MediaCityUK launches Smart City testbed with UP Ventures
Corporate technology accelerator, UP Ventures Group, has entered into partnership with the government’s Connected Places Catapult to create a programme for nurturing smart city solutions at MediaCityUK in Salford.
Landmark upgrades maps with OS geospatial data platform
Landmark Information has welcomed the launch of Ordnance Survey’s latest geospatial data platform, designed to improve access to location-based data via OS MasterMap, with a series of updates to its Promap mapping and data service.
Who will drive office demand in post Covid-19 world?
Now that lockdown measures are beginning to ease and the prospect of meeting up with friends and family in a restaurant or having a drink in a pub is closer, businesses are planning for what a return to the workplace will look like.
Connected Places Catapult’s new chair wants Covid to ‘propel cities forward’
Prof Greg Clark, an authority on urban innovation, takes over the UK government-funded agency determined to drive adoption of new methods of travel and models for the way places are designed and run.
Sidewalk Labs steps away from Toronto smart city
Sidewalk Labs has aborted plans to create a smart city on the Toronto waterfront due to “unprecedented economic uncertainty” which has made the 12-acre project “too difficult to make… financially viable”, according to CEO of the Alphabet subsidiary Dan Doctoroff.
Year of disruption for UK’s £5bn proptech sector – Oxford Saïd
The UK is leading the way in proptech investment in Europe, a report from Oxford Saïd Business School has uncovered, with 2020 set to be a pivotal period for adoption, subject to overcoming regulatory hurdles.