UK based innovation agency, Connected Places Catapult has announced the start of its new organisation which combines the Future Cities and Transport Systems Catapults.
The new Connected Places Catapult will aim to accelerate smarter living and travelling in and between the places of tomorrow.
The new Catapult is designed to grow businesses with innovations in mobility services and the built environment, that enable new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness – driving even faster growth for the UK economy.
The Connected Places Catapult will focus on working across boundaries, bureaucracies, public and private sectors, on a whole system approach to achieve this goal.
Similar to the legacy organisations before it, the new Catapult aims to engage academic networks, diverse SME ecosystems, business and government departments as it seeks to foster new markets, boost demand for innovation and increase the supply of proven products and services across transport, cities, towns and villages.
The Connected Places Catapult will operate out of innovation hubs in London, Milton Keynes, Glasgow and, from May, in Leeds.