban settings.
How do I contribute?
We invite interested companies to provide the information requested in the fields below. Each submission will be evaluated by our in-house team to ensure we include the most relevant and appropriate UK companies. The deadline for submissions is 6 July 2018. If you have questions about eligibility or the submission process please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We aim to respond to all enquires within one working day.
We will be contacting companies very shortly after the deadline to discuss their submissions. Applicants acknowledge that by applying to be part of the Business Portfolio, Future Cities Catapult will perform necessary and reasonable due diligence, and that any information submitted may be shared and/or reproduced at the absolute discretion of Future Cities Catapult.
Guidance on submissions
The information provided by participant companies will be displayed over two pages as set out in this pdf. In order to understand how all the information will fit together applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the pdf content. It is important that companies submitting information stick as closely as possible to the word count for individual fields as going significantly over or under the count will result in the information not fitting aesthetically into the template design.
Click here to fill in portfolio application form