£30k grant to undertake in-depth academic research into the Peterborough DNA programme

Sep 20, 2014 | Smart cit­ies

Last year Peter­bor­ough was one of only four UK cit­ies to be short­l­is­ted as a final­ist in the Tech­no­logy Strategy Board’s Future Cit­ies Demon­strat­or com­pet­i­tion. The aim of the com­pet­i­tion was to demon­strate how a city of the future might work more effect­ively, effi­ciently and sus­tain­ably. The bid, named ‘Peter­bor­ough DNA’, built on the excel­lent work and innov­a­tion already under­way in the city and set out how innov­a­tion could trans­form the city through eco­nom­ic and envir­on­ment­al sus­tain­ab­il­ity.

We are now 20 months into the pro­gram­me and we believe that the time is right to appoint an aca­dem­ic, or col­lab­or­a­tion of aca­dem­ic insti­tu­tions, to under­take in depth research into the impacts of the pro­gram­me both now and for the future.

Applic­a­tions for this grant is now closed.