Peterborough shares smart success on the global stage
After winning the title of “World Smart City 2015”, Peterborough was invited to showcase its citizen-centred approach towards creating a smart city to an international audience of more than 400 city leaders, influencers, businesses and smart technology innovators.
Delivered by economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough, and Peterborough City Council, the Peterborough DNA project was formed four years ago after the city was awarded £3 million by the Technology Strategy Board, (now Innovate UK) to test, develop and implement new and smarter ways of connecting people, places and services.
Steve Bowyer, Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough said: “It was brilliant to share our work with an international audience that holds the same ambition as Peterborough – to create smart, sustainable cities. Peterborough has a fantastic story to tell and events like this provide the perfect opportunity for us to showcase our city to prospective investors, businesses and other city leaders.”
The Smart City Expo took place from 15 – 17 November in Barcelona. Opportunity Peterborough and Peterborough City Council were joined by a number of partners and sponsors at the exhibition, including: Arcus Global, British Standards Institute, Honeywell, Blue Sky, Pinsent Masons, MyCognition and Folklabs.
To find out more about the successes of Peterborough’s smart city programme, visit: www.futurepeterborough.com