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Future Cities Catapult is collaborating on a project with Intel Labs Europe, Imperial College and University College London. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the ability of the Internet of Things interventions to solve real urban challenges.

The project focuses on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) in East London.

This final phase of a longer-term collaboration called “Capstone”, includes the goal to create an Urban Internet of Things Demonstrator in the park to show the possibility of the Internet of Things solutions to solve urban challenges. Working closely with the London Legacy Development Corporation Future Cities Catapult aims to draw on the legacy of the Olympic Games of inspiring healthy living in all people by looking at how we may encourage healthier behaviour in the area in and around the QEOP.

After consulting the top experts in the field, Future Cities Catapult will conduct ethnographic research with park users to understand how this multi-faceted space is being used for healthy behaviour, as well as the barriers that stop people behaving in healthy ways. The project team will identify emerging ways to encourage healthier behaviour.

We will then apply our research findings to the QEOP and look to run a series of interventions using innovative solutions to promote behaviour change. The aim is to provide the London Legacy Development Corporation with methods of initiating healthy behaviour changes over the life of the project which could then be measured and translated into longer-term health goals for local QEOP residents and visitors!

Future Cities Catapult is on the lookout for organisations that can provide innovative solutions to the challenge of encouraging healthy behaviour. If you are interested in the opportunity to work closely with us on this project or have solutions you think may be appropriate or simply want to find out more please contact us via the form below.

Built to host the London 2012 Olympics, the park is now open for the public to explore its 6.5km of waterways, 560 acres of open spaces, and multiple attractions and venues. It is managed by London Legacy Development Corporation and is used as a test-bed for showcasing urban technologies. In the long term, the aim is to ensure the park becomes a hotbed for innovation and cutting-edge technology.

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