Bristol shortlisted for £24m Future City demonstrator project

December 5, 2012 by
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Proposals from four cities including Bristol have been shortlisted for final interview as the Technology Strategy Board’s £24 million Future Cities Demonstrator competition nears conclusion. The interviews are tomorrow (5th december) with the announcement of the winner in January 2013.

30 Local Authorities were awarded grants of £50,000 in July 2012 to develop feasibility studies and 26 submitted project proposals by the 14 November 2012 deadline. The feasibility studies will be made public in due course as part of the competition process.

The four shortlisted project proposals are (in alphabetical order);

The Technology Strategy Board is keen to build upon the involvement of all the Local Authorities in the process, and aim to continue working together.  It says it will explore further opportunities to collaborate and develop the ideas and themes addressed in the applications, for example through the development of the Future Cities Catapult centre due to open next year.

Bristol’s Future City bid brings together many of the strengths of the region, from the microelectronics cluster with global expertise in microcontrollers, wireless technology and sensors for the Internet of Things, as well as robotics and smart meters, advanced materials from the aerospace cluster, low carbon and renewable energy innovations in building technology and new digital content from the creative sector.


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