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Between 2013 and 2014, Bristol City Council was awarded £5.3m funding to develop a ‘research and development test bed’ which was a part of the ‘Gigabit Bristol Programme ‘funded by DCMS/BDUK’s Super- Connected Cities programme. Bristol is Open (BiO) was set up to deliver this test bed as a joint venture between Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol, which has resulted in a Smart City Research and Development network platform of multiple communications technologies installed around the city.
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. Having signed the Digital Declaration, the City of London Corporation is committed to designing new digital public services, challenging the technology market to offer the flexible tools and services, protecting people’s privacy and security and delivering better value for money.
Hull City Council is the unitary authority for the city of Kingston upon Hull. We provide more than 400 different services to our 260,000 residents and our population is continuing to rise. As Hull begins its journey towards becoming a smart city, Hull City Council has identified a number of key, distinct yet concurrent phases that have to be addressed: development of its own service specific use cases, a single view, analysis and interaction of public sector services, the facilitation of the smart technology infrastructure and management of data security.
Leeds is the second largest metropolitan district in England, with a population of over 715,000 and covering an area of 552 square kilometres.Leeds City Council delivers over 500 different services to residents and is dedicated to bringing the benefits of a prosperous, vibrant and attractive city to the people of Leeds. SMART LEEDS is the Leeds City Council-led programme created to identify and deliver new technologies and innovative solutions to help make Leeds the best place to live, work and visit. Building the smart city is the means to an end rather than the end itself. That’s why we’re embedding smart city principles into everything we do.
Founded in 2011, OpenDataSoft provides a Cloud-based turnkey platform designed for smart and easy transformation of all types of data and APIs into innovative services. Serving as a dual purpose Open Data Portal and Smart City Datahub, the platform makes publishing, sharing, and reusing data easy for all business users. Its SaaS model and extreme scalability enable small, medium and large governments, as well as companies and utilities, to easily open access (privately or publicly) to datasets containing hundreds of millions of rows.
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We are England’s first Sub-national Transport Body. We were formed to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth. As a partnership, we bring the North’s 20 local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England, and HS2 Ltd, and work with Central Government.
Founded in 2004, Videalert is part of Marston Holdings, the UK’s largest transportation and enforcement services group. It is also one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions. The company’s principal focus is the provision of digital traffic solutions that deliver the highest productivity at the lowest operational cost in five key areas: - Civil Traffic Enforcement - School Safety - Police ANPR - Traffic and Parking Management - Clean Air and Low Emission Zones
Vortex IoT builds sensors and networks for harsh environments where conditions are hostile, power supply is limited, AI is needed and data security is critical. By embracing new technologies Vortex offers tailored solutions for delivering cost effective deployments and evidence based interventions to asset, device and resource management that will enrich any organisation's decision or command & control solution and capabilities. Vortex's IPR and innovations include a blend of intuitive cloud and fog-based systems, Edge Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and blockchain security combined with bespoke IoT sensor design capabilities. Vortex IoT combines cloud capabilities with business intelligence and bespoke design of low-power wireless sensor networks to deliver step change enablement to operations management.
Yotta is a global connected asset management software and services provider. We empower organisations to make better, more intelligent decisions by ensuring our Customers systems, assets and people are connected, and the data they produce is structured and captured to provide operational insight.
Airlabs creates clean air zones in polluted cities. With 92% of the world’s population living in places where air pollution exceeds safe limits (WHO), its become our mission to create breathable air by developing clean air zones throughout cities in the worlds most polluted places. Through revolutionary and award winning technology we meaningfully reduce the impact of polluted air on citizens including removing >95% of Nitrogen Dioxide from the air. By focusing on areas with high pollution levels and high people density or high dwell time we can effectively improve the quality of life for people around the world.
BetterPoints is the UK’s leading behaviour change company, with cutting-edge habit-changing technology for employee wellbeing, carbon footprint reduction and environmental sustainability. We work with public bodies (CCGs, Local Authorities) and corporate organisations to increase physical activity, promote active and sustainable travel and improve wellbeing.
The vision for Dundee City Council is to become a council which has enhanced its services through digital and has effectively promoted the use of digital so that its citizens think digital first when requesting services because it is quicker and more convenient to do so. This vision covers more than just digital access to services, it covers the processes behind the services, the way our citizen’s find and access them, how we communicate, how we continue to improve but also aims to bring the city together by looking at a multiple digital themes. By creating a digital strategy, the council will be supporting other ‘Changing for the Future’ projects, providing the citizens of Dundee with a full choice of service options which are convenient and fit into their lives as seamlessly as possible regardless of age, location, time constraints or backgrounds.
Exeter City Futures - working collaboratively with the City to build a healthier and more sustainable Exeter. Exeter City Futures is an independent Community Interest Company that is working to help Exeter solve its urbanisation challenges in a way that reduces social inequality and contributes to economic growth. Our vision is to help Exeter live better, by creating a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive place for future generations by analysing and addressing the biggest challenges facing our city.
We are imactivate. We write software and work with data to tell stories in a digital world. Closely connected to the vibrant creative scene in Leeds, the North of England, and beyond, we're highly-experienced scientists comfortable with the technical details that stop many great ideas becoming a reality.
The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) is a research centre that is jointly funded by the ESRC and the University of Glasgow. We aim to promote the use of big data and innovative methods to improve social, economic and environmental well-being in cities. We deliver analyses which have demonstrable impacts on public policy, society and industry.
Vivacity has developed and patented award-winning Artificial Intelligence technology that continuously captures and classifies live transport usage, 24/7. Our sensor hardware provides continuous and anonymous streams of data on all forms of mobility – from pedestrian to cyclist, car to HGV, and everything in-between.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is responsible for the £1 billion west Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, and works closely with business in the region through the Leeds City Region LEP to ensure that business and the regional economy is at the heart of the decisions taken.
ESA is the trade association representing the UK's waste management and secondary resources industry. ESA’s Members provide essential waste and secondary resources management services to the public and private sectors. ESA works with all levels of government and regulators to deliver more sustainable waste management for the UK.
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Highways England operate, maintain and improve England’s motorways and major A roads. We focus on what every customer wants - less congested roads to ensure swift, safe comfortable travel. This means increasing road capacity while modernising the motorway network and major A roads.
SEStran is a Regional Transport Partnership comprised of eight local councils in South East Scotland: Borders, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. SEStran aims to develop a transportation system for SE Scotland that will enable business to function effectively, and provide everyone living in the region with improved access to health care, education, public services and employment opportunities.
Examples of Westminster’s technologically and data driven policies and interventions include their involvement in the monitoring project ‘Breathe London’, trialling of innovative technologies ranging from green infrastructure to retrofitting the council’s waste vehicle fleet, use of data driven evaluation of parking projects and work on eliminating unnecessary vehicle idling.
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