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Future cities catapult - Dr. Cathy Mulligan

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Future cities catapult - Dr. Cathy Mulligan (Securing Asia 2015)

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Future cities catapult - Dr. Cathy Mulligan

  1. 1. FUTURE CITIES CATAPULT REMOVING BARRIERS AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES DR CATHY MULLIGAN, HEAD OF DIGITAL STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS RESEARCH FELLOW, IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON @API_ECONOMICS
  2. 2. W H O W E A R E & W H A T W E D O 2 THE CATAPULT FAMILY SEVEN WORLD-LEADING INNOVATION CENTRES MAKING CONCEPTS COMMERCIAL TAKING UK INNOVATIONS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY Glasgow HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING AFRC - Strathclyde CPI - Wilton/Sedgefield AMRC & NAMRC - Rotherham WMG - Coventry MTC - Ansty NCC - Bristol TRANSPORT SYSTEMS Milton Keynes CONNECTED DIGITAL ECONOMY London FUTURE CITIES London CELL THERAPY London SATELLITE APPLICATIONS London
  3. 3. THE FUTURE IS URBAN
  4. 4. OVERWHELMING PRESSURE TO DO MORE WITH LESS INCREASING POPULATION HIGHER INEQUALITY RESOURCE PRESSURES + +
  5. 5. …BUT IT FACES CHALLENGES THE FUTURE IS URBAN…
  6. 6. MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND / OR CREATION IS NOT SIMPLE
  7. 7. FACILITIES CENTRAL LONDON INNOVATION CENTRE Housing our Cities Lab: a facility for business, SMEs, cities to do data analytics, modelling, visualisation To provide evidence, support innovation & help unlock the market
  8. 8. BUILDING DIGITAL STRATEGY IN CITIES • Building a series of demonstrator test- beds in cities • Creating the world’s first database of economic impact of ICT in cities • Proving the market exists and that the economics are viable for SMEs and cities alike
  9. 9. MARKET CREATION IN THREE (RELATIVELY) SIMPLE STEPS
  10. 10. 1. Digital Economy Fundamentals 3. Global DEMAND-DRIVEN Standards 2. Appropriate, correctly targeted Technologies Market Build the right business case Build the right ecosystem Build the right stuff
  11. 11. THANK-YOU @API_ECONOMICS

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